A New Photo Fair for a New Age: The Inaugural PHOTOFAIRS New York

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PHOTOFAIRS New York | Sep 8-10, 2023 | Javits Center in the West Side district of New York City, USA

The world of photography is changing rapidly, with new technologies, voices, and ways of seeing emerging all the time. In this changing landscape, a new photo fair is emerging to showcase the best of contemporary photography.

PHOTOFAIRS New York will take place from September 8-10, 2023, at the Javits Center in New York City. The fair will feature a diverse range of galleries and interdisciplinary spaces from over 20 cities, including Seoul, Lisbon, Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo, and Buenos Aires.  Helen Toomer, a leading arts figure, is directing the fair.

The fair will also feature a variety of special projects, innovative large-scale installations, and publishing projects. In a world where images are more ubiquitous than ever, PHOTOFAIRS New York will offer a unique opportunity to experience the power of photography. The fair will be a place to discover new artists, learn about the latest trends in photography, and be inspired by the work of some of the most talented photographers in the world.

Exhibitor Highlight

TERN Gallery, a contemporary art gallery focusing on emerging and mid-career artists from The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean, will present work by four Caribbean new media artists at PHOTOFAIRS New York, in September. The artists Melissa Alcena, Steven Schmid, Tiffany Smith, and Rodell Warner explore Caribbean identity’s complexities through photography and new media.

Schmid’s work is characterized by its use of digital technology to create abstract and surreal images that explore the malleability of the Caribbean diaspora. Smith’s work explores identity, representation, cultural ambiguity, and displacement.

The exhibition is curated by Amanda Coulson, a PhotoFairs New York Selection Committee member and the director of TERN Gallery. It will surely be a highlight of PHOTOFAIRS New York and will offer visitors a unique opportunity to see the work of some of the most exciting Caribbean artists working today.

You can see more sneak peeks on PhotoFairs’ Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/photofairs.

I hope to see you there.

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