Photography is never the main event at the stately ADAA Art Show, but there is always enough material on view to make a photo-centric trip to the Park Avenue Armory worthwhile. Its carpeted aisles, wide spaces, and tightly edited group of established dealers give the fair its competitive advantage – an unrushed, roomy atmosphere that encourages question asking and further engagement, unlike the packed hustle of most fairs.
This year, as in years past, there are a range of photo offerings to be uncovered, from solo booth presentations and group shows of photography to photographs paired with or mixed in among works in other mediums. Certainly less than a quarter of the roughly 70 booths hold photography of any kind, but when photographs are to be found, the quality of the work is consistently solid. What follows below are some of the highlights, organized in slideshow form. A short discussion of each featured work is provided, along with linked gallery names, artist names, and prices as appropriate.