There is something entirely reassuring about the conservative personality of the annual ADAA Art Show. It’s an art fair that feels comfortable in its own skin, opting for calm reserve and measured engagement instead of empty flash and bustle, and its consistency across the years, even with a rotating cast of attending member galleries, has been quite remarkable.
Photography is only ever a subset of what’s on offer, and this year there were presentations of photography (a mix between solo and group shows) to be uncovered in just six booths, with a handful of other single photographic works to be found elsewhere with a bit of digging. So for a photography-focused collector, the fair is an easy going wander, with just enough to material to be unearthed in an hour or two.
What follows below is a brief survey of the photography highlights at this year’s fair, organized in slideshow form. A short discussion of each featured work is provided, along with linked gallery names, artist names, and prices as appropriate/available.