The photographic pickings at this year’s ADAA Art Show were decidedly slim, with just a handful of booths showing photography either in part or in full. But the quality was consistently solid, and part of the charm of this fair is its unhurried conservatism, where year after year a mood of reserved engagement can be relied upon to appear. Even when the most risk-taking contemporary work is tossed into this mix, the hushed surroundings seem to temper the flash with a dose of refinement and gravitas.
What follows below is a (very) 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.