With even more art wedged into nooks and crannies and hidden behind angled walls in its now signature open plan gathering, this year’s version of the Independent fair felt more densely packed and overstuffed than ever. Without any formal grid to guide the visitor, it’s a loose, wandering, and easy going art experience (no cut throat elbowing and jostling here), but with the unfortunate byproduct of not really knowing whose booth you might actually be in at any given moment. The photography on view tended toward the non-traditional and experimental, often with a conceptual bent or taken with the eye of an artist who is not primarily a photographer.
The slideshow below is roughly organized along my path through the fair, starting on the second floor and moving upward. Individual works are accompanied by associated commentary, host galleries, artist names, and prices.