PGH Photo Fair
Before the launch of Instagram in 2010, and the release of the camera phone in 2000, photos were captured with a precision, thoughtfulness, and passion through a plain ‘ole camera. Shutterbugs and photo lovers alike will be happy to hear that this tradition is still being honored today at the Pittsburgh Third Annual Art Fair for Photography on May 17th and 18th at The Carnegie Museum of Art.
PGH Photo Fair’s founder, Evan Mirapaul, is ecstatic about the Carnegie Museum of Art’s invitation to host the event. His goal this year is to promote the discussion of photography within the contemporary and fine art market. Thanks to the support of the museum, the event will flaunt prestige and bring friends from all over the world together to talk about moments in time.
The exhibit will host 12 edgy and internationally-known art dealers and feature impressive, museum-quality prints and other photo-based art. Pittsburgh’s own Concept Gallery will be showing the works of Luke Swank and W. Eugene Smith, along with other fine examples of photography by artists that have a relationship with the city.
Returning this year from previous PGH Photo Fairs are Gitterman Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery, and L. Parker Stephenson Photographs. You’ll also get a second chance to see the nineteenth-century works of the Gary Edwards Gallery from DC. Adding to the contemporary list of returning exhibitors include Aperture, Blind Spot, Next Level Projects, Only Photography, and Melissa Catanese from Spaces Corners. The newbie to the line up this year is Michael Foley from NYC.
Both days are FREE and open to the public. However, admission to other exhibits at the museum will require a ticket and separate entry. On both the 17th and the 18th the event starts at 12PM and ends at 5PM. You can find more information and updates here.