Here’s How I’d Spend A Million Dollars At The AIPAD Photography Show

An American Photo editor plays the one-percent

I don’t want to blow anyone’s mind, but I should to admit, journalism isn’t exactly the world’s most lucrative profession these days. So I can’t say I had much in common with the one-percenters milling about the AIPAD Photography Show floor last night, searching for that special little something to spruce up their foyers, or more likely, that special little something that will obfuscate their actual rate of taxable income. But let’s pretend, because art fairs are a lousy, overwhelming way to experience art if you’re not looking to buy anything.

For now, photography isn’t painting, and I would never want to go near a Peter Lik, so spending a million dollars on prints isn’t really all that easy. Here are 40 works of art from our fantasy shopping spree totaling $955,400.

AIPAD Photography Show, now in it’s 35th year, with over 80 exhibitors, runs through April 19, 2015 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.

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Daido Moriyama | “How to Create a Beautiful Picture 6: Tights in Shimotakaido,” 1987 | Steven Kasher Galler | Edition of 3 | $18,000
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Eamonn Doyle | “i” Series | Michael Hoppen Gallery | Edition of 8 | $2,200 each or $19,800
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Robert Frank | “Canal Street, New Orleans,” 1955 | Howard Greenberg Gallery | Vintage Gelatin Silver Print | $275,000
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Joel Meyerowitz | “New York City,” 1966 | Howard Greenberg Gallery | Edition of 10 | $15,000
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Katy Grannan | From the “Morning Call” series, 2001-2004 | Kopeikin Gallery | $9,500 each or $28,500
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William Eggleston | Untitled, 1970 – 73 | Rose Gallery | Top: $95,000; Bottom: $55,000
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Eugene Richards | “Grandmother, Brooklyn,” 1993 | Stephen Daiter Gallery | $7,500
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Jon Tonks | “Marcus Henry, Meteorological Station” | James Hayman Gallery | $2,800
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Seydou Keïta | Untitled, 1958 | Gallery Fifty One | $25,500
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Jen Davis | Untitled No. 56, 2014 | Lee Marks Fine Art | $2,800
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Ansel Adams | “Twelve Canceled Moonrises Artifacts” | Scott Nichols Gallery | $180,000
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Francesca Woodman | Untitled (George Woodman, Sol Lewitt, Francesca Woodman), c. 1976 | Robert Klein Gallery | Vintage Gelatin Print | $150,000
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Alex Webb | “Haiti,” 1986 | Stephen Daiter Gallery | $7,500
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Arnold Newman | “Igor Stravinsky, New York City,” 1946 | Barry Singer Gallery | $17,000
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Stephen Shore | “Broad Street, Regina, Saskatchewan,” 1974 | Gallery 19/21 | $18,000
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Weegee | “Joe Gould,” c. 1940s | Winter Works on Paper | Vintage Gelatin Print | $3,000
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Henri Cartier-Bresson | “Martine’s Legs,” 1967 | Eric Franck Fine Art | $20,000
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Josef Koudelka | “Hauts-de-Seine, Parc de Sceaux, France,” 1987 | Eric Franck Fine Art | $15,000