10 Iconic Photographers to Discover at The Photography Show

Each year, photography lovers flock to The Photography Show, Presented by AIPAD to discover standout images from galleries across the world. You can take a tour of the booths on Artsy—and message galleries in advance to secure your favorite works.

Below, you’ll find 10 not-to-miss photographers at the fair, whose groundbreaking perspectives helped define the history of the medium.

To buy any of these works, you can click on the image to contact the gallery directly.


Alexander Rodchenko

Rodchenko—a central figure in the Russian Constructivist movement—embraced photography later in his career, experimenting with unconventional perspectives and radical close-ups in his black-and-white compositions.

$7,000–10,000


William Eggleston

Eggleston pioneered a new way of looking, capturing everyday moments of suburban life and legitimizing color photography as a fine art form.

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Ansel Adams

From Yosemite to Glacier National Park, Adams documented the dramatic landscapes of the American West, striving to create “pure” or “straight” photographs that reflected the honesty of the camera.

$11,900–30,000


Diane Arbus

Arbus is famous for her intimate portraits of individuals at the margins of society, including circus performers at Coney Island, identical twins at a Christmas party, and teenage lovers in Washington Square Park.

$9,000–30,000


Saul Leiter

While Leiter originally moved to New York in 1946 to become a painter, he quickly moved to street and fashion photography—and, only seven years later, his candid images were featured in a seminal photography exhibition “Always the Young Stranger” at The Museum of Modern Art.

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Dorothea Lange

During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Lange traveled the country to document the poverty and displacement of farm workers—and captured one of the most iconic images in the history of American photography, Migrant Mother (1936), among many other gripping portraits.

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Edward Weston

A founding member of Group f/64 alongside Ansel Adams, Weston is known for his richly detailed portraits of everyday objects, including shells, vegetables, and rocks.

$4,500–15,000


Horst P. Horst

With over 150 covers of Vogue magazine, Horst was a preeminent fashion photographer, capturing the most influential figures of the 20th century with a sensibility that was both elegant and surreal.

$10,000–15,000


Henri Cartier-Bresson

Cartier-Bresson—who co-founded Magnum Photos and pioneered the art of photojournalism—often pointed his lens at the streets of Paris, famously capturing a young boy proudly walking with two bottles of wine.

$15,000–75,000


Irving Penn

Showcased in a recent retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Penn is an icon of 20th-century photography, celebrated for his pared-down studio portraits that are filled with diffuse, natural light.

$42,000–300,000

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