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The Light in Cuban Eyes - The Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography at

NEW YORK – For the first time, The Photography Show presented by AIPAD will present special exhibitions in its new location at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s west side. The highly-anticipated 37th edition of the fair from the Association of International Photography Art Dealers takes place in New York, March 30 – April 2, 2017. The Show will commence with a vernissage on March 29, 2017.

Three special exhibitions, on loan from the international collections of Martin Z. Margulies, Madeleine P. Plonsker, and Artur Walther, will be on view at The Photography Show. In addition to the special exhibitions, more than 110 of the world’s leading fine art galleries will offer exceptional photography from early masters, modern luminaries, and emerging and established contemporary artists. More than 25 book sellers and publishers will also be represented at the Show.

The Light in Cuban Eyes, from the collection of Madeleine P. Plonsker, documents the artistic path of contemporary Cuban photography from 1992 (when the Soviets left the island) to the present. A book of the same name was published in 2015 by Lake Forest College. Plonsker began traveling to Havana in 2002 and her efforts have brought recognition to many artists whose work was unknown in the U.S. Featuring work by Juan Carlos Alom, Arien Chang, Adrian Fernandez, Eduardo Garcia, Eduardo Hernandez, Alejandro Gonzalez, Liudmila & Nelson, and Alejandro Perez, the collection aims to express the concerns of Cuba’s artistic community as it evolves and grows.

Plonsker says, “I have attended AIPAD every year since its inception and regard the gallery community as part of my large collecting family of friends. I am honored to have AIPAD acknowledge the closeness of our relationship by featuring work from my contemporary Cuban collection.”

All three collectors are scheduled to speak publicly about their collections at the talks and panel discussions to be held during the run of The Photography Show from March 30 – April 2, 2017. A schedule will be announced in the weeks prior to the Show.

One of the world’s most prestigious annual photography events, The Photography Show is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium, offering a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. Additional show information is available at

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