Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
Maybe Silverstein was being ironic or making a joke or reacting instinctively to the sort of question I'm sure he gets all the time, and probably finds tiresome.
Exactly. Dealers pay THOUSANDS to be in these shows and they have no interest in using the time to find new artists. I think a booth at Paris Photo cost each dealer at least $20,000. I highly recommend that no one use these expositions to try to see dealers with their work. If anything, it will prevent that dealer from ever wanting to look at your work again in the future. The business world of fine art photography is a very fickle one and unless you are god's gift to photography, you have to be very careful about these things.