Quote Originally Posted by billschwab
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.

On a related theme, I see that AIPAD 2006 (NYC) will be held in an armory building and not a hotel, thus short-circuiting those photographers and small dealers who were guerilla marketing by handing out cards and showing works in their rooms. Too bad, there was good stuff outside the display halls last year..........