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PGH Photo Fair is the focus at Carnegie Museum in Oakland

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
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A guest enjoys one of the visitor booths at a previous PGH Photo Fair. This year’s event is April 27-28 at the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hall of Sculpture in Oakland.
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Guests enjoy one of the visitor booths at a previous PGH Photo Fair. This year’s event is April 27-28 at the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hall of Sculpture in Oakland.
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David Wallace
An aerial view of a previous PGH Photo Fair. This year’s event is April 27-28 at the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hall of Sculpture in Oakland.
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Guests enjoy a previous PGH Photo Fair. This year’s event is April 27-28 at the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hall of Sculpture in Oakland.

This is a picture-perfect event.

The seventh edition of PGH Photo Fair is April 27-28 at the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hall of Sculpture, in Oakland.

The event will host 17 international dealers and their photo projects, exhibiting museum-quality prints and photo-based art spanning the history of the medium, from 19th century vintage prints to contemporary photography. The experts will also sell photographic books and photo-based magazines.

The fair is free, but admission to exhibits at the museum will require a ticket.

“PGH Photo remains unique, to my knowledge, that a museum invites an art fair to be held under its roof,” PGH Photo Fair founder Evan Mirapaul, a Pittsburgh-based photography collector, said in a news release. “We are now looking forward to our seventh edition and the fifth hosted by the Carnegie Museum in their stunning and classic Hall of Sculpture. Our exhibitors often mention that our venue is the envy of many other fairs. We are proud of and grateful to the Carnegie for all of their support and curatorial guidance.”

Exhibitors include Aperture, the events co-founder Spaces Corners and Pittsburgh-based Silver Eye Center for Photography.

“Our exhibitors would be welcome in any art fair anywhere in the world,” Mirapaul said. “We’re confident that we’re bringing the highest quality art to Pittsburgh collectors whether it is a $40 book or a $40,000 vintage print. Our goal now is to reach a broader audience so that more of Pittsburgh can share in what is happening right in their own town April 27th and 28th.”

PGH Fair was founded in 2012, when six exhibitors displayed their wares in a raw building space that is now the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh in East Liberty. The Fair expanded as interest grew, and its success prompted the Carnegie Museum to invite the Fair to be held at the museum.

Details: pghphotofair.com

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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