For nearly two decades, the annual Paris Photo fair has punctuated the photography market’s year-end calendar by bringing together some of the top artists, galleries, collectors and professionals to the City of Light. This year’s edition promises to be no different: thousands of images and an exciting, stimulating week of presentations, discussions, signings and off-shoot programming.
As ever, the fair this year is underpinned by the invited galleries. 140, from 33 countries, will be featured at the Grand Palais, presenting both historical and contemporary works. Joining them are 27 publishers and specialized art book dealers providing a complete panorama of the photographic medium.
As in the past few years, the photo-book will have a prominent place. In partnership with the Aperture Foundation, Paris Photo presents the 2015 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards ( see last year’s winners!). From just over 1,000 titles, the Awards will present a shortlist of 35 books. There will ultimately be three winners in the following categories: “First PhotoBook,” “PhotoBook of the Year,” and “Photography Catalogue of the Year.”
For the first time this year, a selection of galleries will present large formats and serial works in a new curated exhibition sector in the Salon d’Honneur. The Salon d’Honneur will also host guest collector Enea Righi, who will present major works from one of Italy’s most important private collections featuring prominent artists such as Cy Twombly, Nan Goldin, and Hans-Peter Feldmann, among others.
And, as usual, the Paris Photo Platform will reunite key figures in the art world for a cycle of talks and discussions. This year’s program will elaborate upon three axes specifically: the collection, photography after the crisis, and photography and its relation to the book.
We hope you enjoy our slideshow presentation above — and we hope to see you at the fair, as well.
Editors’ Note: Paris Photo will run from November 12 - November 15, 2015. It will be held at the Grand Palais, in the heart of Paris. We look forward to seeing some of you there!