For its third edition PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is delighted to bring to its program several innovative and cutting-edge elements of photographic practice up to the moment. In this article, we preview some favorite works that will be exhibited and for sale at the fair, while also including a selection from Alexander Montague-Spraey, the fair’s artistic director, whose highlights are only a tiny fraction of the diverse offerings that will be on show.


With Conversations, the fair offers a contemporary platform within which to hear international experts in the field discuss key features and developments of the market, both in Asia and beyond. From Korean photography expert Jiyoon Lee to world renowned collector Qiao Zhibing, this sector offers the opportunity for the audience to interact with key members of the art world.

Insights presents a unique museum-quality platform to experience the work by some of the most important artists working with contemporary photography today.

The Main section highlights international artists with impressive installations by some of the stars of the market, while the Platform puts the spotlight on galleries that have rarely if ever been seen in Asia before.

Finally, the Connected portion focuses on video art and its important relationship with contemporary photographic art and digital practice. Clearly, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is becoming one of the most international art fairs in China with an emphasis on photography.


The 2016 edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is running at the Shanghai Exhibition Center from September 9 to 11.