200 preview picks for Paris Photo 2008


Kim Joon, Bird Land Swarovski, 2008 © Courtesy Keumsan Gallery, Séoul

Get ready for international inspiration, visual stimulation, new photographic insights, and — quite possibly — image overload!

From November 13 to 16, 2008, Paris Photo, the world’s leading fair and marketplace for photography, will showcase the works of more than 500 international photographers and artists from all continents, presented by 107 exhibitors from 18 countries (USA, France, Japan, Germany, Spain, the UK, Holland, Italy, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, South-Africa, South-Korea, Australia and India).
Lens Culture, a partner with Paris Photo, features more than 200 photographs in an extensive preview of the show.
The special focus this year is on photography from Japan:
Photography has been one of the most intense and major areas of Japanese culture since it was first introduced in the country in 1848, towards the end of the Edo Period. Paris Photo has pulled together work by more than 130 artists, from the Meiji era to 1930’s avant-garde movements and the post-war years through to the most contemporary production. To date, no exhibition in Europe has brought together such a large number of Japanese photographers.
Settle in with a cup of coffee and enjoy the preview. If you have a fast internet connection, you’ll love the high-resolution slide show. Cheers!

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