A full-screen slideshow preview of 68 photos that will be featured at one of the largest and most influential photography fairs.
Paris Photo Paris, France
An up-to-the-minute snapshot of the fine art photography marketplace: full-screen slideshow preview of photos from2013. This photo: Folsom at Fremont, 2013 © John Chiara, Von Lintel Gallery
This has been a particularly productive year for Paris Photo, which held its first American fair in 2013 at the Paramount studios in Los Angeles, drawing a crowd of more than 13,500 visitors.
Still surfing the wave of this resounding international success, Paris Photo 2013 hosted 136 galleries this year at the Grand Palais (including 28 newly selected participants), and 28 publishers specializing in photography books.
Artists, galleries, collectors, professionals, enthusiasts and inquisitive minds gathered this fall to enjoy an ambitious, high-level program that emphasizes the diversity and quality of the artists and works presented by participating gallery owners.
The "Private Collection" exhibit introduced visitors to the pioneering role played by private collectors who, driven by their own passion and perseverance, gathered masterpieces and develop new approaches. We were pleased to be hosting a selection of works from Harald Falckenberg's collection showcasing his perspective on the medium of photography.
The "Recent Acquisitions" exhibit presented the new photography collections from three international institutions. This year, it featured the Instituto Moreira Salles from Rio, with Brazilian photography that captures transformations in the urban landscape; the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, offering a set of Arnaud Maggs photographs and a series on photography practices; and the Museum Folkwang from Essen, covering photographic representations of historic events, with a focus on the recent crisis in Egypt.
Echoing that theme, the "Open Book" exhibit taken from Martin Parr's collection presented a set of Protest Photo Books, photography pamphlets covering uprisings from the second half of the 20th century to today.
Finally, Paris Photo was also a friendly forum that promoted discussion and reflection. To recognize the vitality of the photography book sector, the Paris Photo Book Awards has given once again to winners from a selection of 30 books published over the past 15 years. Meanwhile, Nicolas Bourriaud, Director of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, has invited participants in the “Platform” to give talks, interviews, debates, and performances.