From 14-17 November Paris Photo will be hosting 135 galleries at the Grand Palais, including 27 newly selected participants and 27 publishers specialising in photography books. Attracting artists galleries, collectors, professionals, enthusiasts and inquisitive minds, the event is accessible to all. The selection of galleries and images makes for a highly ambitious programme, showcasing the very best of those currently working in the photography world.
The Private Collection exhibit offers exposure to the pioneering role played by private collectors, detailing how their passion in art allows them to gather unique masterpieces and develop new approaches to art. There will be a special selection of works from Harald Falckenberg’s collection, representing his perspective on the medium of photography.
Another section of Paris Photo is the Recent Acquisitions exhibit, showcasing the new photography collections from three international institutions. This year, it will include the Instituto Moreira Salles from Rio, with Brazilian photography that captures changes in the urban landscape; the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, offering a set of Arnaud Maggs images and a series on photography practices; and the Museum Folkwang from Essen, covering representations of historic events, with a focus on the recent crisis in Egypt.
Martin Parr’s works appear in the Open Book exhibit and a series of Protest Photo Books and photography pamphlets detail uprisings from the second half of the 20th century to today. Furthermore, in order to recognise the vitality of the photography book sector, the Paris Photo Book Awards will be given once again to winners from a selection of 30 books published over the past 15 years.
In addition to the specialist exhibits, there will be talks, interviews, debates and performances.
Paris Photo, 14-17 November, Grand Palais, 254/256 rue de Bercy, 75577 Paris CEDEX 12.
1. Massimo Vitali, Spargi Cala Corsara, 2013, 2013, C-Print, the artist, Exhibitor : BONNI BENRUBI, Read more at www.parisphoto.com