Photo Shanghai, Asia’s premier art fair dedicated to photography, opens this weekend with a dynamic programme of shows presented by a selection of international galleries. This year, the fair brings together some of the most exciting names from the world of fine art photography hailing from 15 countries including China, Taiwan, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, the US, the UK, amongst others.
Organised by the World Photography Organisation, this year’s fair, and Photo Shanghai’s second edition, features an array of 50 leading galleries and over 500 works of art for sale by artists. Notable names in attendance are Nobuyoshi Araki, Birdhead, Guy Bourdin, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hsieh Chun-te, Elliott Erwitt, Chien-Chi Chang, Yang Fudong, Candida Höfer, Horst P. Horst, Axel Hüette, André Kertész, Steven Klein, Gustave Le Gray, Aki Lumi, Daido Moriyama, Vik Muniz, Jimmy Nelson, Helmut Newton, Martin Parr, and Erwin Olaf.
Taking place at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre until 13 September, the fair offers an opportunity for international collectors and audiences to explore works by emerging and established artists from across the Asia Pacific and the rest of the world. Photo Shanghai is committed to curating museum scale and quality exhibitions, as well as exploring the relationship between photography and other media. Its 2015 programme highlights include: an exhibition of work by Taryn Simon hosted by Gagosian Gallery, the Chinese debut of new work by aerial performance artist Li Wei, and an new video project curated by Professor Zhang Peili.
Photo Shanghai, until 13 September, Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Find out more: www.photoshanghai.org.
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1. Martin Parr, Hong Kong (LON156562), 2013. Represented by Blindspot Gallery.