The world's top photography fair, Paris Photo, gathers galleries and photobook specialists under the glass roof of the historic Grand Palais. The 18th edition of Paris Photo was a great success, representing 35 countries, 143 galleries and 26 art book dealers/publishers, and showcasing both contemporary and historic works encompassing the prolific medium of photography today.
Paris Photo is the premier international art fair for works in the photographic medium. The 2014 Fair was held in Paris' historical Grand Palais from the 13th to the 16th of November and hosted 169 galleries and art book dealers.
Renowned for its innovative and high-level programming, Paris Photo is a key event for collectors and art world professionals, as well as photography enthusiasts. Extensive programming includes special exhibitions for the following sectors:
- The "Private Collection" exhibition introduces visitors to the pioneering role played by private collectors who, driven by their own passion and perseverance, gather masterpieces and develop new approaches.
- The "Recent Acquisitions" exhibition presents new photography collections from international institutions.
- "Open Book" honors the role of the photobook in the history of the medium.
In partnership with Aperture Foundation, Paris Photo has established the PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the ever evolving role of the photobook in the narrative of photography. Prize categories include: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.
The Paris Photo Platform brings together key figures in the international art community for a cycle of conversations, interviews, debates and performances organized by guest curators.
The Fair is enriched by the support and participation of our partners, such as the Giorgio Armani Acqua exhibition program; selected works from JPMorgan Chase Art Collection; presentations from BMW Art and Culture and Leica; as sell as SFR Jeunes Talents.
A rich ensemble of exhibitions completes this panorama offering our visitors a broad perspective and appreciation of the field. We are extremely proud to welcome for the first time in Paris in the Salon d’Honneur, two important exhibitions: The Museum of Modern Art will present a selection of their program of recent acquisitions (2013-2014), demonstrating the institution’s pioneering force for the promotion of the language of photography, and the private collection of The Alkazi Collection of Photography, with meticulously staged and ornamented painted photographs from India and Southern Asia.
The Paris Photo Platform, organized by independent curator Urs Stahel, will reunite artists, curators, historians, and writers, promoting reflection and exchange with a cycle of conversations. Continuing the narrative of the photobook, this year’s Open Book exhibition is dedicated to artists books published between the 1960s and today with singular works by many of photography’s most innovative protagonists.
In partnership with Aperture Foundation, Paris Photo presents the 4th annual PhotoBook Awards introducing a new category for the “Photography Catalogue of the Year”.
The 18th edition of Paris Photo was held from November 13 to 16, 2014.
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Source: Paris Photo