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Paris Photo 2011

News and Events - Documentaries

Paris Photo 2011Paris Photo will celebrate its 15th anniversary at the Grand Palais - a major step ahead for the renowned international event.

117 galleries from some 23 countries will present the best of 19th century, modern and contemporary photography in the heart of the French capital. To complete this panorama of worldwide photography, a selection of 18 publishers will have a dedicated space in the fair.

Paris Photo will celebrate African photography from Bamako to Cape Town, unveiling the creative wealth of historic and contemporary African artists.

These exciting developments put forward the new energy that Paris Photo is displaying by reinventing itself. Four programmes will articulate Paris Photo's new identity: Institutions' recent photography acquisitions, the platform, Private Collection from Artur Walther, focus on the Photography Book and launching of the Paris Photo - Photo Book Prize .

Place of honour for Africa
Following Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Switzerland, Spain, the Nordic Countries, Italy, Japan, the Middle East and central Europe, Paris Photo is giving African photography the place of honour this year, from Bamako to Cape Town.

  • Les Rencontres de Bamako held within a dedicated area, will be offering a glimpse of the new generation of African artists, spotted at the Biennial of African Photography, created in 1994.

  • Artur Walther Collection will be showing a generation of African artists in an exhibition space set out in the midst of the exhibition.

  • Publishers have also become involved in the diffusion of African art. During the exhibition, the l’œil publishers will be launching the very first book dedicated to a prominent Malagasy photographer, Pierrot Men, as well as a book going back 50 of Malick Sidibé’s photographs of his home village. They will also be presenting numerous portfolios by African photographers: Pierrot Men, Youssouf Sogodogo, Mohamed Camara, Sergio Santimano, Ananias Leki Dago, Nestor Da, Berry Bickle, David Brazier...

  • The African theme will be present throughout the exhibition. Many galleries that support African art in general and photography in particular, will this year be presenting their most emblematic works.

Paris Photo 2011 Platform Presentation with the LUMA Foundation

4 days of Live events at Paris Photo and a Book on the same subject :

The world is changing, so is photography!
Paris Photo is exploring different aspects of these changes and their links to the medium.
Four days on : Geography / Technology / Society and Media / Body.
Curator: Chantal Pontbriand, assisted by Christian Alandete.

For its 15th edition, Paris Photo invites you to:
A daily noontime encounter with a special guest hosted by Chantal Pontbriand, the curator of the Platform (Noontime Encounters)
Meetings with artists present during the fair (Artists' Views)
Round-table discussions with artists, critics, curators and collectors
Performances linked to photography
Events not to be missed, held in the Grand Palais (Rotonde de la Reine), at the centre of the most important photography fair.

To go further :

Paris Photo 2011
Portfolio Paris Photo 2011


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