Thursday, 25 October 2012

Paris Photo 2012 Preview

Paris Photo is the worlds biggest photography fair and hosts more than 120 galleries and 23 photo book publishers. Previously held at the Carrousel du Louvre, it now takes place at the Grand Paliais which I found to be a much better location.This years event will present a huge variety of historical and contemporary photography and many one and two-man shows that allow collectors and photographers alike to look at a coherent body of work.  Some of the work on show last year was exceptional and am looking forward to going this year. As usual i will blog about some of the highlights from the show which runs from 15th-18th November. For further information visit

Lens Culture also has a preview slideshow of images that will feature at this years show, to visit the blog click here

A few highlights include :

© Sarah Moon, Avril, 2003 Courtesy of Camera Obscura

© Joel-Peter Witkin, The Reader, Paris, 2011 Courtesy of Baudoin Lebon

© Josef Sudek, Moldau Island, Prague 1952 Courtesy Galerie Johannes Faber

© Erik Steffensen, Girl with Camera, 2011 Courtesy of Galleri Bo Bjerggaard

© Cathleen Naundorf, Secret Times (Grand Palais I)  2010 Courtesy of Bernheimer Fine Old Masters e.K.

© Chuck Close, Calla Lily, 2007 Courtesy of Danziger Gallery

© Norman Parkinson, Le Groux Soeurs Hat, 1952 Courtesy of Eric Franck Fine Art

© Jeff Cowen, Camille 1 and 2, 2006 Courtesy of Huis Marseille Collection

    Also In preparation for this years show below are a couple of videos taken at Paris Photo 2011 featuring some  interesting work by photographic artists I have written about previously including Irving Penn (Platinum Prints) and Boris Savelev (Multi-layer Pigment Prints). The interviews were conducted by Michael Kurcfel.

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