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Annual photography fair Paris Photo will hold its 2010 edition from November 18th to the 21st. Over one hundred international galleries and publishers present a panorama of the finest examples of photographic expression from the 19th century to the present.
Paris Photo also casts light on an emerging international scene, reveals new talent through awards and competitions and offers a rich programme of events and encounters.
The 14th Paris Photo edition coincides with the biennial “Mois de la Photo”, a month-long photographic event, turning the city into the photography capital of the world in November.
Paris Photo - a few figures:
- A 3,000-square-metre showcase under the prestigious Louvre Pyramid
- 40,000 visitors in 5 days, 30% of them international
- 117 exhibitors – galleries, publishers and magazines - from 23 countries
- 115 public signing sessions by photographers
- Over 800 international artists represented
This year’s special thematic section will focus on Central Europe, notably highlighting Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Photography is one of Central Europe's richest forms of artistic expression. From the very beginning of the 20th century, Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, Ljubljana and Warsaw were home to an intellectual avant-garde promoting a new vision of photography. Many from these cities revolutionized the history of photography, from André Kertész and Moholy-Nagy to František Drtikol, Josef Sudek, Brassaï and Robert Capa.
Co-director of the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, art critic and exhibition curator Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez heads the Spotlight on Central Europe, which has four components. The General Section evokes major historical, contemporary and avant-garde figures, the Central Exhibition highlights a photography collection, the Statement section presents emerging talents and the Project Room offers a programme of videos.
In addition, a series of lectures presented in partnership with the Hungarian, Polish, Czech and Slovak Institutes and the Slovenian Embassy in Paris gives the public a closer look at the featured countries' photography scenes.
Futher information about Paris Photo:
Paris Photo Brochure