Paris Photo 2017 programme

Paris Photo 2017 programme

Paris Photo

November 2, 2017

November 9–12, 2017, 12–8pm (7pm, Sunday)

Opening: Wednesday, November 8 (by invitation only) 

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Grand Palais 
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The 21st edition of Paris Photo, the world’s leading art fair for Photography, is held from Thursday, November 9 through Sunday, November 12, 2017, in the historic Grand Palais in the heart of Paris. 

The fair reunites 159 galleries and 30 art book dealers from 30 countries across four sectors to present the most important selection of exceptional image-based artworks for its most expansive edition to date. 

2017 exhibitor list

Public programming is an essential component of the fair featuring curated exhibitions, on- and off-site installations, radio broadcasting, awards, film screenings, and an extensive programme of book-signing sessions, conversation and talks.

Films/artist videos
This year, Paris Photo is proud to present a new screening programme with mk2 Grand Palais. In addition to video projects presented by participating galleries, a selection of feature length films and shorts is also proposed by this year’s guest curators. Thursday, November 9, Marin Karmitz (distributor, producer and director) proposes three feature length films, including two avant-premieres. Friday through Sunday, November 10–12, Matthieu Orléan (Artistic Advisor for the Cinémathèque française and guest curator for the gallery video sector) proposes a selection of long and short-length films. See the list of participating galleries and the programme online at

Tickets are available at with preferential rates on-site for Paris Photo ticket-holders.

Book signing sessions
The Book Signing programme brings together the most renowned artists working in the medium of photography.  Visitors have the unique opportunity to meet over 250 artists who will sign and dedicate their published works. Participating artists include: Roger Ballen, Elina Brotherus, Sophie Calle, John Chiara, Marcelo Brodshky, Antoine D’Agata, Edgar Martins, Cristina De Middel, Raymond Depardon, Mitch Epstein, Elliott Erwitt, Roe Ethridge, Anne Golaz, Jim Goldberg, Rinko Kawauchi, William Klein, Jungjin Lee, David Lynch, Dana Lixenberg, Susan Meiselas, Joel Meyerowitz, Romain Mader, Martin Parr, Denis Rouvre, Lise Sarfati, Alec Soth, among many others. See the day-by-day programme at

The Paris Photo Platform 
The Platform conversations are held in the auditorium in both French and English and are open to all Paris Photo ticket-holders on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Thursday, November 9
12:30–1:15pm: Conversation, Marin Karmitz (film distributor, producer, director) & Emmanuelle Lequeux (journalist)

A Question of Colour—What Colour is Aesthetically, Socially, Technically for Photography: David Campany (writer, curator, artist)
1:45–3pm: Harry Gruyaert 
3:30–4:45pm: Round table Rut Blees Luxemburg,  Anastasia Samoylova, Lucas Blalock
5:15–6:30pm: Joel Meyerowitz 
6:45–7:45pm: Kevin Moore (writer, curator) & Roe Ethridge

Friday, November 10
12:30–1:15pm: Conversation, Helga de Alvear (art collector), Marta Gili (Director, Jeu de Paume) & Mark Roe (Head Curator, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection)

The Photograph Deceives and Shows that it DeceivesMouna Mekouar (curator, art critic)
1:45–2:45pm: Carte Blanche Students 2017, Leon Billerbeck, William Lakin, George Selley, Alexey Shlyk, Vincent Marcilhacy (Director, Picto Foundation).
3-3:45pm: Martin Parr, Marcelo Brodsky
4:15-5:00pm: Alfredo Jaar, Ismail Bahri 
5:30-6:15pm: Alexandre Lenoir, Taysir Batniji

Programme by Miho Kajihoka with the collaboration of Laurent Brifo (sound designer).

Saturday, November 11
12:30–1:15pm: Conversation, Mark Roe (Head Curator, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection), Lucia Hierro, Mariah Robertson 

From the Documentation of Reality of the Pioneers to the Meta-Reality of the Digital Universe—Cristiano Raimondi (Head of Development & International Projects, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco)
1:45–3pm: The Origins Francesco Zanot (critic & curator), Christine Barthe (Curator, Head of the Photographic collections)
3:30pm–4:45pm: Lars Fredrikson: Fax, Marcella Lista (Chief Curator, MNAM Paris), Gaël Fredrikson (Estate Lars Fredrikson)
5:15–6:30pm: Antimatter and Photography, Linda Fregni Nagler, Michael Doser (Research Physicist, CERN)
6:45–7:45pm: The Fountain Archives, Celia Bernasconi (Head Curator, Nouveau Musée National, Monaco) , Saâdane Afif

Sunday, November 12
Towards a New Approach to the Document—Christoph Wiesner (Artistic Director, Paris Photo)
1:45–3pm: Susan Meiselas, Mark Holborn

3:30–4:30pm: ConversationJean-Pierre Bibring (Astrophysicist, IAS)

The Artist Talks by The Eyes Magazine
In an intimate and friendly atmosphere, each artist presents their project in15 minute intervals: 
Musuk Nolte, Elliott Erwitt, Ali Taptik, Barbara Probst, Mitch Epstein, Anne Golaz, Lise Sarfati, Dune Varela, Grégoire Eloy, Bertrand Meunier, Nina Berman, Bieke Depoorter, Guy Tillim, Cristina de Middel, Mark Neville, Dougie Wallace, Emeric Lhuisset, Stefano de Luigi, Jim Goldberg, Donovan Wylie, Alec Soth, Brian Griffin, Henk Wildshut, Laia Abril, André Penteado, Sandrine Lopez, Baptiste Lignel, SMITH, Olivier Culmann, Thibault Brunet, Niels Ackermann, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Christian Vium, Sam Contis, Miquel Dewever-Plana, Marc Moitessier, Patrick Tourneboeuf, Sylvie Meunier. See the complete programme details online.

Programme subject to modification. Video footage will be available online via at a later date.

Paris Photo is delighted to share with you the very best in photography.  Discover the entire programme for the 21st edition of Paris Photo, your day-by-day guide, as well as what’s on “In Paris During Paris Photo” created in partnership with 40 cultural institutions, including prominent museums, arts centers, and foundations.

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