Paris Photo 2019

Paris Photo 2019

Paris Photo

© Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of the artist, Yancey Richardson, and Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg.

September 19, 2019
Paris Photo 2019
November 7–10, 2019, 12pm
Private opening: November 6, 2019, by invitation only
Paris Photo
Grand Palais Ephémère
Avenue Pierre Loti
75007 Paris
Hours: Thursday–Saturday 12–8pm

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November 7 through 10, Paris Photo, the international art fair for photography, will reunite 180 galleries and 33 art book dealers across 5 sectors: Main Gallery and Book Sectors, PRISMES, Curiosa, and Film. Discover the most important selection of exceptional photographic art and published works from 31 countries worldwide. 30 Solo shows delve deeper into the work of one artist.

The Curiosa sector, this year presents a focus on emerging art and is curated by Osei Bonsu (Curator, International Art) featuring works by Olivia Mihălţianu, Marie Clerel, Leandro Feal, Roman Moriceau, Alfredo Rodriguez, Morvarid K, Nate Lewis, Elsa Leydier, David Meskhi, Elsa & Johanna, Marguerite Bornhauser, Nydia Blas, Andrès Denegri and Thomas Hauser. PRISMES, dedicated to large formats, series and installations highlights 14 projects exhibiting major works and unveiling specially commissioned projects by Marie Cloquet, Igor Eŝkinja, Stéphane Lavoué, Jérémie Lenoir, Inez & Vinoodh, Marianne Csáky, SubREAL Group, Zohra Opoku, Olaf Breuning, Susan Derges, Marco Maria Zanin, Yannig Hedel, Yhonnie Scarce and Joel Sternfeld.
See the 2019 exhibitor list

Paris Photo is a key event for collectors, art world professionals and those passionate about art and photography. Public programming is an essential component of the fair and includes curated exhibitions, talks, awards, book signing sessions, and off-site exhibitions.
View the public programme

Film Sector—mk2 Grand Palais
Paris Photo’s Film sector, presented in partnership with mk2 (Grand Palais) highlights the relationship between still and moving images in artistic creation. Curated this year by Matthieu Orléan (artistic advisor, la Cinémathèque française)  and Pascale Cassagnau (head of audiovisual collections and new media, Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap), programming includes film projects proposed by 2019 exhibitors and selections from the Cnap collection.

Fondation A Stichting, Brussels Fragments–Private Collection exhibition 
Paris Photo is proud to present Fragments, a selection of works from the collection Fondation A Stichting, Brussels, founded upon the initiative of Astrid Ullens de Schooten, featuring works by Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Harry Callahan, Mitch Epstein, Facundo de Zuviria, Paolo Gasparini, Nicholas Nixon, Martha Rosler, Judith Joy Ross, Larry Sultan, Jaime Villaseca, among others. The exhibition focuses upon the superabundance of images today, exploring our capacity to see and question the world in which we live.

The Platform Conversations
Experimental forum, the platform proposes cycle of conversations with leading figures in the field with series led by David Campany, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Osei Bonsu, Emanuele Quinz and Samuel Bianchini, and round-table discussions and presentations by Fannie Escoulen, Michel Poivert, Françoise Paviot. See the detailed program and the complete list of participants on-line. 

Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
The PhotoBook Awards celebrate the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. The winners for categories: 1st PhotoBook (10,000 dollar prize), PhotoBook of the year, Photography Catalogue of the Year, will be announced at Paris Photo Friday, November 8, at 1pm. The shortlisted titles will be presented in the 8th edition of The Photobook Review and exhibited at the fair. See the shortlist announcement online at: and

Carte Blanche—Students at the Gare du Nord
This October, 4 students selected from over 50 European Art schools are given carte blanche at the Paris Gare du Nord train station. Congratulations to Samuel Fordham (UWE Bristol, UK), Chris Hoare (UWE Bristol, UK), Fernando Marante (Ar.Co - Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Portugal), Giulia Parlato: Royal College of Art, UK).The students will present their portfolios at the fair and take part in The Artist Talks. The Carte Blanche 2019 is co-organised by Paris Photo, SNCF Gares & Connexions and Picto Foundation. 

The Artists talks by The Eyes
The Eyes Magazine presents a program of 33 intimate 15-minute talks in three 45-minute daily sessions dedicated to the photographic object and its author with renowned and emerging photographers including Martin Parr, Valerie Belin, Tom Wood (a French premiere), Joel Meyerowitz, Roger Ballen, Carolle Benitah, Katrien De Blauwer, Thibault Brunet, Alice Quaresma among others. Complete program available October 1st.

Paris Photo thanks its partners for their support and contribution: 

J.P. Morgan Private Bank, celebrating its ninth year as official partner, returns with a special exhibition drawn from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. Collective Identity: A Selection Of Photographic Portraits features iconic works and recent acquisitions by artists from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas such as Gabriela Iturbide, Ayanna V. Jackson, Jonas Mekas, Shirin Neshat, Cindy Sherman reflecting the Collection’s diverse and international identity in its 60th anniversary.

BMW, official partner since 2003, presents Emeric Lhuisset, winner of the BMW Residency BMW Art & Culture with the exhibition L’autre rive which invites us to reimagine the story of a land that refuses simplification. Breaking the taboo of immediacy in photojournalism, Lhuisset explores the limits of photography by deconstructing the fragmented eye of the photojournalist through an artistic transcript of a geopolitical analysis.

Huawei presents the Huawei Next-Image Awards redefining visual expression and culture through more professional and intuitive smartphone cameras.

For its 10th Carte Blanche photography campaign, Stéphane Lavoué and Pernod Ricard present Seriously Convivial, an exhibition of interwoven portraits that celebrate a new facet of conviviality—that intrinsic ability of the Group’s employees and brands to create genuine moments of sharing and celebration.

Maison Ruinart presents the 2nd edition of the Maison Ruinart Award, attributed to Elsa Leydier, an emerging French photographer with an exhibition exploring our perception of our supposed natural environment and specifically the link between nature and the women and men who work with the vines. Presented with the support of Picto Foundation.

The New York Times presents Carbon’s Casualities by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times photographer Josh Haner. Combining the drama of drone footage from the air with the intimacy of still images from the ground, the series is an intricate exploration of the many consequences resulting from a warming world. 

Aho & Soldan Photo and Film Foundation unveil Claire Aho-Heikki Aho-Björn Soldan, pioneering Finnish photographers and filmmakers.

Paris Photo is proud to host the Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Photo Award and the announcement of the winners of the Jury Prize and the Téva Public Prize.

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