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Paris Photo 2007, with Italy as the Guest of Honour

Olivo Barbieri, Site Specific_Shanghai 04, 2004 Property of <b>UniCredit Group</b> Collection

Paris Photo 2007, with Italy as the Guest of Honour
November 15-18, 2007

At the Carrousel du Louvre

Preview (on invitation only) :
Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 from 7pm to 10pm


Paris Photo 2007 : 11th edition
Special focus on Italian contemporary photography

On the course of the decade since it first began, Paris Photo has won recognition as the worlds premier fair for still photography. This unique event offers an in-depth and broad view of the medium, with the best of fine art photography from the earliest days to the present time and a forward-looking survey of whats happening in this art form today.

From November 15th to 18th, 2007, the 11th edition will bring together 105 exhibitors (83 galleries and 22 publishers) from 16 countries. Seventy-seven percent of the participants come from outside France. Showcased at the fair will be the work of some 500 international photographers and artists from every continent.

The 2007 selection will be one of the strongest ever with eighty-three international galleries selected among 300 applicants.

In addition to the 18 French galleries, the largest contingent of foreign exhibitors comes from Italy (16), followed by the USA (15), Spain (7), Germany (6), the UK (5), Holland and Japan (3 each), Finland (2) and one representative each from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Luxemburg, Portugal, and South Africa.

With 31 new arrivals this year, contemporary work gains unprecedented exposure with the first-time participation of major international galleries such as Yvon Lambert (Paris/New-York) or Massimo Minini (Brescia) as well as the return of Kicken (Berlin) and Xippas (Paris/ Athens).

Paris Photo 2007 will also host a record number of 22 international publishers, a further testament of the soaring popularity of photographic books.
Spotlight on Italy
In 2007, the guest of honour at Paris Photo is Italy.
This will be a rare occasion to enjoy Italys exceptionally rich photographic history and view the latest work from one end of the peninsula to the other.
The exploration of this countrys photography scene begins with the presentation of the UniCredit Collection in the Central Exhibition a choice selection of work by leading Italian photographers from the 1970s, 80s and 90s in an exhibition whose thematic focus is the landscape.

The Statement* section, comprising eight invited galleries, will showcase artists emblematic of the emerging scene since 2000, while the Project Room will present a panorama of contemporary video with pieces from the collections of Italys major art institutions. Finally, group and thematic shows in the Main Section round off this celebration of Italian photography. Paris Photo invited the independent curator and art critic Walter Guadagnini to curate.

*Artists in Statement:
Luca Andreoni, Nepente, Milan
Bianco e Valente,VM21, Rome
Botto e Bruno, Alberto Peola, Turin
Lorenza Lucchi Basili, Oredaria, Rome
Raffaela Mariniello, Trisorio, Naples
Maurizio Montagna, Bel Vedere, Milan
Eugenio Tibaldi, Umberto di Marino, Naples
Carlo Valsecchi, Guido Costa, Turin
The Central Exhibition, the Statement section and the Project Room are supported by UniCredit Group, Paris Photos official partner for 2007, as well as by the Italian Foreign Ministrys Department for cultural promotion and cooperation and the Italian Ministry of Cultures Department for the Arts and Architecture (DARC).
The BMW-Paris Photo Prize
Now in its fourth year, the BMW-Paris Photo Prize has become an important landmark in the world of international photography. A panel of prestigious international experts will select the winner of this 12,000-euro prize from among the living artists represented by Paris Photo 2007 participating galleries.

The theme for 2007 will be Water, the Origin of Life. The short-listed works will be on view during Paris Photo, and the award ceremony itself will take place on Thursday, November 15.
Since 2003, BMW has supported contemporary photography at Paris Photo


Dates:Thursday, 15th November Sunday, 18th November, 2007
Opening by invitation only: Wednesday, 14th November, 7:00 pm 10:00 pm
Venue:Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Opening hours:
Thursday, 15th November from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday, 16th November from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday, 17th November from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday, 18th November from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Travel : for your travel arrangements and accommodation, please take advantage of our partnership with :Turon Travel Inc – 2 Wooster Street – New York, NY 10013
T: +1 212 925 54 53 – E-mail: parisphoto@turontravel.comwww.turontravel.com
Media liaison:
Guillaume Piens – Paris Photo
Reed Expositions France, 52-54 Quai de Dion-Bouton, CS80001, 92806 Puteaux Cedex
Tel: 33 (0) 1 47 56 65 03 – Fax: 33 (0) 1 47 56 65 08 – E-mail: guillaume.piens@reedexpo.fr

List of exhibitors 2007:

GALLERIES : Luis Adelantado (Valencia), Admira Photography (Milan), Agathe Gaillard (Paris), Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid), Anhava (Helsinki), Oliva Arauna (Madrid), Baudoin Lebon (Paris), Bonni Benrubi (New York), Daniel Blau (Munich), Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea (Florence), Camera Obscura (Paris), Camera Work (Berlin), Clairefontaine (Luxemburg), Charles Cowles (New York), Anne de Villepoix (Paris), Johannes Faber (Vienna), Dominique Fiat (Paris), Fifty One Fine Art Photography (Antwerp), Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris), Flatland (Utrecht), Forma Centro Internazionale di Fotografia ( Milan) , Fotografia Italiana (Milan),Eric Franck Fine Art (London), Fucares (Madrid), Alain Le Gaillard (Paris), Galerie 1900-2000 (Paris), Gitterman Gallery (New York), Howard Greenberg (New York), Hamiltons (London), Robert Hershkowitz (Sussex, UK), Michael Hoppen (London), Edwynn Houk (New York), Charles Isaacs Photographs (New York), Galerie du Jour agnès b. (Paris), Kicken (Berlin), Robert Klein (Boston), Hans P. Kraus, Jr. (New York), Yvon Lambert (Paris / New York), Luisotti (Santa Monica), Lumière des Roses (Montreuil), Galerie m Bochum (Bochum), M+B (Los Angeles), Magnum Photos (Paris), Marella Gallery (Milan/Beijing), Martin Asbaek Projects (Copenhagen), Max Estrella (Madrid), Mem (Osaka), Laurence Miller (New York), Robert Miller (New York), Massimo Minini (Brescia), Priska Pasquer (Cologne), Photo & Contemporary (Turin), The Photographers Gallery (London), Picture Photo Space (Osaka), Serge Plantureux (Paris), Polaris (Paris), Le Réverbère (Lyon), Yancey Richardson (New York), Rose Gallery (Santa Monica), Senda (Barcelona) Bruce Silverstein Photography (New York), Galeria Filomena Soares (Lisbon), Michael Stevenson (Cape Town), T20 (Murcia), Taik Gallery (Helsinki), Taro Nasu (Tokyo)Toluca (Paris), Torch (Amsterdam), Kudlek Van der Grinten (Cologne), Vintage (Budapest), Vu la Galerie (Paris), Esther Woerdehoff (Paris), Xippas (Paris /Athens), Van Zoetendaal (Amsterdam).
STATEMENT ITALY: Alberto Peola (Turin), Bel Vedere (Milan), Guido Costa (Turin), Nepente (Milan), Oredaria (Rome), Trisorio (Naples), Umberto di Marino (Naples), VM21 (Rome).
PUBLISHERS: Antiquariaat L. van Paddenburgh (Leiden), Franck Bordas (Paris), Librairie La Chambre Claire (Paris), Damiani Editore (Bologne), Filigranes Editions (Trézélan), Simon Finch Rare Books (London), Galerie de Multiples (Paris), Harpers Books (East Hampton), Hatje Cantz Verlag (Stuttgart), J.J Heckenhauer (Berlin), Journal (Stockholm), Marval (Paris), Librairie 213 (Paris), Lodima Press (Revere/USA), Florence Loewy (Paris), Tissato Nakahara (Paris), Denis Ozanne (Paris), Phaidon (Paris/London), Schaden.com (Cologne), Steidl (Gottingen), Taschen (Paris), Trolley (London).

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