This year, the Paris Photo fair is celebrating almost 20 years of existence. As one of the first photography expos in the world, Paris Photo brings together photographers, galleries, collectors, fans and those who are simply curious about photography. With a special theme each year, the event also seeks to emphasis diversity and innovation within the field of photography.
The fair, which takes place from the 14th to the 17th of November 2013 at the Grand Palais, is organized in several different sections. First, the Private Collection reveals how individual collectors act behind the scenes to advance the photography world by seeking out great or innovative works. Then, Recent Acquisitions showcase additions to the photography collections of world-famous institutions.
Next, Open Book presents the spirit of protest, as captured through images, pamphlets from the mid-20th century right up until the present. Lastly, the Paris Photo Book Awards honor achievement in the area of photography books. In addition to these main events, a series of lectures, debates and shows have also been planned throughout the event.
Guests of the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier can witness the festivities with their own eyes during their stay in the City of Light. This event gives broad exposure to the international photography scene, with participants hailing from the four corners of the globe. What’s more, the expo will travel to Los Angeles in April 2014, so those who see it in Paris are getting an early glimpse of the event before it heads to the U.S.
Along with the formal, planned events, visitors can enjoy the exhibitions, book signings and artistic dialogues that characterize Paris Photo. From photo novices to professionals, there is something for everyone at this event at the Grand Palais.