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After the terrorist attacks that hit Paris the night of November 13th which led the French government to declare of a State of Emergency, Paris Photo was obliged to close its doors Saturday and Sunday November 14-15th, thus depriving the event of more than 25,000 expected visited during the course of the final two days of the Fair.

Aside from the shock and sadness that was shared by all, these tragic events had a direct impact on the activity of the galleries and that of the fair.

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Three days after the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris that rattled the world and left 129 innocent people dead, the city is attempting to restore some semblance of normalcy by reopening its museums and cultural institutions. Landmarks including the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, Centre Pompidou, and Grand Palais, which was in the midst of hosting Paris Photo when the attacks broke out, have been shuttered since Friday as part of a general state of emergency.

By reopening its storied museums, monuments, buildings and libraries, Paris has expressed that its spirit will not waver in the face of these despicable acts. The attacks, which took place at six locations throughout the city, including the Bataclan, a 19th century concert hall in the 11th arrondissement, two...

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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 10:29

Paris Photo Releases Its 2015 Exhibitor List

Paris Photo, the premier international art fair for works in the photographic medium, has announced a list of 168 exhibitors from 35 countries including 147 galleries and 26 art book dealers for its 19th edition which take place at Paris’s Grand Palais from November 12-15.

This year’s fair includes 30 solo and duo shows, including: Bruno Serralongue and Torbjørn Rødland, presented by AIR DE PARIS, Paris; Brassaï, presented by KARSTEN GREVE, Paris; Jean-Baptiste Huynh presented by LELONG, Paris; and James Welling, presented by PETER FREEMAN, New York.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:24

A New Photo Fair Debuts in London

The center of the European market for photography has traditionally been Paris, thanks in part to longstanding support from the city’s institutions and, more recently, the dominance of Paris Photo as the leading photography fair this side of the Atlantic.

Now, Photo London, a new fair launched by the cultural consultancy Candlestar with support from the Luma Foundation, is aiming to fill this gap in the capital’s art market, with around 60 international and UK-based galleries, at Somerset House (21-24 May), wh ere the word “photography” was first coined by John Herschel in 1839.

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Friday, 01 May 2015 11:19

Paris Photo Opens in Los Angeles

Paris Photo returns to Los Angeles on May 1 for its third year — this time headed up by the newly appointed director team of Florence Bourgeois and Christoph Wiesner. Seventy-nine exhibitors — that is, 70 international galleries and nine booksellers — will set up at Paramount studios to show their top photogs, including 39 single-artist presentations and 20 booths devoted to “young galleries,” from Tehran’s AG GALERIE to LA natives Little Big Man.

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Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:22

The Director of Paris Photo Steps Down

Julien Frydman, head of the French and Los Angeles-based art fair Paris Photo for the past four years, has announced that he will leave his post as director in late January 2015. The announcement comes just a month after the 18th edition of Paris Photo, and five months before the third edition of Paris Photo Los Angeles.

“The reason why I am leaving at this particular moment is because I've had a job offer," Frydman told artnet News over the phone on Tuesday morning. "Paris Photo hosts a fair every six months, so it was always going to catch me in between fairs."

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Monday, 10 November 2014 11:12

Paris Photo Opens this Week at the Grand Palais

This week, the Grand Palais will host the 18th edition of photography's top art fair, Paris Photo.

"The fair turns 18 years old this year, so it's a time of maturity," Paris Photo director Julien Frydman told artnet News. "Paris Photo has played a big role in integrating photography in the history of art, putting it in relation with other artistic disciplines, such as writing, moving image, painting, and performance. This year is going to be really representative of the diversity of approaches and the vitality of artists using the medium."

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