Since its debut in 1997, Paris Photo has come a long way and is now one of the most important photo fairs in the world. The 20th edition of this highly-acclaimed and hugely popular photo fair opened today at the Grand Palais. The fair, that runs from November 10 to 13, 2016, is staggering in its sheer scope with 153 art galleries and 30 book publishers exhibiting photography in all its diverse forms. The exhibited works range from historic and contemporary masterpieces to photojournalism, documentaries, conceptual art, installations and abstract works.
Besides works by some of the finest photographers of all time, Paris Photo also focuses on upcoming, new and diverse visual perspectives from across the world. The PRISMES section, on view in the Salon d’Honneur of the Grand Palais, is particularly interesting and features fourteen photographic projects, particularly large-format photographs, photo series, installations and specially commissioned works.
The section features works by well known photographers, Anthony Hernandez (Waiting, Sitting, Fishing and Some Automobiles), Bettina Rheims (Inmates), Caio Reisewitz (Panambira), Edward Butynsky (Essential Elements) to name a few. The highlights of the section, however, include Antanas Sutkus’ In Memoriam series dedicated to the Holocaust survivors of the Kaunas and Vilnus Jewish ghettos in Lithuania, Issei Suda’s Fushikaden series in its entirety, Noémie Goudal’s installations Stella Nova and Les Mécaniques, and Zofia Kulik’s All the missiles are one missile.
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