Art Fairs

Paris Photo 2016

Grand Palais, Paris, France
10 Nov 2016 - 13 Nov 2016

Paris Photo 2016

20 April 1979, Paris, rue Henri Barbusse. © Denis Roche. Courtesy Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon.

November 10 through 13, Paris Photo, the international art fair for photography, will reunite 153 galleries and 30 art book dealers for its 20th and largest edition to date. Discover the most important selection of exceptional photographic works from 30 countries worldwide.

On view in the main sector are historic and vintage works, unique pieces, rare editions and contemporary creations. PRISMES, dedicated to large formats, series and installations has expanded on the upper floor to accommodate 14 galleries exhibiting major works and unveiling specially commissioned projects. This year, the sector will feature works by Thomas Barrow, Edward Burtynsky, Douglas Gordon, Noémie Goudal, Anthony Hernandez, William Klein, Zofia Kulik, Dinh Q. Lê, Gonzalo Lebrija, Andreï Tarkovsky, Caio Reisewitz, Bettina Rheims, Issei Suda, and Penelope Umbrico.

2016 exhibitor list

Paris Photo is a key event for collectors, art world professionals and those passionate about art and photography. A place for encounters and the exchange of ideas, public programming is an essential component of the fair and includes curated exhibitions, talks, awards, book signing sessions, on- and off-site installations, and special broadcasting. In celebration of the 20th edition, Paris Photo presents Paris Photo 1997–2016, Parcours, a co-publication with Xavier Barral tracing the fair’s pioneering role for the promotion of photography. Comprised of retrospective images and archival texts, this special edition also features contributions from over 80 key figures that have marked the history of Paris Photo.

Buy your tickets and catalogue here

Public programming

The Pencil of Culture–10 Years of Photographic Acquisitions
Paris Photo invites the Musée national d’Art moderne – Centre Pompidou for a special exhibition curated by Clément Chéroux and Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska with a selection of 100 artworks from 40 artists highlighting the last 10 years of photography acquisitions at the museum.

The Platform
Experimental forum, the platform proposes a cycle of conversation over the course of four days with leading figures in the field including artists, curators, historians, filmmakers and critics. This 2016 programme is divided into 5 axes:

–”How to Collect Photography Today?” mediated by Clément Chéroux and Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska (MNAM Centre Pompidou)

–“Provoke Magazine & 1960s Art in Japan” mediated by Diane Dufour (Le BAL)

–”Photography Beyond Representation” mediated by Jens Hoffmann (Jewish Museum, New York)

–”Photography & Cinema in Practice” mediated by Matthieu Orléans (La Cinémathèque Française)

–”The Artist As…” mediated by Pascal Beausse (Centre National des Arts Plastiques)

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 USD prize), PhotoBook of the year, Photography Catalogue of the Year, will be announced at Paris Photo Friday, November 11, at 1pm. The shortlisted titles will be presented in the 5th edition of The Photobook Review and exhibited at the fair. The shortlist will be announced October 1 and listed online at: and

Raphaël Dallaporta: Carte Blanche at the Gare du Nord
This October, artist Raphaël Dallaporta is given carte blanche at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. Dallaporta presents Chauvet — Pont d’Arc: The inappropriable, an installation work featuring large-scale panoramic views in the form of planispheres from the Chauvet Pont-d’Arc cave in France. Following a footpath through the Gare du Nord, as through Chauvet, visitors are led through the 2,000 year-old painted cave by images that challenge our perception. The exhibition is presented in partnership with SNCF Gares & Connexions and in collaboration with the gallery Jean-Kenta Gauthier (Paris).

Paris Photo joins Radio Nova to bring words to images
This October Radio Nova is airing segments with leading figures in photography as they give form to images through words. Follow the programme and discover the artworks as they are revealed online.

Poème—an immersive environment in which to explore photography collections
Poème is a new digital installation enabling viewers to browse through 200,000+ images from the collections of the Musée Nicéphore Niépce; a unique opportunity to celebrate the bicentenary of the first trials by the inventor of photography.

Paris Photo thanks our official partners for their support and contribution:

J.P. Morgan Private Bank, celebrating its sixth year as official partner of Paris Photo, returns with a special exhibition drawn from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection showcasing an international roster of artists. Photoplay brings together works that explore the potential for images within images, as a theme or effect, to create narratives and meanings that evolve, collide, confuse, entertain and illuminate.

BMW presents winner of the BMW Residency BMW Art & Culture, Alinka Echeverría, with a project examining the photographic medium—invention, reproduction, image transfer, and its dissemination process, through the figure of Nicéphore Niépce, inventor of photography with the first heliography. With an interest in the representation of women in the history of Art and Photography, Echeverría weaves historical, technical and philosophical ties between ceramics and the collections of the Nicéphore Niépce Museum.

Paris Photo also thanks its associate partners: Leica celebrates 10 years of partnership with the exhibition of the laureates of the Leica Oskar Barnack prize. / The exhibition, Mindset, Pernod Ricard seen by Omar Victor Diop presents 17 collaborators of the group. / Ruinart Champagne exhibits Light, a series created by artist Erwin Olaf, a history of the life of the Crayères of the Maison, recently included in UNESCO world heritage. / Huawei presents the #OO Gallery exhibiting the work of 8 renowned international artists realised exclusively with the smartphone Huawei P9.




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