The first edition of Paris Photo at the Carrousel du Louvre was launched by Rik Gadella and welcomed sixty internationally renowned galleries and art publishers from over twelve countries.



Paris Photo moves to the historic Grand Palais. An ambitious public program is launched including special exhibitions and the Platform conversation series.



Paris Photo creates the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards honoring the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of Photography. Today, the awards are recognized as an important reference for artists and publishers across the world.


Paris Photo crosses the Atlantic to Los Angeles’ legendary Paramount Pictures Studios for three important editions from 2013 to 2015.


Paris Photo inaugurates two curated sectors. Beginning in 2015, PRISMES highlights large formats, series and installation works. In 2018, Curiosa is introduced with a thematic project curated by Martha Kirzenbaum spotlighting erotic photography. In 2019, Osei Bonsu is named curator and turns the focus on emerging artists.