GUEST OF HONOR FOR THE 25TH EDITION

ROSSY DE PALMA

7 sept 2022

For the 25th anniversary edition, Paris Photo welcomes actress and multidisciplinary artist Rossy de Palma as guest of honor. Model and muse for many photographers and passionate about photography herself, Rossy de Palma has curated a selection of 25 artworks which visitors will be able to discover throughout the galleries' booths. An opportunity for Rossy de Palma to share her personal favorites and her aesthetic universe.

ROSSY DE PALMA - BIOGRAPHY

Rossy De Palma, the emblematic actress of Spanish cinema, was revealed to audiences by Pedro Almodóvar in 1986 in The Law of Desire. She went on to work with him on Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Tie Me Up! Kika, The Flower of My Secret, Broken Hearts (selected in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009) and Julieta for which she returned to Cannes in Competition in 2016, and more recently Madres Paralelas. Rossy de Palma's cinematographic career went international in 1990, under the direction of Robert Altman, Mike Figgis, Karim Dridi, Patrice Leconte, Mehdi Charef, Amanda Sthers, Terry Gilliam and most recently Benjamin Millepied for her first feature film. From New York to Paris, Rossy de Palma has also distinguished herself on the great stages of the Theatre and the Opera. Multidisciplinary artist and fashion muse, Rossy de Palma has captivated many designers of Haute Couture, Music, Photography and Arts from all over the world with her rebellious and engaging personality.

PORTRAIT BY GORKA POSTIGO - PHOTOGRAPHER

Illustrating this special collaboration with Paris Photo, Spanish artist Gorka Postigo's 2018 photograph for the Spanish edition of Vogue magazine was chosen by the Paris Photo team at the suggestion of Rossy de Palma. Gorka Postigo studied architecture between Madrid and Milan. After his formative years, he focused on photography, more specifically on fashion and documentary photography. Evolving in a world of romanticism and weirdness, his portraits play with fantasy, beauty, art history and a touch of the absurd. Both cinematic and graphic, Gorka's photographs are visually striking and playful.