Paris 2009

  • Couv Paris Photo 2009

    Paris Photo 2009

    "The 2009 edition stands out for its geographical diversity and a sense of discovery: 23 countries are represented with 75% of participants from abroad and 3I new exhibitors. This year's special focus also provides an exceptional opportunity to discover the Arab and Iranian photography scene.

    Paris Photo has invited Catherine David to act as guest curator of this year's special focus on the region. The author of Documenta X in Kassel in 1997 as well as numerous projects on contemporary Arab art, she had overseen the development of three different components: a choice of portrait photographs from the collection of Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, a selection of eight galleries who unveil the work of emerging artists from the region and a series of videos. ln addition, many galleries in the general sector are paying tribute to the Arab world and Iran.

    For its sixth edition, the BMW-Paris Photo prize which is reserved for artists represented by galleries participating in the fair, reveals the best in contemporary photography with work on the theme: "When was the last time you had a unique experience ?" Jean-Daniel Compain, Guillaume Piens

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