Paris Photo, the leading international fair dedicated to photography, will hold its 21st edition at the Grand Palais. With 190 exhibitors from 30 countries, including galleries, publishers and art book dealers, making up the main sector, the 2017 edition will be characterized by an ambitious and original program presenting the best of the photographic medium in all of its diversity covering two centuries of photography.
Harry Gruyaert / Gallery Fifty One
Denis Dailleux / George Shelly
Dolorès Marat courtesy In Camera Galerie
For the third consecutive year, the PRISMES sector will bring together 14 exceptional projects by leading galleries in the monumental Salon d’Honneur of the Grand Palais. This sector is dedicated to serial artworks, large formats, and installation and performance projects that open up new fields of exploration of images across all forms. This year, PEISMES will present 14 original creations including series by Henry Chalfant, Jungjin Lee and Tim Rautert, a performance by Peter Miller, special projects by Gilles Caron and Karlheinz Weinberger, and installations by Greg Crawford, Aurélie Petrel and Juergen Teller among others.
Beate Gutschow / Galerie Paris-Beijing
Christian Marclay, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery
Alongside this, Paris Photo will launch a new FILM/VIDEO section, exploring new perspectives in image-based art, in association with leading cinema, MK2 Grand Palais.
As guest of Honor for this 21st edition, Karl Lagerfeld will create a journey of his personal favorites in the fair among thousands of artworks on view entitled “Paris Photo by Karl Lagerfeld”. His selection will be published in a special edition book.
Sergey Melnitchenko / Leica Newcomer Award 2017
Michael Wolf / Robert Koch Gallery
Joe Kesrouani / Galerie Odile
Complementing the galleries’ presentations will be over 30 specialist photography publishers and booksellers exhibiting rare editions and the latest publications, including five new exhibitors.
Lars Tunbjörk / VU’
Liz Nielsen / NextLevel Galerie, Paris
Russell Lee courtesy Lumière des Roses
Other programs include the The Photobook Awards, Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation’s collaboration since 2012 and the introduction of Carte Blanche, Students 2017, a platform for emerging photography promoting the discovery and exposure of outstanding young talent within masters or bachelor programs in European schools for photography and the visual arts.