From Nov 19th through 22nd, 2009.
Paris Photo, the world’s leading fair for photography will feature 102 exhibitors who present a worldwide panorama of photographic expression from the 19th Century to the present day. 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 31 new exhibitors.
This year’s special focus curated by Catherine David provides an exceptional opportunity to discover the Arab and Iranian photography scene. The project consists 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.
For its sixth edition, the BMW – Paris Photo Prize reveals the best in contemporary photography on the theme “When was the last time you experienced something unique?” View the 20 short listed artists, selected by a prestigious jury, whose work is on exhibit during the fair. The Prize-winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009.
Paris Photo 2009 will also bring a rich crop of other events: book signings and talks, as well as outstanding photographic exhibitions in Paris coinciding with the fair.