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Paris Photo

Paris Photo

Paris Photo is the world’s largest international art fair dedicated to photography. Visiting for the first time is overwhelming. The maze of booths across the Grand Palais display the best that 151 international commercial photography galleries have to offer. It is a little difficult to know where to start. The fair was founded in 1997 when it featured 60 exhibitors in the Carrousel du Louvre. In 2011 it relocated to the Grand Palais – a large historic exhibition hall built for the Universal Exposition of 1900 – where it has continued to flourish. This year there were a record 64,542 visitors to the fair, which now features curated areas, a talk programme, book signings and for the first time a section dedicated to moving image.

By Jessie Bond

 

Photo Credits: Paris Photo 2017 © Florent Drillon