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Fausto Giaccone with Galleria Valeria Bella at Paris Photo

Paris Photo Returns for 2021 with First OVR

Paris Photo returns to the Grand Palais Ephémère this week from November 11—14, accompanied by the fair’s first-ever online viewing room. Just steps away from the Eiffel Tower, fairgoers will find this 24th edition hosting nearly 150 galleries from 28 countries, presenting photography’s best across the main exhibition sector, the emerging artists Curios sector, the Book platform, and other happenings like a special selection of large-format exhibitions and a series of artist talks.

Exhibitors new to the fair include names like Tanit from Beirut, Trapéz of Budapest, Valeria Bella from Milan, London’s Webber, Stieglitz19 from Antwerp, Miyako Yoshinaga, Marlborough, and L. Parker Stephenson of New York, Chicago’s Document, and Bonne Espérance, who is local to Paris. Concurrently, returning galleries will include those like Akio Nagasawa, Johannes Faber, Magnum Photo, LOOCK, Gagosian, THK Cape Town, Pace Gallery, and Robert Morat.

Francesca Hummler, Carte Blanche Students 2021, Paris Photo Francesca Hummler, “Our Dollhouse,” 2021, Carte Blanche Students 2021, courtesy of the artist.

Seen across the main exhibition floor, this edition will see the presentation of 17 solo shows, like Cy Twombly with Gagosian, Gottfried Jäger with Souls Les Etoiles, and the gallery Braverman presenting Ilit Azoulay’s Mousework, which observes photography’s role in the medical and psychoanalytic fields. There will also be eight dual presentations, including those of Sean McFarland and Suné Woods by Casemore Kirkeby Gallery and gallery Aline Vidal presenting opposing concepts in black and white and color, respectively created by Philippe De Gobert and Lucien Pelen. And in the Curios sector, viewers will find Shoair Mavlian’s curation encompassing presentations of emerging artists like Lucas Leffler with Intervalle, Caroline O’Breen sharing the work of Anastasia Samoylova, and Prince Gyasi with the gallery NIL.

Fairgoers won’t want to miss the Women in Motion presentation, which returns for its fourth year, highlighting the role of women in photography. The run of the fair will see sponsoring partner J.P. Morgan sharing the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection and Almudena Romero’s exhibition “The Pigment Change,” which is the result of her 2020 BMW Residency. Also worth noting is the list of 30 publishers participating in the Book sector, the experimental Platform conversations, The Eyes’s curated Artist Talks, and the Aperture Foundation hosting the 2021 Photobook Awards.

Aline Diépois and Thomas Gizolme at Paris Photo Aline Diépois and Thomas Gizolme, From the series “Le diable marche avec nous,” 2017, Chromogenic print produced by Diamantino Quintas, 30 x 24 cm, © Aline Diépois & Thomas Gizolme / VU ‘. SEEN’.
Trine Søndergaard with Martin Asbæk Gallery for Paris Photo Trine Søndergaard, “Hovedtøj # 22,” 2020, Archival pigment print, 110 x 110 cm, courtesy of the artist & Martin Asbæk Gallery.

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