World s leading Photography Fair. The eighth annual Paris Photo will host 105 prestigious galleries and publishers from 16 countries, exhibiting all forms of photography: from rare vintage prints and modern masterpieces to cuttingedge art, fashion, and documentary photography. The fair expects to welcome over 40,000 visitors, including international collectors, museum professionals, artists and the media.
WORLD S LEADING PHOTOGRAPHY FAIR: NOVEMBER 11-14, 2004
105 Galleries from 16 Countries to Exhibit 17 Galleries from U.S.
First-Ever Prix BMW-Paris Photo -- Â¬12,000 to Contemporary Photographer
Special Focus on Contemporary Swiss Photography
Paris, July 14, 2004 Paris Photo 2004 will be held in the Carrousel du Louvre from November 11 through 14, 2004. Paris Photo is widely recognized as one of the world s premier venues for viewing fine art photography. The eighth annual Paris Photo will host 105 prestigious galleries and publishers from 16 countries, exhibiting all forms of photography: from rare vintage prints and modern masterpieces to cuttingedge art, fashion, and documentary photography. Paris Photo expects to welcome over 40,000 visitors, including international collectors, museum professionals, artists and the media.
The selection of galleries for 2004 is more international than ever with the largest participation of foreign galleries since the inception of the fair. Over 70% of the exhibiting galleries are based outside France. There is an especially strong increase in participation by American galleries (17 galleries), as well as 15 galleries from Germany and 10 galleries from the United Kingdom. Paris Photo will welcome 31 newcomers to the fair, including the first-ever participant from Iran: Silk Road gallery of Tehran.
New Photography Prize: Prix BMW-Paris Photo
To celebrate and foster contemporary photography, Paris Photo and BMW will inaugurate a new photography prize at this year s fair: the Prix BMW-Paris Photo. Granted to a talented contemporary photographer exhibiting at Paris Photo, the award will be given to one artist selected from 50 short-listed artists by a prestigious jury of experts and collectors. The prize will be accompanied by a cash award of 12,000 Euros (approximately $15,000 USD). The award ceremony will take place at the fair on Friday, November 12 at 7 pm.
Paris Photo 2004 will feature a wide variety of exhibitions, from important solo shows of contemporary artists, to vintage photographs from the early days of the medium. Highlights include:
- Contemporary works by today s best-known photographers, including Gregory Crewdson, Katy Grannan, Andreas Gursky, Candida HÃ¶fer, CÃ©line van Balen, ValÃ©rie Belin, Loretta Lux, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.
- Special solo shows including never-before-seen vintage prints by Robert Doisneau; Tina Barney s series The Europeans; and the dramatic large-format color photographs of award-winning war photographer Luc Delahaye.
- Striking fashion photography by David LaChapelle, Slim Aarons, Lilliam Bassman, Helmut Newton, and Ellen Von Unwerth.
- Classic photographs by 20th-century masters including AndrÃ© KertÃ©sz, William Klein, Seydou Keita, Bill Brandt, and Dorothea Lange.
- A selection of works from the AndrÃ© Breton Archive, including portraits of Magritte, Breton, Ã‰luard and Dali.
- Vintage prints by William Henry Fox Talbot, the father of modern photography, and Anna Atkins, a student of Talbot s and one of the earliest woman photographers.
- A rare photographic panorama created by 19th-century British war photographer Roger Fenton.
A Strong Contemporary PresenceContemporary photography will play an important role at Paris Photo this year, and the majority of the 31 first-time exhibitors specialize in contemporary art. Distinguished newcomers include Charles Cowles, Gitterman, Yossi Milo, Marvelli and Ricco/Maresca galleries, all from New York; Sfeir Semler (Hamburg) and Conrads (DÃ¼sseldorf); Isabella Brancolini (Florence) and Photo & Contemporary (Turin); Fernando Pradilla and Estiarte (both in Madrid), and Scout Gallery (London), in addition to eight Swiss galleries exhibiting in the fair s Statement section.
Special Focus: Switzerland
Paris Photo celebrates the work of emerging photographers from a specific country in its annual Statement exhibition. Statement 2004 will feature new work from Switzerland, with eight Swiss galleries presenting solo shows by emerging Swiss photographers. Exhibited artists will include John M. Armeleder (at Susanna Kulli, ZÃ¼rich); Erik Dettwiler (at Bernhard Bischoff, Thun); Thomas Flechther (at Blancpain Stepczynski, Geneva); RÃ©gis Golay (at Edward Mitterrand, Geneva); Claudio Moser (at Skopia, Geneva); Nathalie Rebholz (at Analix Forever, Geneva), Shirana Shahbazi (at Evergreene, Geneva) and Jules Spinach (at Austellungsraum25, ZurÃ¯ch.)
The Paris Photo Project Room will feature screenings of contemporary Swiss videos throughout the fair including Dieter Roth, Fischli & Weiss, Roman Signer, as well as Pipilotti Rist, Sylvie Fleury or Olaf Breuning.
Statement Switzerland has been made possible thanks to support from the Centre culturel suisse in Paris and PrÃ©sence Suisse.
Museum Exhibition: Winterthur Fotomuseum
To complement the Statement section, Paris Photo will mount a special exhibition at the fair of highlights from the collection of the Winterthur Fotomuseum to reinforce the role that Swiss art and collections have played in the development of modern and contemporary photography. Opened in 1993 and located just outside Zurich, the Winterthur has quickly become one of the world s major photography museums. Presented outside Switzerland for the first time, the selection of 20 artworks by Robert Frank, Paul Graham, Vanessa Beecroft, Thomas Ruff, Lewis Baltz and others will showcase the Museum s collection and provide an overview of important photography from 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
November in Paris: Month of Photography
Throughout the month of November, Paris will celebrate photography with a series of events and exhibitions through its biannual citywide festival Mois de la Photo. In addition to Paris Photo, more than 70 international photography exhibitions at museums, galleries and boutiques make Paris in November an essential destination for photography lovers. For details see www.mep-fr.org.
Highlights of the 2004 photography season in Paris include:
- l Ombre du Temps, a major exhibition tracing the history of photography in the 20th century, from EugÃ¨ne Atget, Walker Evans, and Man Ray, to Jeff Wall, Nan Goldin, Roni Horn, Bruce Naumann and Cindy Sherman at the newly reopened Jeu de Paume;
- Bernd and Hilla Becher at the MusÃ©e National d Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou;
- Hiroshi Sugimoto at the Fondation Cartier;
- Documentary & Antigraphic Photographs, featuring the work of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier Bresson, and Walker Evans at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.
A number of other important exhibitions will be on view in Paris this fall, making it a major destination for art and photography lovers alike. The Galerie Nationale du Grand Palais will show Turner, Whistler, Monet, exploring the relationships between these three giants of 19th-century painting. The MusÃ©e d Orsay will mount Alfred Steiglitz and his Circle: Modernity in New York, 1905-1930, featuring both European modernists including Rodin, CÃ©zanne, Matisse, Picasso, Picabia, Brancusi, and Duchamp, and Americans including Hartley, Dove, Marin, Demuth, and Georgia O Keeffe. The Palais de Tokyo will mount a solo exhibition of Swiss contemporary artist Thomas Hirshhorn.
Close-Up, Paris Photo s signature program for international collectors, will offer VIP visitors access to a series of special tours and events, including curator-led tours, visits to important private collections, and special receptions. A full schedule of events is currently in production and will be available in September. Advance registration in the Close-Up Collectors Program is required.
List of selected galleries at Paris Photo 2004:
Agathe Gaillard (Paris), Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid), Art 75 Yves Di Maria (Paris), Artandphotographs (London), Baudoin Lebon (Paris), Bonni Benrubi (New York), Daniel Blau (Munich), Atelier Bordas (Paris), Janet Borden (New York), Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea (Florence), Bugdahn und Kaimer (DÃ¼sseldorf), BÃ¼ro FÃ¼r Fotos (Cologne), Camera Obscura (Paris), Camera Work (Berlin), MichÃ¨le Chomette (Paris), Clairefontaine (Luxembourg), Cokkie Snoei (Rotterdam), Conrads (DÃ¼sseldorf), Charles Cowles (New York), Claudia Delank (Cologne), Bernard Dudoignon (Paris), Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert (Paris), Estiarte (Madrid), Johannes Faber (Vienna), Ulrich Fiedler (Cologne), Fifty One Fine Art Photography (Antwerp), Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris), Flatland (Utrecht), Eric Franck Fine Art (London), Galerie 1900-2000 (Paris), Galerie 779 (Paris), Galerie des Editions LÃ©o Scheer (Paris), Gitterman Gallery (New York), Howard Greenberg (New York), Hamburg Kennedy Photographs (New York), Hamiltons (London), Laurent Herschtritt (Paris), Hirschl Contemporary Fine Art (London), Michael Hoppen (London), Hypnos (Paris), Ingleby (Edinburgh) , Edwynn Houk (New York), Jackson Fine Art (Atlanta), Galerie du Jour AgnÃ¨s B. (Paris), Robert Klein (Boston), Kowasa (Barcelona), Van Kranendonk (The Hague), Hans P.Kraus, Jr. (New York), Gaby Kraushaar (DÃ¼sseldorf), Krisal (Geneva), Martin Kudlek (Cologne), Leica Gallery (Prague), m Bochum Fotografie (Bochum), Magnum Photos (Paris), Thierry Marlat (Paris), Marvelli Gallery (New York), Yossi Milo (New York), Obsis (Paris), Priska Pasquer (Cologne), FranÃ§oise Paviot (Paris), Ton Peek (Utrecht) The Photographers (London), Photo & Contemporary (Turin), Picture Photo Space (Osaka), Serge Plantureux (Paris), Polaris (Paris), Fernando Pradilla (Madrid), Le RÃ©verbÃ¨re (Lyon), Ricco/Maresca (New York), Scout Gallery (London), Michael Senft Masterworks & Virginia Green (East Hampton/New York), Bruce Silverstein (New York), Sfeir-Semler (Hamburg), Silk Road (Teheran), Staley-Wise (New York), Taik gallery (Helsinki), Toluca (Paris), Torch Gallery (Amsterdam), Trabant (Vienna), Vintage (Budapest), Vu la Galerie (Paris), Esther Woerdehoff (Paris), Thomas Zander (Cologne), ZÃ©ro L Infini (Etuz), Van Zoetendaal (Amsterdam)
EDITEURS / Filigranes Editions (TrÃ©zÃ©lan), Simon Finch Rare Books (London), Images en ManSuvres Editions (Marseille), Librairie La Chambre Claire (Paris), Librairie 213 (Paris), J.J Heckenhauer (Berlin), Lodima Press (Revere/USA), Tissato Nakahara (Paris), Antiquariaat L.van Paddenburgh (Leiden), Rocket (London), Schaden.com (Cologne)
STATEMENT SUISSE / Analix Forever (Geneva), ausstellungsraum25 (ZÃ¼rich), Bernhard Bischoff (Thun), Blancpain Stepczynski (Geneva), Evergreene (Geneva), Susanna Kulli (ZÃ¼rich), Edward Mitterrand (Geneva), Skopia (Geneva)
What: Paris Photo 2004, the 8th annual international photography fair
When: November 11 14, 2004
Professional Preview: November 10, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Vernissage: November 10, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Admission: Â¬14, approximately $18 USD
Public Information: 011-33-1-41-90-47-70
Press Inquiries: Stacy Bolton Communications
Telephone: (212) 721-5350
Where: Place Carrousel du Louvre Parking: Carrousel du Louvre, enter from Quai des Tuileries, rue de Rivoli or Pont Royal Pedestrian entrance at no. 99, rue de Rivoli
Bus routes: 31, 27, 39, 81 & 95
Bus stop: Palais-Royal MÃ©tro lines: 1 & 7
MÃ©tro station: Palais-Royal - MusÃ©e du Louvre