Photography News May/June 2017

Marie Cosindas Asparagus photograph

Marie Cosindas, Pioneer of Colour Photography, Dies at 93: artnews.com

Florian Ebner has been announced as Centre Pompidou’s Chief of Photography: LoeildelaPhotographie.com

Karl Lagerfeld will be the Guest of Honour at this year’s Paris Photo: Parisphoto.com

 

Paris Photo 2015 Gallery Weekend

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The 19th edition of the Paris Photo fair had to be abandoned on the 14th November due to the attacks in Paris, but organisers of the fair are now hosting a gallery weekend for those who missed out. The event takes place this weekend in Paris, with Paris Photo releasing the following statement:

‘Following the tragic events that hit Paris and the premature closing of Paris Photo November 14 and 15th, the Paris Photo team thanks its exhibitors for their confidence and shares in the general disappointment of the closing of the 19th edition of Paris Photo after only three days which were to be announced as our most successful to date.

Because such events cannot and must not deprive us of our most important cultural events, at the initiative of the gallery Alain Gutharc, and with the immediate participation of the galleries Les Filles du Calvaire and Françoise Paviot, 54 International and Parisian galleries invite the public to discover their exhibitions in their private venues where the artworks will be displayed as they had been imagined for Paris Photo 2015.

In collaboration and with the support of Paris Photo, participating galleries will be exceptionally open from 10am-8pm Saturday and Sunday November 28-29th. This will be the occasion for collectors and photography aficionados who did not have the opportunity to visit the fair at the Grand Palais, to discover these exceptional artworks within the galleries.’

For a list of galleries involved in this weekend’s event, information on reimbursements or to view a virtual tour of the space, visit the official website here

Paris Photo Closed

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Due to the attacks in Paris last night the organisers of ParisPhoto 2015 (currently taking place) have announced the fair will be closed today, in this brief statement:

Paris Photo is closed Saturday November 14th.
Under the order of the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Prime Minister, all cultural institutions in the region of Ile-de-France are closed today, Saturday November 14th, the Grand Palais included. In accordance, Reed Expositions announces the closing of Paris Photo for the day, Saturday November 14th. 
Reed Expositions, the Paris Photo team and all the exhibitors extend their sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims of the attacks and share in the national mourning decreed by the President of the Republic.

Read more about this, and the fair by clicking here

Paris Photo 2015

Paris Photo 2015

Paris Photo 2015 starts on Thursday 12th November and runs until Sunday 15th November at the Grand Palais. 146 galleries are involved showing works ranging from Guy Bourdin at Louise Alexander to Brassai at Karsten Greve, as well as 26 Publishers taking part at the 19th edition of the fair. Exhibitions, Competitions, Book Signings and other events will take place throughout the long weekend including a book signing from Elliott Erwitt, the Aperture foundation Phonebook awards and book making workshops from Onestar Press.

A preview of what to expect this year is now available at parisphoto.com