Highlighting talented lenses from around the globe:
Paris Photo 2012: Dates, Location and Where to Buy Tickets:
When: November 15th-18th, 2012. The show will be open daily from noon to 8:00 p.m.
Where: This year's show takes place at the opulent Grand Palais - see here for more info.
Tickets: In 2012, Full-price tickets are €28; a reduced ticket price of €14 is available upon presentation of a student I.D. card. Admission is free for children under 12 years old and for "personal care attendants" (upon showing a valid I.D.)
Visit this page at the official website to reserve tickets. It is recommended that you reserve in advance.
List of Exhibitors: For a full list of participating galleries and photographers, see this page.
Exhibition Highlights in 2012:
Recent AcquisitionsEvery edition of the show highlights three major international museums or galleries and a selection of their recent acquisitions in the photographic mediums. This year, the "Recent Acquisitions" section will feature selections from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and their Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, the Huis Marseille gallery (Amsterdam) and its "Doubling Presence" collection, and from Switzerland's Fotomuseum Winterthur, showing a collection called "Cut/Paste".
"Open Book" ExhibitionAnother section of the show offers a retrospective of the photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher, and focusing on the German couple's work between 1964 and 2012. Their oeuvre is analyzed through the lens of printed materials including museum catalogues, brochures, posters, invitation cards and other artifacts. The event is curated by Antoine de Beaupré from the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Private CollectionThis section gives visitors a glimpse into the choices of one renowned collector. This year The "Private collection" exhibition allows every year to explore the passion, expertise and curiosity of a renowned collector. This year focuses on a collection called "Archives of Modern Conflict", first established in London around 20 years ago and including some four million photographic works from well-known lenses such as Gustave le Gray to thousands more anonymous photographers.
SFR Young TalentsFour young and up-and-coming photographic talents are highlighted in this part of the show. This year, the work of winners Cedric Van Turtelboom, Erika Kovanen, Valérie Archeno, and Adrien Golinelli, as well as judge's favorite Katie Fichard, will be on display at the Grand Palais.
For a complete list of exhibition spaces this year, see this page at the official website.