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Paris Photo 2013


Highlighting talented lenses from around the globe:

Every autumn, fans of photography and professionals swarm on Paris for the annual Paris Photo show, which sees dozens of museums and galleries join together to highlight photographic talent from around the globe,from established lenses to up-and-coming photographers. In 2013, Paris Photo includes the participation of 164 international exhibitors and the work of some 1,500 photographers. This year, 28 photography book publishers will be present at the fair, showing off some exciting book projects. Whether you're a serious fan or practitioner of photography or just a curious amateur, make sure to set aside some time to glimpse the latest trends in the medium at this much-anticipated show.

Paris Photo 2013: Dates, Location and Where to Buy Tickets:

When: November 14th-17th, 2013. The show will be open daily from 12:30 pm 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 2013:

Paris Photo is organized into several thematic sections this year. Among these include the following:

Recent Acquisitions

Every 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 section highlights Rio's Instituto Moreira Salles from Rio, placing the spotlight on Brazilian photography focusing on urban landscapes and its ongoing mutations, as well as recent acquisitions from the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada and the Museum Folkwang from Essen. The latter focuses on the recent social and political crisis in Egypt.

Private Collection

This 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 Harald Falckenberg's collection, emphasising his own peronal approach to the medium and to the enterprise of collecting.

Paris Photo Book Awards

Photography books are a way of familiarizing the general public with fresh and established lenses, and Paris Photo will be awarding one outstanding book publisher an award this year, drawing from a selection of 30 books published over the past 15 years.

For a complete list of exhibition spaces this year, see this page at the official website.

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