Paris Photo 2010
18-21 NOV. 2010
Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
The world’s premier fair for still photography
Paris Photo 2010
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As the main event in the world of photography, Paris Photo confirms its role as a platform for the discovery of talents and trends once more this November. With 106 exhibitors, galleries and publishers from 25 countries and over 1,000 artists represented, the 2010 selection illustrates the creative wealth of photographic art around the world.
For its 14th edition, Paris Photo in 2010 has invited five central European countries* as guests of honour: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. The project features four main components: a focus on major historical and contemporary figures in the General Section, a look at the emerging scene in the Statement section, a video programme ” Transition Times: Video Art from Central Europe “, designed by the Ludwig Museum, Budapest/ACAX (Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange), and lastly, a series of talks on the photographic scenes of the featured countries.
Alongside that focus, three exhibitions, the BMW – Paris Photo Prize , the SFR – Young Talents competition and for the first time, Leica Camera , contribute to the renewal of contemporary photography and the discovery of new talents.
Lastly, the book signings programme unveils a growing number of new publications that will be launched during the fair. Paris Photo 2010 coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Mois de la Photo which makes Paris the epicentre of international art photography with 73 exhibitions and special events organised throughout the city.
*Spotlight on Central Europe benefits from the support of the Hungarian, Polish, Slovakian Institutes, the Czech Centre and the Slovenian embassy in Paris as well as the City of Prague, Slovakia’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Slovenia’s Ministry of Culture and the National Cultural Fund of Hungary. The video project “Transition Times: Video Art from Central Europe” is supported by Philips.