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Paris Photo, Game with a Spectator

Paris Photo is back with its ever-surprising selection of artwork, playing with the facets of vision.

Paris Photo is a fair. Art in the form of photographic prints is consumed, bought and sold. Falling outside of the marketing strategy of known and less-known galleries is the dynamic that the photographs themselves are able to establish with the viewer, derived from a kaleidoscope of references ranging from cinema to painting, to emerging technologies.

© Wiame Haddad, About an Occupied Room (vision of an October evening 1961), 2020, Galerie Eric Dupont

© Sarah Moon, Photograph, 1996, Peter Fetterman Gallery

© Evgeniy Pavlov, Untitled, Violin series, 1972, Alexandra de Viveiros Gallery

© Dafna Talmor, Constructed Landscapes, 2014, TOBE Gallery

Shifting the attention from a print to the next while greeting random acquaintances, concentration proves to be hard, but the variety of work on display is a reminder of photography’s endless possibilities and the astonishing cultural value that Paris Photo condenses, year after year. On the white walls of the booths, history converses with the present.

© Talia Chetrit, Joke, 2022, MACK

© Tom Wood, Where Sammy Is, 1996, Sit Down Gallery

© Sara Imloul, The Hand and the Sea Urchin, 2014, 2022, Gallery 110

© Sandra Eleta, Romy, La Servidumbre series, 1989, La Galerie Rouge

© Risaku Suzuki, Water Mirror 21, 2021, Galerie Christophe Guye

Paris Photo is on view at the Grand Palais Ephémère from the 10th to the 13th of November.

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