Issue #254  11/3/2022
Paris Photo Celebrates 25th Edition of World's Biggest Photography Fair
Grand Palais Ephémère, site of Paris Photo 2022, © Wilmotte et Associés.
Grand Palais Ephémère, site of Paris Photo 2022, © Wilmotte et Associés.

Founded in 1997, Paris Photo, the leading international fair dedicated to the photographic medium, returns to the Grand Palais Éphémère in the heart of Paris from November 10 to 13, 2022 with a VIP Preview on Wednesday, November 9th.

The show is at Place Joffre in the 7th arrondissement, and can be reached on Line 8 of the Metro and on bus lines: 20, 80, 82, 87 and 92. In accordance with France's Vigipirate security protocol and the measures imposed by the current level 4 "attack alert" ranking, it is prohibited to access the Grand Palais Ephémère with bags exceeding A3 format (17 x 11 in.).

The 25th edition of Paris Photo is organized around three sectors bringing together 183 exhibitors from 31 countries.

In the main sector are 134 galleries from 29 countries, including 18 new galleries compared to 2021. Two dozen galleries from the U.S. are returning this year after a dearth of such dealers last year. The Curiosa sector, dedicated to emerging art, brings together 16 galleries (including 11 new) from nine countries under the direction of guest curator Holly Roussell.

The book sector gathers 34 publishers (including four new) from nine countries, offering unique editions and avant-premiere book releases, with a signature program bringing together the greatest names in photography from all over the world.

The Elles x Paris Photo fair path, orchestrated this year by Federica Chiocchetti promotes the visibility of women artists and their contribution to the history of photography. Contemporary Works/Vintage Works will have a special emphasis in its booth (B-24) on Woman Photographers, from 19th-century artists like Julia M. Cameron and America Bergner to early and vintage photographs from 20th-century masters like Imogen Cunningham, Laure Albin-Guillot, Ruth Bernhard, Ilse Bing, Helen Levitt and Dorothea Lange to exciting contemporary artists like Claudia Kunin, Lisa Holden and Betty Hahn.

An extensive program of conversations, exhibitions and prizes is offered to visitors allowing them to develop their knowledge of the medium.

Thanks to the lasting engagement and support of BMW and J.P. Morgan Private Bank, official partners, and the fair's many public and private partners, Paris Photo reaffirms for its 25th edition its role as the most important annual meeting place for photography.