Paris Photo 2018: women in the spotlight


The largest photographic fair in the world awaits from November 11th, under the nave of the Grand Palais, its audience increasingly open to contemporary creation. This year, women photographers will be honored, like at the Jeu de Paume and the young salon approach.

Group photo

For its 22nd edition, Paris Photo 2018 brings together 196 exhibitors from 38 countries, from South Africa to Qatar, from Argentina to Romania, from Denmark to China. There are 44 new ones compared to 2017, with 25 first participations. They will be divided into five sectors: the main sector, well known to the public, which will maintain its benchmarks; the publishing sector, so dear to photographers and amateurs (31 editors including 4 newcomers), as Kourtney Roy reminds us; the Prism sector, which focuses on artists in the salon of honor: Isabel Muñoz at Esther Woerdehoff in Paris, Daido Moriyama at Hamiltons in London, Ellen Carey at JHB in New York (see also Miranda Gallery in the Marais); CURIOSA Sector (Jo Ann Callis, Rose & Miranda, Santa Monica and Paris) under the balcony of the VIP lounge; and the Films sector, in the MK2 cinema at the Grand Palais (Suzanne Tarasiève, Franck Elbaz and Françoise Paviot of Paris, Priska Pasquer of Cologne).

Solo photo

About 28 solo exhibitions, always tasted by the organizers to set the tone for a fair where professionals must defend the stables of their artists. These mini-exhibitions are therefore exploits for those who risk it. The Irishman Richard Mosse, who sees the war in pink at the Carlier Gebauer in Berlin, the late Michel Journiac, transgressive and biting in Paris, Christophe Gaillard. From North Korea as we never see him, thanks to Stephan Gladieu at the Paris School Gallery, to the late David Goldblatt, pioneer witness of apartheid and his physical codes, to his South African compatriot Goodman. From Guy Bourdin, forever the elegance of eroticism, to the Louise Alexander of Porto Cervo, the war photographer James Nachtwey at the Contrasto in Milan. The Polaroid by William Wegman from the 1980s at Huxley-Parlor in London to portraits of artists, the great Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana, by Ugo Mulas at Lia Rumma in Milan.

Photos of women

On the joint initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Paris Photos, women photographers are in the spotlight of this 2018 edition. This proposal by Fanny Escoulen, independent curator, will result in an "Elles × Paris Photo" course in the fair (from the historical Julia Margaret Cameron and Lucia Moholy to the feminist of the years & # 39; 70 Arlene Gottfried, and the young scene of Léa Belooussovitch) and to Paris (Jeu de Paume, particularly inspired by women for the last season of its director, Marta Gili , at the Salon Approoche, 2nd edition, from the Petit Palais to the Cartier Foundation). By the way, Paris Photo presented the portrait of Racquel Chevremont, "curator, collector, muse and co-founder of @ deux femmesnoires", of the American artist Mickalene Thomas (Calder Series # 2, Nathalie Obadia Gallery). The collective #LaPartdesFemmes, involved in the visibility and recognition of female photographers, will present its Photography Manifesto, launched by Marie Docher, on Thursday, November 8th. Action!

Photo of Paris. From 8 to 11 November 2018 at the Grand Palais (VIII). From 12h to 20h (19h Sun). Rates: € 30 (week), € 32 (taxes), € 15 (reduced).

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