Art Books Under Glass: Paris Photo 2015

Due to recent tragic events, the 19th edition of the Fair has closed.


Paris Photo is holding its 19th edition this November, with over 147 galleries and 27 publishers presenting both contemporary and historical work within the Grand Palais. Visiting photography buffs and book lovers can expect a feast of the senses beneath the Palais’ high glass ceiling, filled with opportunities to see work from a truly international mix of sources.

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Detail of installation view at 8/ CUBE, Shibuya Hikarie. Photo courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery.

The wide-ranging collection of exhibitors will feature a mix of current artists represented by galleries including Stephen Bulger, Sprueth Magers and Stephen Daiter. Organizers of the Paris Photo event have pulled some new tricks out of the hat this year, including BOOK MACHINE, an installation of 30 books hand-designed exclusively for Paris Photo through an international call for submissions.

Awol Erizku, Brukawit. Courtesty Paris Photo.

We recommend in particular the work of Stephen Shore, a legendary documentarian of American life and landscape who was among the first practitioners of the “diaristic snapshot” style.

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Detail of photograph by Stephen Shore.

Also keep an eye out for a compelling series of works by postwar Japanese photographers from Taka Ishii Gallery, alongside contemporary Polaroid series exploring themes both mundane and erotic.

Nick Knight, Campbell (2010). Photo courtesy Christophe Guye.

Read more about the exhibiting galleries at the Paris Photo website.

Paris Photo opens November 12–15th at the Grand Palais. Guided tours are available, as well as interpretation via the Paris Photo mobile app for Android, Windows and iOS.

— Words by VAGA editors.