A day in Paris by Esprit de France #14

Outings | Exhibitions | Cultural events
Paris - Photo by Esprit de France

Paris focuses on the art of Photography 

Photography is to be seen everywhere in Paris in November! Two major shows display important exhibitions: The Salon de la Photo and Paris Photo. The first one is the main meeting of the European photography market and attracts all enthusiasts, amateurs or professionals alike. For five days, this show, which brings together the major brands in the world of image, is held at Paris Expo at the Porte de Versailles. It is worth mentioning that, next to the stands, there are several exhibitions, one of which is devoted to the culinary photography trend, and the other presents prints by the great Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, whose works can also be seen at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie.

The other show is a highly prestigious event for collectors and takes place from the 9th to the 12th of November. Paris Photo 21st edition brings together, under the Nave of the Grand Palais, 190 galleries from 30 different countries. The exhibit is divided into four sectors: the main one offers various stands which develop a complete panorama of photography from the nineteenth century to the present day with a large number of solo shows. This year, a new sector is emerging which focuses on film and video. In addition, Karl Lagerfeld, an aesthete and outstanding figure, has been asked to establish a sort of special personal presentation chosen from his favorite items in the Exhibit, a "Paris Photo by Karl Lagerfeld". As for us, we suggest discovering some young artists on the side of the French galleries: Juliette Agnel at Paviot gallery, Daren Almond at Xippas gallery and Matthias Bruggmann at Polaris.

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Around these major current shows, many museums and galleries are featuring photo exhibitions not to be missed. For example, the one at the Musée du Jeu de Paume dedicated to a retrospective of the great German photographer Renger-Patzsch or that of the Cartier Foundation which presents the Malian artist Malick Sidibé in a superb scenography entitled Mali Twist. And let us also keep in mind the current BnF exhibition documenting thirty years of French landscape, or the 2017 edition of World Press Photo, one of the most important competitions of worldwide photojournalism which stops this year at a new place, the Galleria Carla Sozzani belonging to the famous Italian figure in the world of art and fashion.