Paris Photo Brightens the City of Light

Paris Photo Brightens the City of Light

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“Numerous cities hold photography fairs and festivals, but none do it as well as the City of Light. Back for its 13th edition, Paris Photo takes over the Carrousel du Louvre to present 19th-century, modern, and contemporary photography by 102 exhibitors, including 89 galleries and 13 publishers from 23 countries. With special exhibitions of Arab and Iranian photography, the BMW Prize for the best artist represented by a gallery at the fair, and a spotlight on young talent, Paris Photo offers the opportunity to explore a common history and photography now.

Highlights in the Arab and Iranian exhibition, which is organized by Documenta X curator Catherine David, include Jalal Sephr images exploring the surreal relationship between water and Persian rugs at Paris’ Galerie Esther Woerdehoff; New York’s Edwynn Houk Gallery’s presentation of a solo show of Lalla Essaydi’s photographs of Arab women covered in calligraphy; and Yto Barrada’s slide show at Paris’ Galerie Polaris of archival imagery with her recent photographs of Arab families in exile. Also on view is the Arab Image Foundation collection, which features studio photography from the Arab world between the 1870s and 1960s.”

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