Paris opens world’s largest photo fair with 1,600 artists on show

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Paris Photo, the first international fair dedicated to photography opened its doors at the Grand Palais Ephemere, in Paris, from November 10 to 13, 2022. This 25th edition brings together 181 exhibitors from 31 countries, including 134 galleries. Credit line: Caroline Paux / AFP / Profimedia

Art dealers and photography fans have been descending on Paris for the world’s largest photo fair, running in Paris over the weekend. 

Galleries from 31 countries are participating in a 25th anniversary edition of Paris Photo at the Grand Palais Éphémère from November 10-13. 

Works by more than 1,600 artists are on display, including those of Ukraine’s Boris Mikhailov, one of the most important photographers of life in the former Soviet Union. 

The Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris is currently dedicating a show of 800 pictures to the 84-year-old, which illustrate, among other things, life in the city of Kharkiv during the time of the Soviet Union and after its collapse.

German photographer and conceptual artist Philipp Goldbach has meanwhile created a monumental picture wall made of 240,000 35mm slides, reproductions of works of art that are now replaced by digital images. 

The artist has turned them into a shimmering surface whose patterns are reminiscent of bar codes. His wall installations is said to question the relationship between time and the materiality of information.  ©dpa

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