Paris, Carrousel du Louvre

Paris Photo is the world’s leading fair for 19th century, modern and contemporary photography and features 102 exhibitors, including 89 galleries from 23 countries and 13 publishers. Every year presents a country or region of honor; this year, Paris Photo undertakes an unprecedented exploration of photographic practices in Iran and the Arab world. The project will showcase a selection of rare images from the collections of the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, as well as video screenings and professional testimonies for understanding the major characteristics of this emerging scene.

At the same time, the Western galleries in the general section will present art works of established Arab and Iranian artists such as Abbas Kiarostami at the London gallery Purdy Hicks, Abbas on Iran at Magnum Gallery, Morocco’s Yto Barrada at Polaris, Egypt’s Youssef Nabil at Michael Stevenson, and the Palestinian Taysir Batniji at La B.A.N.K. Other galleries have chosen to show Western visions of the East, in particular some of the earliest examples of Oriental photography presented by galleries Baudoin Lebon, Serge Plantureux and Robert Hershkowitz.


November 19th – 22nd, 2009
99, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris, France
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