Grand Palais, Paris
November 15 – November 18
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
01 44 13 17 17
http://www.parisphoto.com

Private photography collectors and directors of the major arts institutions are in Paris this week for Paris Photo. Created in 1996, this is the most prestigious art fair dedicated to historical and contemporary photography. The fair takes place annually at the Grand Palais in Paris mid-November, and for the first time will be held at the Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles at the end of April 2013.

This year the Paris Photo Platform features 4 days of conferences directed by Roxana Marcoci, Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, with the special contribution of Paul Holdengräber, Director of "Live from The New York Public Library." Structured as an experimental platform for critical discussions, the Paris Photo Platform engages in dynamic and robust debates about the expanded field and perspectives of photography. Participants feature an international roster of leading artists, architects, filmmakers, cultural historians, and theorists in the field exchanging ideas on the relational contexts in which photography operates today.

New this year, Paris Photo puts in place an original journey within the galleries: "Paris Photo vu par...", which will be entrusted to a different personality each year. For 2012, it is David Lynch who has chosen from amongst the works exhibited by the gallery owners. Conceived as an original way for the public to contemplate the works whilst at the same time discovering David Lynch's aesthetic universe, a portfolio of the 99 photographs selected is on view via the Paris Photo mobile app.