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PARIS PHOTO

7 January 2014

I attended Paris Photo for the first time in November, an absolutely huge photography exhibition held at the Grand Palais in its 17th year, featuring 136 galleries from all over the world, including fine art institutions to the small up-and-coming indies, which took me five hours to go around.

Ray K. Metzker, Marseille, 1961
Ray K. Metzker, Marseille, 1961

I went in prepared in a pair of flats, with a bottle of water and an apple for sustenance and was in for the long haul on a chilly Sunday afternoon and left with a reeling head.  Over-stimulation in the best possible sense.
Richard Avedon Shoe, designed by Perugia, Place du Trocadéro, Paris, August 1948
Richard Avedon Shoe, designed by Perugia, Place du Trocadéro, Paris, August 1948

The expo has 28 international editors curating a series of all manners of contemporary and historical photographs and installations which attract artists, galleriests, photographers, collectors, admirers and the passionate from across the globe for one weekend in the French capital.  Here are some of my favourites on display.

Vik Muniz Paris Postcard (Pictures from Nowhere), 2012
Vik Muniz Paris Postcard (Pictures from Nowhere), 2012

Diane Arbus, Two Ladies at the Automat, New York City, 1966
Diane Arbus, Two Ladies at the Automat, New York City, 1966 

Eugenio Recuenco, La Princesa y el Guisante, 2005
Eugenio Recuenco, La Princesa y el Guisante, 2005 

Brassai: L'allumeur du bec de gaz, Boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris 1931-32
Brassai: L'allumeur du bec de gaz, Boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris 1931-32

Axel Hütte, Henry Pittier-2, Venezuela, 2007
Axel Hütte, Henry Pittier-2, Venezuela, 2007

Dennis Stock, James Dean, 1953
Dennis Stock, James Dean, 1953 

Kiluanji Kia Henda, The Merchant of Venice, 2010
Kiluanji Kia Henda, The Merchant of Venice, 2010

Harry Callahan, Chicago, 1949
Harry Callahan, Chicago, 1949

Massimo Vitali, Porto Miggiano, Vertical, 2009
Massimo Vitali, Porto Miggiano, Vertical, 2009

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Calle Cuauhtemoctzin, Mexico City, 1934
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Calle Cuauhtemoctzin, Mexico City, 1934

Clive Holden, Countdown 8s, 2013
Clive Holden, Countdown 8s, 2013

Peter Lindbergh Mathilde on the Eiffel Tower for Rolling Stone magazine, 1989
Peter Lindbergh, Mathilde on the Eiffel Tower for Rolling Stone magazine, 1989

Paris Photo expo Takashi Arai June 6th Horses Standing in the Rain, Arakawa Heights
Takashi Arai, June 6th Horses Standing in the Rain, Arakawa Heights

Nicholas Nixon, View of State Street Bank, Boston, 2002
Nicholas Nixon, View of State Street Bank, Boston, 2002

Simon Roberts, Southend-on-Sea Pier, Essex
Simon Roberts, Southend-on-Sea Pier, Essex

Diane Arbus, King and Queen of a Senior Citizen Dance, NYC 1970
Diane Arbus, King and Queen of a Senior Citizen Dance, NYC 1970

Andres Serrano, Juana Rios Rios, "Juana de Cubana", Fortune Teller 2012
Andres Serrano, Juana Rios Rios, "Juana de Cubana", Fortune Teller 2012 

Ed Van der Elsken, Vali Myers, Paris, 1951
Ed Van der Elsken, Vali Myers, Paris, 1951

Scott Peterman, NY_14, 2007
Scott Peterman, NY_14, 2007 

Elliott Erwitt, Santa Monica, California, 1955
Elliott Erwitt, Santa Monica, California, 1955

Hans-Peter Feldmann, Lips 11 photographs mounted on board
Hans-Peter Feldmann, Lips 11 photographs mounted on board

William Klein, Hamburger 40 cents, New York, vintage gelatin silver print, 1955
William Klein, Hamburger 40 cents, New York, vintage gelatin silver print, 1955

Franco Fontana Varsavia 1976
Franco Fontana, Varsavia 1976

Frank Horvat, Paris Gare Saint-Lazare, 1959
Frank Horvat, Paris Gare Saint-Lazare, 1959

Pentti Sammallahti Solovki White Sea 2, Russia (1992)
Pentti Sammallahti Solovki White Sea 2, Russia (1992)

LE BAISER (the kiss) Alix Delmas
Alix Delmas, Le Baiser (the kiss)

Doug Aitken ONE, 2011. LED lit Lightbox 75,6 x 214 x 19,1 cm
Doug Aitken ONE, 2011

William Klein, Dorothy shooting light from hip, Paris, 1962
William Klein, Dorothy shooting light from hip, Paris, 1962  

William Klein, Big Face, Big Buttons, New York, 1955
William Klein, Big Face, Big Buttons, New York, 1955

Robert Polidori Street Scene, Varanasi India, 2007
Robert Polidori Street Scene, Varanasi India, 2007

Vanessa Winship, She dances on Jackson, 2011-2012
Vanessa Winship, She dances on Jackson, 2011-2012 

Willy Rizzo, Salvador Dali, Paris 1950
Willy Rizzo, Salvador Dali, Paris 1950 

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