Paris Photo 2013
15 November 2013
Following international success in April 2013 at their first American fair, the prestigious Paris Photo is returning to the Grand Palais for the 17th year, hosting 136 galleries alongside 28 photography publishing specialists. Taking place 14th - 17th November, highlights include the Harald Falckenberg’s private collection showcase, and the recent acquisitions section featuring works from three international institutions. An unparalleled selection of talks co-directed by Nicolas Bourriaud and Chantal Pontbriand will also be available for visitors, exploring complex questions around the limits of the photographic medium. In addition, long-time John Jones client and friend Martin Parr will be exhibiting a collection of photo books and pamphlets covering 20th century uprisings for the Open Book. Don’t miss out on viewing ground-breaking stands by some of our favourite clients!
David Zwirner Gallery, Stand C29
Since opening in 1993, David Zwirner has gained a strong international reputation for showcasing historically relevant works by a diverse group of artists. At this year’s Paris Photo the team will be exhibiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s sliced brick building photographs alongside a series by Thomas Ruff, a German photographer famous for questioning the ‘truth-value' of the documentary image.
Fraenkel Gallery, Stand B28
Founded in 1979, San Francisco based Fraenkel Gallery was established to explore photography’s relationship to other art forms. Their bold Paris Photo stand will include contemporary photographs by the likes of Diane Arbus and Christian Marclay alongside large scale works by Katy Grannan and Richard Learoyd, famed for his beautiful portraits captured using a custom made camera obscura. One of the highlights of this stand will be Family Album of Lucybelle Crater by Ralph Eugene Meatyard, shown for the first time in Europe.
Purdy Hicks Gallery, Stand D36
This year Purdy Hicks will present a solo show - an overview of Tom Hunter’s career spanning over 15 years. The theme of the collection will focus on the friction between photography and historical painting, linking aptly to the fair’s program of talks. Death of Coltelli stands out as one of Hunter’s most emotive works; we highly recommend you make time to visit!
Hamilton’s Gallery, stand D27
The internationally esteemed Hamilton’s Gallery has specialised in modern masters for over 30 years, and their 2013 Paris Photo presence does not disappoint. Look out for works by Irving Penn, Guido Mocafico, Roger Ballen, Horst P. Horst and Robert Doisneau, many of which have been framed by John Jones craftspeople.