press release

From November 17 –20, 2005, Paris Photo, the world’s leading venue for 19th century, modern and contemporary photography, is inviting 105 galleries and publishers from 14 countries to exhibit in the historical premises of the Carrousel du Louvre. 40 000 visitors will be offered an exceptional panorama from rare early prints and vintage masterpieces to the latest practices, including documentary photography, film photography and photojournalism.

For this 9th edition, the selection of exhibitors (including 90 galleries and 15 publishers) is more international than ever. Over 72% of the participants are based outside France.

In addition to the 22 French galleries, the largest contingent of exhibiting galleries is USA based (19), followed by Spain (14), Germany (12), Holland (6), UK (4), Switzerland (3), Austria (2), Italy (2), Japan (2) and one representative each from Belgium, Finland, Hungary and Luxemburg.

The 2005 edition is comprised of 26 new participants. Their presence attests to the emphasis placed on creating a balance between classic, modern and contemporary : - with established galleries specialized in the 20th century vintage like Deborah Bell (New York), Catherine Edelman (Chicago), Luisotti (Santa Monica), Rose Gallery (Santa Monica) or Vintage Works (Chalfont). - With established contemporary art galleries such as Art:Concept (Paris), Julie Saul (New York), Volker Diehl (Berlin), Yancey Richardson (New York) or Scalo (Zürich). - With emerging galleries such as F 5,6 (Münich), Mem (Osaka),

Another distinctive feature of the 2005 edition is the strong presence of photo publishers whose number has steadily grown over the years as part of a renewed interest in the photobook as collectible item as well as original work in its own right for photographers. From rare books to digital prints, Paris Photo 2005 will bring together an exceptional array of 15 global photo publishers with new exciting additions such as Denis Ozanne (Paris), Trolley (London) and Steidl (London) among others.

Spain, guest of honor: a lively, powerful and contemporary art scene Paris Photo 2005 will celebrate Spain as its special guest of honor, Spain as the locus of an ebullient art scene in Southern Europe.

Out of the 14 selected Spanish participants, 6 galleries (Luis Adelantado, Valencia - Juana de Aizpuru,Madrid -Estiarte,Madrid- Max Estrella, Madrid- Kowasa,Barcelona -Moises Perez de Albeniz, Pamplona) are presenting group shows in the general sector of the fair and 8 galleries are present in the Statement exhibition with solo shows by emerging Spanish artists : Pablo Genoves (Bacelos- Vigo), Sergio Belinchon (Dels Angels – Barcelona), Naïa del Castillo (Distrito4 - Madrid), Bleda y Rosa (Fucares- Madrid), Mayte Vieta (Palma12 – Vilafranca Penedes), Alicia Martin (Oliva Arauna-Madrid), Jordi Bernado (Senda – Barcelona), and Raul Belinchon (T20- Murcia).

This program on Spanish art at Paris Photo will be complemented by special screenings of contemporary videos in the Project Room that are in the collection of three main Spanish institutions: ARTIUM (vitoria), CAB (Burgos) and MUSAC (Leon).

A Central Exhibition will highlight a selection of the latest acquisitions from the photographic collection of the Comunidad de Madrid. This public collection has, since its creation in 1999, accumulated more than 300 key works, both in the spheres of reportage and contemporary art, by outstanding Spanish artists such as Cristina Garcia Rodero, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Joan Fontcuberta, ..

These special programs will be curated by Rosa Olivares, publisher and editor of EXIT magazines.

The 2sd annual BMW-Paris Photo prize for photography First introduced in 2004, the BMW-Paris Photo Prize to promote creative contemporary photography will be awarded once again in 2005 to a photographer/artist represented by a participating gallery. The 2005 theme is “Spirit on the move”. A prestigious jury of experts will award the 12 000 euros (US 15 000) prize on Friday 18th November 2005.

Special program and events for collectors Close-Up, Paris Photo’s signature program for international collectors, will offer VIP visitors access to a series of special tours and events. Programme highlights include viewings of important private collections and curator-led tours of exhibitions: Dada at the Pompidou Center, Hommage à Bill Brandt at the Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation, Michal Rovner at the Jeu de Paume, Miguel Rio Branco at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Joan Fontcuberta at the Instituto Cervantes…

List of selected galleries : Luis Adelantado (Valencia), Andrea Meislin Gallery (New-York), Agathe Gaillard (Paris), Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid), Argus Fotokunst (Berlin), Art 75 Galerie Yves Di Maria (Paris), Art : Concept (Paris), Ausstellungsraum25 (Zürich), Baudoin Lebon (Paris), Deborah Bell Photographs (New York), Bonni Benrubi (New York), Bernhard Bischoff (Bern), Daniel Blau (München), Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea (Firenze), Bruce Silverstein Photography (New York), Bugdahn und Kaimer (Düsseldorf), Camera Obscura (Paris), Camera Work (Berlin), Michèle Chomette (Paris), Clairefontaine (Luxembourg), Cokkie Snoei (Rotterdam), Charles Cowles (New York), Volker Diehl (Berlin), Bernard Dudoignon (Paris), Catherine Edelman (Chicago), Estiarte (Madrid), Johannes Faber (Wien), Ulric h Fiedler (Köln), Fifty One Fine Art Photography (Antwerpen), Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris), Flatland (Utrecht), Galerie 1900-2000 (Paris), Galerie f 5,6 (München), Gitterman Gallery (New York), Howard Greenberg (New York), Hamiltons (London), Laurent Herschtritt (Paris), Michael Hoppen (London), Edwynn Houk (New York), Jackson Fine Art (Atlanta), Galerie du Jour Agnès B. (Paris), Robert Klein (Boston), Kowasa (Barcelona), Van Kranendonk (Den Haag), Hans P.Kraus, Jr. (New York), Martin Kudlek (Köln), Luisotti (Santa Monica), Magnum Photos (Paris), Thierry Marlat (Paris), Marvelli Gallery (New York), Max Estrella (Madrid), Mem (Osaka), Yossi Milo (New York), Obsis (Paris), Priska Pasquer (Köln), Françoise Paviot (Paris), Ton Peek Photography (Utrecht), Moises Perez de Albeniz (Pamplona), The Photographers’Gallery (London), Photo & Contemporary (Torino), Picture Photo Space (Osaka), Serge Plantureux (Paris), Polaris (Paris), Le Reverbère (Lyon), Yancey Richardson (New York), Rose Gallery (Santa Monica), Julie Saul (New York), Scalo Gallery (Zürich), Scout Gallery (London), Staley-Wise (New York), Taik gallery (Helsinki), Toluca (Paris), Torch Gallery (Amsterdam), Trabant (Kitzbuhel), Van der Grinten (Köln), Aline Vidal (Paris), Vintage (Budapest), Vintage Works (Chalfont/USA), Vu’ la Galerie (Paris), Esther Woerdehoff (Paris), Thomas Zander (Köln), Van Zoetendaal (Amsterdam)

PUBLISHERS / Antiquariaat L.van Paddenburgh (Leiden), Atelier Franck Bordas (Paris), Simon Finch Rare Books (London), Filigranes Editions (Trézélan), Images en Manoeuvres (Marseille), Librairie La Chambre Claire (Paris), Harper’s Books (East Hampton/USA) Librairie 213 (Paris), J.J Heckenhauer (Berlin), Lodima Press (Revere/USA), Tissato Nakahara (Paris), Denis Ozanne (Paris), Phaidon (Paris/London), (Köln), Steidl (London), Trolley (London)

STATEMENT SPAIN / Oliva Arauna (Madrid), Bacelos (Vigo), Dels Angels (Barcelona), Distrito 4 (Madrid), Fucares (Madrid), Palma 12 (Vilafranca Penedes), Senda (Barcelona), T20 (Murcia)


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Paris Photo 2005
9th edition of the leading international photography fair

Ehrengast Spanien:
Sonderausstellungen mit Pablo Genoves, Sergio Belinchon, Naia del Castillo, Bleda y Rosa, Mayte Vieta, Alicia Martin, Jordi Bernado, Raul Belinchon, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Joan Fontcuberta
kuratiert von Rosa Olivares