Paris Photo 2010 in the World’s Capital of Photography

Published Nov 23, 2010
Paris Photo at Carousel du Louvre
Paris Photo at Carousel du Louvre
Susan Fourtané

The 14th edition of Paris Photo and the 30th anniversary of the Mois de la Photo transforms Paris into the world’s capital of photography.


From 18th to 21st November 2010, the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris held the 14th edition of the world’s leading photography fair for 19th Century, modern and contemporary photography.

With enourmous success Paris Photo brough together the particiaption of 106 exhibitors, including 91 galleries and 15 publishers. The international participation reached a good 77% represented by 25 foreign countries and 32 newcomers. International press as well as special guests, art dealers and collectors didn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a weekend in Paris where photography evernts took over the city. Paris Photo 2010 marked a notable return of the USA with a strong presence of 16 contemporary art galleries.

Vintage photography was beautifully represented by Stephen Bulger (Toronto), SAGE Paris, Stephen Daiter (Chicago) and Barry Friedman (New York).

Thematic Exhibitions and New Trends in Paris Photo 2010

n the General Sector, the galleries offer an exclusive and wide panorama of artistic expression ranging from the 19th Century to the resent day. Different expressions ranging from documentary photography to fine art, fashion and photo-journalism offer the 40,000 visitors unique style, a variety of practices and techniques to indulge themselves in the two worlds of black and white and color photography.

Paris Photo at Carousel du Louvre - Susan Fourtané

Spotlight on Central Europe’s Photography: Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Poland

This year’s Spotlight on Central Europe project was divided in four parts. The General Section presented major historical, contemporary and avant-garde representatives. The Statement section was devoted to highliting emerging artists. The Central Exhibition and Project Room presented a thematic exhibition f videos by the Ludwig Museum, Budapest/ACAX -Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange. A series a lectures offered insight into the photography history and scene of the feautured countries.

Mois de la Photo

Paris Photo shares November with the 30th anniversary of the Mois de la Photo -a month long event that transforms Paris from the capital of fashion into the capital of photography. In locations throughout the city, the program brings VIP’s and collectors to major events such as “Harry Callahan: Variations” at the Foundation Henri Cartier Bresson, “André Kertész”at the Jeu de Paume, “Larry Clark: Kiss the Past Hello” at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, “Steidl: quand la photographie devient livre – de Robert Frank Karl Lagerfeld”at the Monnaie de Paris, “Autour de l’extréme” at the Moison Européenne de la Photographie, “Primitifs de la photographie. Le calotype en France (1843-1860)”at the Bibliothéque Nationale de France, “Heinrich Kühn ”at the Musée de l’Orangerie and many others.