Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Photo Shanghai opens next month at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, with some of the world's best photographers



The inaugural edition of Photo Shanghai - the first international art fair dedicated to photography in China - will run from September 5 to 7 at the landmark Shanghai Exhibition Centre.

This photography fair aims to establish the most professional and international platform for fine art photography in the Asia-Pacific region.

This fair is Shanghai’s foremost international art fair taking place this 2014.

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It is of particular relevance with the current growing interest in photography and the art fair boom taking place in China.

THE WHO'S WHO OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Some of the world’s most renowned galleries will be exhibiting their photographers’ work, contributing to what will be both a glamorous and significant event.



Examples of photographers whose work will be exhibited at the Fair include:

Arab
Nick Brandt
René Burri
Edward Burtynsky
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Patrick Demarchelier
Yang Fudong
André Kertész
Peter Lindbergh
Vivian Maier
Steve McCurry
Daido Moriyama
Martin Parr
Robert Polidori
Sebastião Salgado
Josef Sudek
Edward Weston



EVENTS, VIP PROGRAMMES,
AND SPECIAL GUESTS

Fair Director Alexander Montague-Sparey, who was previously head of photographs at Christie’s London, who has worked with some of the biggest collectors, dealers and artists in the field and created many notable new auction markets for contemporary photographs, commented: “We are delighted to welcome photographers Roger Ballen, Birdhead and Martin Parr to the city of Shanghai on the occasion of the Fair."



He added: "Our talks, education, exhibitions and VIP programme will provide our audience with everything they need to explore, from the more emerging - to most established collectable fine art photography available on the market today."

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TRAVELIFE WITH US

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WHAT'S HAPPENING DURING THE FAIR

The curated talks and events programme will run alongside the fair for its duration.

These talks will be led by world renowned experts including curators, experts, collectors, dealers and international photographers.



HIGHLIGHTS 

COMMISSIONING THE WORLDS’ 
HOTTEST PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Wall Street Journal’s photography director Jennifer Pastore
in conversation with Alexander Montague-Sparey 


AN INTRODUCTION 
TO THE CHINESE PHOTO BOOK
Ruben Lundgren and Martin Parr 
introduce the project to a Chinese audience for the first time 


CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS: 
New York’s International Centre of Photography’s curator
explores the theme of Chinese Contemporary Photography
in conversation with  artist and  
Three Shadows Founder & Director, 
RongRong  

IN CONVERSATION WITH OCAT MUSEUM SHANGHAI’S
MARIAGRAZIA COSTANTINO 
in conversation with 
celebrated South African photographer Roger Ballen 


THE VIP PROGRAM 

The comprehensive Photo Shanghai VIP programme also includes a Private Collectors Summit and Forum at which 30 leading photography collectors and experts from around the world will explore the current opportunities of the international photography market.

This will ensure that Shanghai welcomes and hosts some of the most influential photography collectors in the world.



ATTENDING GALLERIES

A Thousand Plateaus Art Space
Chengdu A. Galerie
Paris AIKE-DELLARCO
Shanghai amanasalto
Tokyo AO Vertical Art Space
Hong Kong ATLAS Gallery
London Ayyam Gallery
Dubai BREESELITTLE 
London C.A.M. GALLERY
Istanbul C14 Gallery
Shanghai CAMERA WORK
Berlin Chambers Fine Art 
Beijing Chandelier
London Contemporary Art Projects
Florida Czech Center of Photography
Prague Fahey / Klein Gallery
Los Angeles Flowers
London Galerie & Edition Stephan Witschi 
Zurich Galerie Dumonteil - Shanghai, Paris
New York Galerie Photo12
Paris ifa Gallery
Shanghai In The Gallery
Copenhagen Inter Gallery
Beijing kunst.licht Photo Art Gallery
Shanghai M97 Gallery
Shanghai Magnum Photos MD Gallery
Shanghai OFOTO Gallery
Shanghai Pékin Fine Arts
Beijing Peter Fetterman Gallery - Santa Monica
CA Riflemaker, London see+ Gallery
Beijing ShanghART
Shanghai SIPACHINA 
Beijing Tasveer
Bangalore ThreeShadows +3 Gallery
Beijing Time Space Gallery
Beijing Timeless Gallery
Beijing Tristan Hoare Gallery
London Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai  

TIME IS RIGHT FOR CHINA

Sandy Angus, co-founder of ART HK (now Art Basel Hong Kong) and Chairman of Montgomery and the World Photography Organisation. also commented: “The vast Asian art market has seen considerable growth over the past decade and in that time photography has been an ever-increasing part within the contemporary art space."

He added: "China has the advantage of a treasure trove of ancient photographs as well as an appreciation of the medium of photography and its place in the art world. Photo Shanghai has the opportunity to draw on this interest amongst both Chinese and Asia-Pacific collectors.”

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THE BOARD OF PHOTO SHANGHAI

Photo Shanghai is supported and advised by a board of international industry professionals:

Wang Huangsheng
Director, CAFA Art Museum
Beijing

Christopher Phillips
Curator, ICP
New York

Francis Hodgson
Financial Times Photo Critic and co-founder of the Prix Pictet
London

Lise Li
Founder and Owner, Vanguard Gallery
Shanghai

Jeffrey Boloten
Co-Founder & Managing Director of ArtInsight Ltd
United Kingdom

Bill Hunt
Photography Consultant & Collector
New York

Zelda Cheatle
Portfolio Manager & Curator
London

RongRong
Photographer, Founder & Director
ThreeShadows +3 Gallery
Beijing

Wang Zhonglei
President
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Shanghai

Lisa Botos
Curator and Art Consultant



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