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:
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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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.
COMMISSIONING THE WORLDS’
The Wall Street Journal’s photography director Jennifer Pastore
in conversation with Alexander Montague-Sparey
TO THE CHINESE PHOTO BOOK
Ruben Lundgren and Martin Parr
introduce the project to a Chinese audience for the first time
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,
IN CONVERSATION WITH OCAT MUSEUM SHANGHAI’S
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.
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space
Chengdu A. Galerie
Tokyo AO Vertical Art Space
Hong Kong ATLAS Gallery
London Ayyam Gallery
London C.A.M. GALLERY
Istanbul C14 Gallery
Shanghai CAMERA WORK
Berlin Chambers Fine Art
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
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:
Director, CAFA Art Museum
Financial Times Photo Critic and co-founder of the Prix Pictet
Founder and Owner, Vanguard Gallery
Co-Founder & Managing Director of ArtInsight Ltd
Photography Consultant & Collector
Portfolio Manager & Curator
Photographer, Founder & Director
ThreeShadows +3 Gallery
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation