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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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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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