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.
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:
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.”
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.
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.
AO Vertical Art Space
Chambers Fine Art
Contemporary Art Projects
Czech Center of Photography
Fahey / Klein Gallery
Galerie & Edition Stephan Witschi
Galerie Dumonteil – Shanghai, Paris
In The Gallery
kunst.licht Photo Art Gallery
Pékin Fine Arts
Peter Fetterman Gallery – Santa Monica
ThreeShadows +3 Gallery
Time Space Gallery
Tristan Hoare Gallery
Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai
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.”
Photo Shanghai is supported and advised by a board of international industry professionals: