Paris Photo 2021 Highlights
According to Ernest Hemingway, "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." He wrote this in his book "A Movable Feast" (1964), 33 years before the biggest feasts of all - the Paris Photo Fair that was founded in 1997 with an intention to bring artists, art lovers, galleries, gallerists and art book dealers under the same roof. Ernest couldn't even imagine that his favourite city could get even more festive than during his lifetime.
This year's long-awaited 24th Paris Photo edition that took place last week, on the 11th through 14th November, was situated in a different place from the usual Grad Palais exhibition hall. This time, the event happened on the Champ-de-Mars with the view of the Eiffel Tower.
1605 Publishers team was there to check all the photography headlines, meet the artist and of course, recharge the batteries with some extra inspiration. We now bring this treasure to you, dear readers. Enjoy!
Here are some highlighted by us photographers whose work we enjoy a lot:
Gregory Halpern was born in Buffalo, New York. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is an Associate Member of Magnum Photos. He teaches photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Kacper Kowalski (b. 1977, Poland) has graduated in Architecture from the Technical University of Gdańsk. After having worked in architecture for four years, he devoted himself entirely to flying and photography. Both as a pilot and a photographer, he takes aerial pictures of natural and urban environments of his native Poland.
Jungjin Lee (b. 1961, Korea) began photographing in the early 80s while a Ceramics major at Hongik University in Seoul and later earned an M.F.A. in Photography from New York University. Known for her laborious and handcrafted photographic work printed on handmade mulberry paper, Lee creates cross-cultural photographic landscapes which intermix techniques and materials of Eastern and Western traditions of both painting and photography.
Noémie Goudal (b. 1984, France) is a visual artist who currently resides in London. She works with photography, film and installation. Goudal often works directly within the landscape, sometimes inserting photographic backdrops into a scene before re-photographing it. In addition to her photography, she makes video work that is thematically linked to her photos. Goudal is represented by Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire and Edel Assanti.