For its 22nd edition, Paris Photo presents at the Grand Palais over 200 exhibitors divided into five sectors. Main sector galleries present a complete panorama of artworks with a special emphasis on solo, duo shows, and thematic projects offering visitors the opportunity to discover and rediscover leading artists through the viewing of important artistic ensemble. The PRISMES sector brings together galleries showcasing large-format, series, and installation projects exploring the photographic medium in its most diverse forms and practices. The Book sector brings together specialised publishers and art book dealers from across the world highlighting the important role of the photobook in the history of the medium and in the creative process. The Film sector highlights the relationship between still and moving images in artistic creation with a selection of artist film and video screenings by Paris Photo exhibitors.
Fifth and last, Paris Photo inaugurates the Curiosa sector, curated this year by independent curator and writer Martha Kirszenbaum (recently named curator of the French Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale), presenting, for this first edition, a selection of erotic images.
The Paris Photo Platform is an experimental forum that each day opens with a focus on the theme of the collection led by invited collectors followed by a series of conversations following different axes.
Furthermore, for the Carte Blanche Students 2018, Paris Photo, Picto Foundation, and SNCF Gares & Connexions partner organize a platform in promotion of the discovery and exposure of outstanding young talent within masters or bachelor programs in European schools for photography and the visual arts. Four student projects, selected by a jury, will be presented in a large format exhibition in Paris’ Gare du Nord train station (Oct 4 – Nov 12) and in a dedicated space at Paris Photo.