All posts tagged: Art Fair

Photobook Awards

Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation has unveiled the shortlist for its fourth photobook awards. The prize celebrates the best photobooks published in the past year. This year’s edition is divided into three categories, including the inaugural Photography Catalogue of the Year category which, according to the organisers in a press statement, will be awarded to “the publication, publisher, or institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of 2014.” There are five nominations in this category, including Mark Cohen’s Dark Knees, the catalogue accompanying the exhibition Photobooks: Spain 1905–1977, and The Catalogue Box, published by Verlag Kettler/The PhotoBook Museum. [bjp_ad_slot] There are 12 books nominated in the Photobook of the Year category. These include The Big Book by W. Eugene Smith, Jim Goldberg’s Rich and Poor, Ruth van Beek’s The Arrangement, and Peter van Agtmael’s Disco Night Sept. 11, previously featured on bjp-online. 2013 Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism winner Davide Monteleone is also nominated for his series Spasibo, which explores Chechnyan identity and the republic’s complex history. Spasibo – the exhibition – will be shown at the Saatchi Gallery in …


At home in the dream factory


In a bold experiment that has shaken up the world of photography fairs, Paris Photo, the most prestigious and financially secure event in the photography calendar, held its inaugural event in Los Angeles, California, in April. With the Frieze Art Fair recently spreading its wings to New York, and Art Basel invading Hong Kong, it should not have been a surprise that a world-renowned photography fair would leap a continent in search of international sales, but for many this came as a shock move since Los Angeles has long been considered a relative backwater when it comes to the acquisition of photography. [bjp_ad_slot] Not surprisingly, the denizens of La La Land remain ultra- loyal to the film and television industries that have traditionally paid the rent. The extent of their willingness to turn out for an event championing the senior medium was unknown, especially as an existing annual trade fair, Photo LA, had lost much of its cachet for international galleries. Streets of New York In an audacious and inspired move, the organisers eschewed the formal …


Photo50 returns to the London Art Fair

The exhibition takes place from 16 until 20 January at the Business Design Centre in Islington. This year’s exhibition, A Cyclical Poem, is curated by Nick Hackworth, director of Paradise Row Gallery in London. The exhibition brings together a selection of work from the 1970s to the present day by eight documentary photographers and photojournalists who have lived and worked in Britain. The featured photographers are: Dorothy Bohm, Brian Griffin, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Homer Sykes, Paul Hill, Marketa Luskacova, Ian Beesley and Chris Steele-Perkins. [bjp_ad_slot] Billed as ‘an elliptical mediation on the idea of historical change’, the exhibition looks at the relationship between photography and themes such as time, memory and repetition. “We’re showing photographers who’ve had long enough careers they have returned to earlier subjects,” says Hackworth. “The exhibition shows work that has been produced with a very conscious relationship to time and memory.” Jonathan Burton, director of the London Art Fair, commented: “We originally introduced Photo50 as way of encouraging our visitors to start collecting photography. It has always been a selling exhibition and we felt that by presenting work …


BJP Staff