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Success for the 26th edition of Paris Photo the international photography event confirms its position as world leader


The 26th edition of Paris Photo, hosting 191 galleries and publishers from all over the world, attracted an international audience of professionals, collectors and enthusiasts to the Grand Palais Éphémère.

A striking feature of this year’s edition was a new digital sector showcasing a selection of galleries and platforms whose featured artists combine art and new technologies in their approach to photography.

Always at the forefront of diversity in terms of practices and esthetics, the Curiosa sector once again offered visitors an insight into the dynamism of the young international scene, with 17 artists making their debut appearance at Paris Photo.

The 2023 edition confirmed the prominence of the fair on a global scale. During her visit to the event, Rima Abdul Malak, the French Minister of Culture, awarded the insignia of Officer of Arts and Letters to the fair’s director Florence Bourgeois, and to the French-American photographer Jane Evelyn Atwood.

Paris Photo provides a unique environment for meetings and discussions and an essential platform for the dissemination of photography. Next year’s edition, scheduled from November 7 to 10, 2024, will be held in the newly renovated Grand Palais, with larger spaces for an improved visitor experience and a program with plenty of fresh content.

With 65,000 visitors, the 2023 edition saw a 7% increase compared to 2022 (61,000 visitors), confirming Paris’ key role in the photography market. The number of collectors and VIPs who came to visit and buy was up by 10%, and 40% of visitors were from abroad.

“We are delighted to see that Paris Photo has become an unmissable event for international professionals and institutions, artists, enthusiasts and collectors. We are also thrilled to reach such a diverse audience, with specialists and neophytes alike attracted by our various sectors: Curiosa, showcasing emerging talents; the Publishers sector, with signing sessions by 400 artists; and the new Digital Sector, which probes the limits of the photographic medium. In 2023, we celebrated the 5th anniversary of our commitment to the Elles x Paris Photo program with a book entitled ELLES, published by Textuel. We were particularly proud to see that the number of women photographers represented has risen from 20 to 36% over the last 5 years! And of course, we are delighted at the prospect of returning to the Grand Palais in 2024, to broaden and enrich the presentation of photography.” Florence Bourgeois, Director of Paris Photo.

“For my first edition as Artistic Director of Paris Photo, it seemed essential to me to be at the heart of contemporary issues. I also wanted to propose a greater diversity of photographic practices to meet the challenges raised by the evolution of the image. This means digital art, among others, and it was important to have a sector dedicated to that photography in the digital age. Curiosa brought together a new generation of artists and was very well received by our international visitors”. Anna Planas, Artistic Director of Paris Photo.

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