Paris Photo 2022: A Silver Anniversary

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Paris Photo 2022: A Silver Anniversary
Paris Photo celebrates its 25th anniversary this year as the preeminent photographic fine art fair in the world — at the Grand Palais Éphémère, from Thursday to Sunday, 10–13 November. A silver anniversary in the photographic world might bring to mind a gelatin silver image. And there are many silver treasures at Paris Photo using this traditional black-and-white process. Starry Night, 1955 (gelatin silver print). Courtesy of Yoichi Midorikawa and MEM Gallery (Booth B06). But photographic evolution brings a variety of materials and processes to the art of photography. You’ll find them all at Paris Photo. Can You Feel the Light, 2022 (photograph with embroidery and collage). © Joana Choumali. Courtesy of Loft Art Gallery (Booth B20) No matter what your photographic/artistic taste, something will speak to you among the thousands of photographs and the maze of international galleries. Five Hands, 2006. © Roger Ballen. Courtesy of Chose Commune The exhibited photographs are diverse. From the vintage silver and platinum/palladium prints (think Atget, Steichen, Kertesz, and Lartigue) to alternative processes such as cyanotype, carbon, albumen, Fresson, and wet plate collodion, to contemporary images —  evocative in beauty, drama, composition, and social message. Balzac by Rodin, 1908 (platinum palladium print). © Edward Steichen. Courtesy of Galerie Karsten Greve (Booth A14) Passing By, 2010 (Fresson print). © Sarah Moon. Courtesy of Peter Fetterman Gallery.

Lead photo credit : Flower Children-Portrait 71, 2021. Courtesy of Jean-Baptiste Huynh and Galerie Lelong & Co. (Booth E04)

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Meredith Mullins is an internationally exhibited fine art photographer and instructor based in Paris. Her work is held in private and museum collections in Europe and the U.S. and can be seen at or in her award-winning book "In A Paris Moment." (If you’re in Paris, a few rare, signed copies are available at Shakespeare and Company and Red Wheelbarrow.) She is a writer for OIC Moments and other travel and education publications.


  • Pamela Spurdon
    2022-11-10 07:46:44
    Pamela Spurdon
    Talk about a convincing pitch! They need to have you onboard for English-speakers. How could one stay away from this event after reading your observations and thoughts? Am impressed by the diversity of your choices. See you there.