Curiosa and Curiosa: What to Expect at Paris Photo

Experimental imagery and an investigation of erotica are just some of the things you can expect to see at this year’s Paris Photo—the fair which brings together almost two-hundred galleries in the French capital’s iconic Grand Palais.


This year’s edition of the photo-focused Parisian fair brings together almost two-hundred galleries from across the globe, celebrating all forms of photography including ambitious installations, large format works and a film programme. Alongside recognized names rooted in the purest form of the medium, such as Daido Moriyama, William Wegman and Axel Hütte, expect to see work from more cross-sectional artists such as Mickalene Thomas and Guy Martin.

The fair also presents the first edition of Curiosa, a special section curated by Martha Kirszenbaum that focuses on the eroticized body in photography. It covers everything from the controversial imagery of Japanese powerhouse Nobuyoshi Araki to the homoerotic portraits of Robert Mapplethorpe and Halász Károly, not to mention the experimental avant-garde practices of feminist artists such as Natalia LL and Renate Bertlmann.

Paris Photo

Until 11 November at the Grand Palais, Paris