Paris Photo: Geographical Diversity and Discovery

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Alban, Studio photography, Le Caire, Egypte, 1945
Collection Arab Image Foundation / Georges Mikaelian family
© Arab Image Foundation

Paris Photo, the world’s leading fair for photography will feature 102 exhibitors who present a worldwide panorama of photographic expression from the 19th Century to the present day.
The 2009 edition stands out for its geographical diversity and a sense of discovery: 23 countries are represented with 75% of participants from abroad and 31 new exhibitors.

Spotlight on the Arab and Iranian photography
This year’s special focus curated by Catherine David provides an exceptional opportunity to discover the Arab and Iranian photography scene:

- The collection of the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut will show a choice of portrait photographs
- A selection of eight galleries will unveil the work of emerging artists from the r egion
- A series of videos selected by Catherine David.

The BMW –  Paris Photo Prize
For its sixth edition, the BMW – Paris Photo Prize reveals the best in contemporary photography on the theme «When was the last time you experienced something unique? » View the 20 shorlisted artists selected by a prestigious jury whose work is on exhibit during the fair. The Prize-winner will be announced on Wednesday 18th November.

Other events
Paris Photo 2009 will also brings a rich crop of other events: book signings and talks, as well as outstanding photographic exhibitions in Paris coinciding with the fair.

Dates: Thursday, 19 November – Sunday, 22 November, 2009
Opening by invitation only: Wednesday, 18 November, 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Venue: Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Opening hours: 19 Nov. from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm, 20 Nov. from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, 21 Nov. from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm, 22 Nov. from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm
General admission: 15 €, 7.50 € for students
Advance purchase admission (no waiting in line) can be booked on Paris Photo online shop at

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