Paris Photo 2009

Fifty One Fine Art Photography @ Paris Photo 2009

19 - 22 Nov. 2009
Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
Booth B31

Fifty One Fine Art Photography is pleased to take part in Paris Photo 2009.

Our starting concept for Paris Photo 2009 is true topophilia; to use the term by the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. It examines the ‘love for places’ through the eyes of various international photographers. Places and spaces, defined by architecture, as well as by the urban landscape. Some of the chosen photographers try to evoke a sense of emotional place rather than the physicality of architectural forms. They are merely interested in the memories and feelings evoked by space and architecture, as can be determined in the work by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Others, like Walter Gropius, Lucia Moholy and Maxim Salomon, try rather to document important buildings and projects as historical reference. Their views on Bauhaus architecture are important historical and artistic documents. At yet another level, we can distinguish the search by Friederike von Rauch and Karl Hugo Schmölz for capturing the pure architectural beauty of spaces and the way how changing light and shadow define surface, volume and depth. An interesting view on metropolitan scenes and spaces can be found in the work of Saul Leiter, Ray K. Metzker, Jan Yoors and Michael Wolf.

The images of these photographers offer us diverse and personal levels of research on the vast theme of ‘space’. However, they all seek to challenge our perception of the reality of spaces; of how we see and experience them.

Artists on show:

Simon Chaput
Walter Gropius
Saul Leiter
Ray K. Metzker
Lucia Moholy
Karl Hugo Schmölz
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Christopher Thomas
Friederike von Rauch
Michael Wolf
Masao Yamamoto
Jan Yoors

Booksigning 20 November
16h: Michael Wolf: \'Hong Kong Inside Outside\'
17h: Christopher Thomas: \'New York Sleeps\'


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