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Photography Fair 2: Photo Art Fair 2013 / 2-6 May

This May, a new and exciting international photography art fair will take place for the first time in London. The Photo Art Fair is a four-day exhibition that will showcase the work of 50 established and up-and-coming photographers from around the world.

Curated in London, the international panel of experts includes Susie Babchick (Photography consultant and trustee of the Corinne Day Estate), Gert Elfering (Internationally renowned collector and gallery-owner), Simon Bainbridge (Editor of the British Journal of Photography), Andrew Page (CEO of Positive View Foundation) and Steve Macleod (International photography curator and consultant).

Photo Art Fair’s central manifesto of ‘intelligent collecting’ will connect photographers with established and potential collectors. The project has been an open call to exceptional collectible photographic art, spanning decades, territories and disciplines. 

Hundreds of photographic artworks will be available at the exhibition with an online gallery to cater to international buyers and enthusiasts who are unable to make it to the show. In addition to the new and established talents on display, Gert Elfering will unveil his personal collection of previously unseen works of Will McBride, which will include reportage and portrait images.

The event will also feature panel discussions, talks, Q & A’s and workshops from some of the most established and talented practitioners in their field. Panel discussions will focus on some of the current debates surrounding contemporary photography. Workshops on how to collect intelligently will be chaired by the selection committee and tastemakers in the photography world.

Meanwhile, the schedule will include talks by photographers who will reveal the stories and inspiration behind their work. Susie Babchick commented: ‘Photo Art Fair Talks is an exciting chance to listen to, debate with and learn from some of the most interesting photographers creating today. We are thrilled to be able to welcome such a fascinating cross-section of speakers to the fair this May.

Photo Art Fair will allow visitors the unique opportunity to purchase affordable and collectable photographs direct from undiscovered and well-known artists. Visitors will be able to see and buy pieces from established names alongside the up-and-comers. Prices range from between £250 and £10,000 and visitors will be able to buy works from recognisable names in the photography world as well as those fresh on the art radar, such as Jane Hilton, Joey L and Marlene Marino.

Opening Times and Dates:  2-6 May 2013; Thursday 2nd Collector’s Preview;  Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th 12pm-7pm; Sunday 5th, Monday 6th 12pm-6pm

Address: Victoria House,  London WC1B

Tickets: Advance Tickets available from SEE Tickets Adults: £11 Students: £8. Tickets at the door: £15, Tel:  +44 (0) 871 231 0847.


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