Riverside view of Old Billingsgate, London – Courtesy Old Billingsgate, Photo David Thompson
photo-london and Paris Photo join forces
On November 2006, photo-london was taken over by Reed Exhibitions, owner and organizer of Paris Photo, now the most important photography fair in the world.
photo-london is held in the Spring, and Paris Photo in the autumn. The Paris Photo team will be managing photo-london with Daniel Newburg, photo-london’s founder, in the role of creative director.
A new concept: Contemporary photography since 1970
While Paris Photo offers a panoramic overview of fine art photography from its early days to the most contemporary production, photo-london will now focus exclusively on contemporary photography since 1970. It aims to show the diversity of subjects, concepts, styles and techniques explored by photo-based artists from documentary work to conceptual art photography, as well as image combined with media such as audio, video, and installation. photo-london will provide a unique platform to highlight the latest international trends and expressions available in the medium of photography.
A new venue: Old Billingsgate
The fourth photo-london will take place from 31 May–3 June, 2007 in a new and exceptional venue, Old Billingsgate, a magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, next to the Tower of London and facing the Thames, Old Billingsgate is within easy access of Waterloo Station.
With its 7,800 square metres of floor space, photo-london will host some 60 exhibitors – international galleries and publishers.
A strong commitment to quality
A selection committee made up of international art dealers will choose the participating galleries for photo-London 07, according to criteria based on the quality of the specific projects submitted and on conformity to the new concept of the fair.
“Zoom in” programme for collectors
The “Zoom in” viewing programme will offer invited collectors and art professionals VIP access to the latest on the photography scene in London. Coinciding with photography auctions taking place in the capital, photo-london will open privileged access to photo-related events and locations, from the V & A, to the Tate and East London.
Dates: 31 May – 3 June, 2007
Opening by invitation only: Wednesday 30 May from 7pm to 10pm