LONDON.- Londons international contemporary photography fair: a new management, a new concept, a new venue. 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-londons founder, in the role of creative director.
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 May3 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.