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Photo Shanghai announces the list of participating galleries for 2015 art fair
August Sander, Three Farmers, 1928. Courtesy of Time Space Gallery, Beijing.

SHANGHAI.- Photo Shanghai , Asia’'s premier art fair dedicated to photography, today announces its full list of participating galleries, programme highlights and partners for 2015. This year, from both East and West, the fair brings together some of the most exciting names from the world of fine art photography.

The second edition of the highly curated and elegant fair organised by the World Photography Organisation, will return to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from 11-13 September. Featuring fifty leading international galleries and over 500 works of art for sale by artists including: Nobuyoshi Araki, Birdhead, Guy Bourdin, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hsieh Chun-te, Elliott Erwitt, Chien-Chi Chang, Yang Fudong, Candida Höfer, Horst P. Horst, Axel Hüette, André Kertész, Steven Klein, Gustave Le Gray, Aki Lumi, Daido Moriyama, Vik Muniz, Jimmy Nelson, Helmut Newton, Erwin Olaf, Yuki Onodera, Jiang Pengyi, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Li Wei, Zhang Xiao, Boomoon, Feng Mengbo, Feng Yan and Yang Yongliang among many others.

Photo Shanghai will offer exceptional prospects for international collectors to explore works by emerging and established artists from across the Asia Pacific region and will offer local collectors the chance to see works by internationally renowned artists from the West. Photo Shanghai is Shanghai’s most international art fair and the leading platform for the photographic medium in the Asia Pacific region.

2015 programme highlights
In addition to showcasing both established and emerging international photographers, Photo Shanghai is committed to curating museum scale and quality exhibitions, as well as exploring the relationship between photography and other media. Reflective of this, the programme includes:

Taryn Simon exhibition hosted by Gagosian Gallery
In Asia for the first time, a special museum scale exhibition of 156 works by celebrated American artist Taryn Simon will be presented by Gagosian Gallery. Simon’s seminal Birds of the West Indies series showcases the artists unique weaving of photography, text and graphic design which has made her one of the finest contemporary photographers working today.

Chinese debut of new work by aerial performance artist Li Wei, Friday 11 September, 1.30pm
Fly Me to the Moon, a spectacular photo performance by renowned artist Li Wei and Bonnie Tchien Hwen-Ying will open the first public day of the Fair. Supported by ON Gallery, Li Wei will fly above the Shanghai Exhibition Centre to create stunning, gravity defying photography.

Cutting edge video installation, curated by Professor Zhang Peili
One of China’s foremost video artists, Professor Zhang Peili will curate work from established and emerging artists using video as their main media. Presented in the Fair’s dedicated video room, the installation explores how different generations of video artists portray their surroundings. As part of the Fair’s talk programme Professor Zhang Peili will also speak about his curation and the relevance of moving image within the broader art scene in Asia.

Participating galleries
This year Photo Shanghai will see international galleries from 15 countries present the best in collectible vintage and contemporary fine art photography. These countries include: Mainland China, Taiwan, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, the US, the UK, amongst others.

For the 2015 edition of Photo Shanghai we are proud to work with: A Thousand Plateaus Art Space (Chengdu) •• amanasalto (Tokyo, Shanghai)• • ART LABOR Gallery (Shanghai)• • ARTDOOR Gallery (Taipei) • ATLAS Gallery (London)• • BEETLES+HUXLEY (London) • Blindspot Gallery (Hong Kong) • Bluerider ART (Taipei) • C14 Gallery (Shanghai) • CAMERA WORK (Berlin)• • CHRISTIAN LARSEN (Stockholm)• • Cipa Gallery (Beijing)• • °CLAIR GALLERY (Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Munich)• • EMON Photo Gallery (Tokyo)• • Flowers (London)• • Gagosian Gallery (New York, London, Paris, Athens, Geneva, Los Angeles, Rome and Hong Kong) •• Galerie Adnan Sezer (Paris)• • Galerie DUMONTEIL (Shanghai, Paris, New York)• • GALERIE PHOTO12 (Paris)• • Galerie Stephan Witschi (Zurich)• • Galleria Sabrina Falzone (Milan) • • Gallery Yang (Beijing)• • In The Gallery (Copenhagen) • INTER ART CENTER / GALLERY (Beijing)• • M97 Gallery (Shanghai)• • Magnum Photos• • Matthew Liu Fine Arts (Shanghai)• • MD Gallery (Shanghai, Paris)• • Mind Set Art Center MSAC (Taipei)
• Pan-View Gallery (Zhengzhou)• • OFOTO & ANART (Shanghai)• • ON/gallery (Beijing)
• • Pékin Fine Arts (Beijing)• • Willas Contemporary (Oslo)• • RASTI Chinese Fine Art (Hong Kong)• • see+ gallery (Beijing)• • Shanghai Gallery of Art (Shanghai) • • ShanghART Gallery (Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore)• • Staley – Wise Gallery (New York)• • Taka Ishii Gallery (Tokyo, Paris, New York)• • Three Shadows +3 Gallery (Beijing)• • Time Space Gallery (Beijing) • Timeless Gallery (Beijing) • Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai)• • Visionairs (Singapore)• • voila! Gallery (Los Angeles) • Yeo Workshop (Singapore)

Events programme
Photo Shanghai 2015 will offer visitors an extensive public and VIP programme, with each event intended to further explore our commitment to celebrate the international fine art photography market in China and the exposure of international artists.

Every morning of the Fair, the Talks Programme will offer the public a rare opportunity to meet with and listen to photographers and experts from East and West.

An exciting addition for 2015 is the Talks Programme’s Artist in Profile section. Taking the format of an ‘in conversation’ between an artist and a relevant expert in the field, talks include: Aki Lumi and Yuki Onodera with Lise Li (Vanguard Gallery); Chien-Chi Chang with Anna-Patricia Kahn (°CLAIR GALLERY); Arno Rafael Minkinnen with Ellen. K. Willas (Willas Contemporary), Yan Wang Preston with curator Zelda Cheatle; Erwin Olaf with Madga Danysz (MD Gallery), and Jacob Aue Sobol and Alessandra Sanguinetti with Sophie Wright (Magnum Photos).

After the success of last year’s education series we will also offer another enlightening educational panel with experts Shi Han Tao, Steven Harris and Lise Li, aimed at collectors buying for the first time. The Fair will explore the role of photography in international museums with curators Christopher Phillips (ICP, New York) and Liu Heung Shing (ScOP, Shanghai). In addition WSJ. The Wall Street Journal Magazine photography director Jennifer Pastore will give audiences insight into the magazine's approach to photographing many of the world's most esteemed artists.

The talks programme continues with the ground-breaking and famed contemporary landscape photographer Jimmy Nelson who will share with the audience his most exciting journeys through the Asia Pacific region. Curator Davide Quadrio will explore in-depth his inspiration behind his recent show at the Aurora Museum (Shanghai). Alexander Montague-Sparey will join Peter McGill (Founder Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York) at the West Bund Arts Centre for a talk around the theme of collecting photography. This talk will be moderated by SCoP Founder Liu Heung Shing and Karen Smith. Eric Valli will be speaking at 10 Corso Como with National Geographic about his project Living Yangtze (Saturday 12 September at 5pm, 10 Corso Como, Shanghai).

Book signings will run throughout the Fair and include signings by Michio Yamauchi (Taka Ishii Gallery), RongRong & inri (Three Shadows +3 Gallery) Erwin Olaf (MD Gallery), Jacob Aue Sobol (Magnum Photos), Eric Valli (Swarovski Waterschool) and Feng Yan (Shanghai Gallery of Art).

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