Following Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Switzerland, Spain, the Nordic Countries, Italy, Japan, the Middle East and central Europe, Paris Photo is giving African photography the place of honour this year, from Bamako to Cape Town.
• Les Rencontres de Bamako held within a dedicated area, will be offering a glimpse of the new generation of African artists, spotted at the Biennial of African Photography, created in 1994.
• Artur Walther Collection will be showing a generation of African artists in an exhibition space set out in the midst of the exhibition.
• Publishers have also become involved in the diffusion of African art. During the exhibition, the l’œil publishers will be launching the very first book dedicated to a prominent Malagasy photographer, Pierrot Men, as well as a book going back 50 of Malick Sidibé’s photographs of his home village. They will also be presenting numerous portfolios by African photographers: Pierrot Men, Youssouf Sogodogo, Mohamed Camara, Sergio Santimano, Ananias Leki Dago, Nestor Da, Berry Bickle, David Brazier…
• The African theme will be present throughout the exhibition. Many galleries that support African art in general and photography in particular, will this year be presenting their most emblematic works.
African artists presented at Paris Photo
Alex Acolatse, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Joel Andrianomearisoa, Joseph Moïse Agbojelou, Akinbode Akinbiyi, Daniel Attoumou Amicchia, Philip Kwame Apagya, Cornelius Augustt Azaglo, Sami Baloji, James Barnor, Jodi Bieber, Boby Bobson, Mama Casset, Jean Depara, Calvin Dondo, Drum Magazine, Rotimi Fani Kayode, Samuel Fosso, David Goldbatt, Dorris Kasco Haron, Seydou Keita, Philippe Koudjina, Moshekwa Langa, Oumar Ly, Bouna Medoune Seye, Pierrot Men, Santu Mofokeng, Billy Monk, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Veleko Nontsikelelo, Cedric Nunn, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Hugo Pieter, Alain Polo, Ramilly, Abdouramane Sakaly, Malick Sidibé, Mikhael Subotzky, Studio 3 Z, Andrew Tshabangu, Ike Ude, Ayana V Jackson