It was supposed to remain a secret. It was supposed to remain a small event for insiders, treasure hunters and dealers trading prints among themselves. Well, the secret’s out. At the 4th edition of Photovintage in 2012, held in the prestigious Galerie Vivienne under the auspices of the Académie des Beaux Arts, visitors included Peter Galassi (former director of photography at MoMA in New York) and Simon Baker (curator at the Tate Gallery, London) alongside the American collector Bill Hunt, the specialized dealers Charles Isaacs and Alex Novak, and many other gallery owners who had come early for Paris Photo.
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