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SF Photofairs 2017: Insights, New Approaches to Photography since 2000


PHOTOFAIRS public programs are anchored by Insights: New Approaches to Photography since 2000, an exhibition offering unique, non-editioned works for private sale, curated by Alexander Montague-Sparey, Artistic Director, PHOTOFAIRS and Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco.

The Insights exhibition is presented in two parts and focuses entirely on cutting-edge artists using technical prowess and originality to push the boundaries of the medium. Insights is a particularly relevant platform for PHOTOFAIRS as collectors are increasingly turning their attention to the collection of maverick works, unique, single-edition works, as well as works which speak to the other fine arts (painting, sculpture, installation, or video art).

“For Insights, we have selected artists that exemplify this movement in photography, as a way of underlining contemporary approaches to the medium in the 21st century,” said Alexander Montague-Sparey Co-curator, Insights and Artistic Director of PHOTOFAIRS. “Photography has almost ironically come full-circle. Some artists are re-using analog techniques in new and fascinating ways to produce unique photographs, whilst others are inspired by painting and sculpture. The premise of Insights and the artists featured give a nod to 19th century French photographers and the birth of photography as an artistic medium.”

Curated by Haeusslein, the first chapter of Insights highlights an exploration of the Western American landscape by leading West-Coast artists including John Chiara, Chris McCaw, Sean McFarland and Meghann Riepenhoff. The exhibition’s second chapter, curated by Montague-Sparey, presents artists from the USA, Europe & Asia, including: Sebastiaan Bremer, Dirk Braeckman, Liz Neilson, Esther Vonplon, Susan Derges, Wang Ningde and Shao Wenhuan.


Insights at PHOTOFAIRS in San Francisco
January 27-29, 2017
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123

Insights Artists:

  • Alex Kwok
  • Anja Niemi
  • Captain Horatio Ross
  • Chris McCaw
  • Christine Elfman
  • Dirk Braekman
  • Enoc Perez
  • Esther Vonplon
  • Jacqueline Sherlock Norheim
  • Jim Campbell
  • John Chiara
  • Jordan Sullivan
  • Julie Cockburn
  • Klea McKenna
  • Liz Nielsen
  • Matt Lipps
  • Matthew Brandt
  • Meghann Riepenhoff
  • Mehdi Abdolkarimi
  • Moira McDonald
  • Noah Wilson
  • Robert Currie
  • Sean McFarland
  • Sebastiaan Bremer
  • Sissi Farassat
  • Susan Derges
  • Tina Berning & Michelangelo Di Battista

Meet the Artists of Insights: New Approaches to Photography since 2000
Saturday, January 28 – Time: 4.00pm-5.00pm

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