15 of Our Favorite Pictures from Paris Photo


If you want to know what’s new in photography, there’s no better place to go than Paris Photo, which runs at the Grand Palais through November 18th. The current edition of the prestigious photography fair features more than 150 international exhibitors and 1000 amazing artists. Adding a new element to the fair this year — “Paris Photo vu par…” (Paris Photo seen through the eyes of…) — David Lynch is picking photos from select booths to be included in an upcoming book, Paris Photo vu par David Lynch, published by Steidl. Not wanting to wait, we browsed through hundreds of images on the Paris Photo website and assembled 15 of our favorite photographs shot over the past five years — ranging from Michael Wolf’s misty shot of a woman on a Tokyo subway and Valérie Belin’s multiple exposures of brides combined with New York City shop facades to Katharina Bosse’s interior images of colorful bordellos and Edward Burtynsky’s dynamic aerial views of dryland farming in Spain — to represent the best new photography at the famous fair.

Michael Wolf, Tokyo Compression #13, 2010. Courtesy Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp

Thorsten Brinkmann, Oscar von Degen, 2012. Courtesy Feldbuschweisner, Berlin

Karen Knorr, Avatars of Devi, 2010. Courtesy of Eric Franck Fine Art, London

Zhang Dali, Bicyclists, 2011. Courtesy Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing

Katharina Bosse, Bordello Architecture, 2012. Courtesy Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris

Edward Burtynsky, Dryland Farming #11, Monegros County, Aragon, Spain. Courtesy Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

Julie Blackmon, Homegrown Food, 2012. © Julie Blackmon. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Valérie Belin, Bride_Fiat 124 Spider, 2012. Courtesy Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris

JR, Eyes, 2011. Courtesy Brice Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

Martin Parr, Margate, UK, 2012. From the publication Life’s a Beach (Aperture, 2012) ©Martin Parr. Courtesy Aperture, New York

Matthew Porter, Noe Valley, 2012. Courtesy M+B, Los Angeles

Pieter Hugo, Ashleigh McLean, Cape Town, 2011. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg

Alec Soth, Michelle, Rome, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis

Simen Johan, Untitled #169, 2011. ©Simen Johan. Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Alex Prager, 3:14 pm, Pacific Ocean and Eye #9 (Passenger Casualties), (diptych), 2012. Courtesy M+B, Los Angeles