Gallery: Preview Paris Photo’s US Debut

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Devoted to the fine art of historical and contemporary photography, the annual Paris Photo fair brought 54,000 visitors through the doors of Grand Palais last year alone. Given that kind of success, it makes sense that the prestigious photo festival should finally make its way to the US, nearly 20 years after its 1996 debut. Paris Photo Los Angeles hits the backlots of LA’s Paramount Pictures Studios April 26-28, showcasing selections from 60 international galleries, along with a dozen publishers and booksellers. There’s also a series of solo shows, book signings, screenings, partner exhibitions, and more.

Director of Paris Photo Julien Frydman says, “Paris Photo is thrilled to launch its first American edition in Los Angeles, an undisputed international art capital populated by numerous private and institutional collectors, galleries, working artists, art schools, and a culturally minded public. It is this creative energy and the city’s unique relationship with the construction of images — both moving and still, that have provided us with the perfect setting to embrace the richness of artistic production.”

Check out a few images from the brand-new LA edition of Paris Photo below.

Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles International Airport, 1964 (©The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco)

Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, California, 1964 /70 (The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco)

Filip Dujardin, Guimarães 001, 2012 (Courtesy of Filip Dujardin / Highlight Gallery)

Filip Dujardin, Guimarães 008, 2012 (Courtesy of Filip Dujardin / Highlight Gallery)

Miles Aldridge, Les Due Sorelle Motor Boats, 2011 (Courtesy of Brancolini Grimaldi)

Matthew Porter, Noe Valley, 2012 (Courtesy of M+B)

David Armstrong, French Chris and Bruce, Truro, 1979 (Courtesy of David Armstrong / Brachfeld)

David Armstrong, Danny Rosen, Mudd Club, 1979 (Courtesy of David Armstrong / Brachfeld)

Bruce Conner, Ricky Williams 1/20/78, 1997 (Courtesy of Conner Family Trust / Paule Anglim)

Pavel Wolberg, Hebron (Purim), 2010 (Courtesy of the artist / Andrea Meislin)