PHOTOFAIRS’  inaugural US edition in San Francisco

PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco will see the US fair debut of many of our galleries, giving collectors unique access to work from across the world, and galleries access to new collectors. The list includes:  Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai), Pan-View Gallery (Zhengzhou), Mohsen Gallery (Tehran), andriesse eyck galerie (Amsterdam), 

Galerie & Edition Stephan Witschi  (Zürich), ELIPSIS PROJECTS (Istanbul & London), East Wing (Dubai) and Rubber Factory (New York). 

Highlighting key talent from the Bay Area and the West Coast is another important element of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco.  San Francisco gallery Ratio 3 will present West Coast artist Buck Ellison alongside conceptual German photographer Miriam Böhm, while ROSEGALLERY (Santa Monica), will exhibit John Chiara with emerging Dutch photographer Dirk Braekman.  New York based Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery will exhibit local artist Jim Campbell.

Established names from the world of contemporary photography available to acquire at the fair include: Vik Muniz, Abelardo Morell, Sally Mann and Valérie Belin (Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zürich); Ahmet Ertug (ELIPSIS PROJECTS, London & Istanbul); Paul Fusco (Danziger Gallery, New York), Herb Ritts and Peter Lindbergh (CAMERA WORK, Berlin) and Yang Fudong Three Shadows +3 Gallery (Beijing & Xiamen) who will be featured alongside more emerging artists such as Kate Stone (Rubber Factory, New York), Jungjin Lee (Galerie & Edition Stephan Witschi, Zürich) and Wang Ningde (M97 Gallery, Shanghai).

Exploring the history of photography, key works by masters of black and white photography from the early to mid-twentieth century will also be offered.  This includes:  Irving Penn (CAMERA WORK, Berlin), Herbert List (Magnum Photos, London, Paris & New York), Edward Weston and Danny Lyon (both Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zürich)The first major retrospective of Lyon’s work in 25 years is currently showing at the de Young Museum, San Francisco. 

The San Francisco fair’s public program will bring together experts from across the industry and give collectors access to museum-quality exhibitions. The program includes Conversations, a series of talks drawing on key themes and ideas seen throughout the fair, and Insights, a curated exhibited offering unique pieces for private sale.