Photography is much more honored as an art form in France than it is in North America. From November 10 – 13, 2011, Paris Photo will celebrate its 15th anniversary at the Grand Palais. This change of venue will allow significantly greater display place than ever before. The event will features 117 galleries from 23 different countries. The focus this year is on photographers from Africa. In addition to great phtographic art for sale, the event will showcase new photography acquisitions by major cultural institutions worldwide. Another special display will highlight the growth of press photography in the period between the two World Wars. In addition, 18 different publishers will display lush photography books. If you’re feeling flush with cash, Christie’s will be auctioning 100 prints by French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson on November 11 followed by an Irving Penn auction the next day.
Today’s expression, à ne pas manquer (ah nuh pah mankay) means “not to be missed.” In order to make sure that you don’t, here are the hours: Thursday and Saturday, noon to 8:00 p.m.; Friday, noon to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 7:00 p.m.
Admission: 24 € – Students: 12 €