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Galleries and Artists announced for 
PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco 
January 27 - 29, 2017

 
©  JIM KRANTZ, Epic Western No. 5, 2010. Courtesy of Danziger Gallery (New York)
  • International selection including participating galleries from 14 countries and 25 cities announced
  • The Collector and press preview on Thursday, January 26 from 5-7pm
  • Public opening January 27-29 at Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco
  • Images and press accreditation via media@worldphoto.org
For full press release please click here
January 11, 2017:  PHOTOFAIRS is pleased to announce the participating galleries for its inaugural US edition in San Francisco, opening to the public from January 27-29 at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion. Complementing the Bay Area’s already strong photographic legacy, PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco will feature a selection of 34 national and international galleries, representing 14 countries and 25 cities worldwide. 

Positioned to be a prime West Coast destination for discovering and collecting fine art photography, the fair will focus on presenting international artists never before seen in the Bay Area, and will see the debut of new work by artists including Cortis & Sonderegger, Ahmet Ertuğ, Martin Kollar, Anja Niemi, Eric Pillot, Wang Ningde, Joran Sullican, Ester Vonplon and Tyler Udall.  PHOTOFAIRS will also celebrate significant photographic talents from the United States’ West Coast, highlighting such artists as John Chiara, Jim Campbell, Paul Fusco, Mona Kuhn and SFMOMA’s prestigious SECA award winner Sean McFarland. 
2017 Galleries 
The participating galleries will be located in two sectors, Main and Platform. The Main sector represents galleries both new and established. The Platform sector represents galleries participating in their first United States-based art fair.
Main
  • andriesse eyck galerie (Amsterdam)
  • Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (New York)
  • CAMERA WORK (Berlin)
  • Casemore Kirkeby (San Francisco)
  • CHOI & LAGER Gallery (Cologne & Seoul)
  • Danziger Gallery (New York)
  • De Soto Gallery (Venice Beach)
  • DIVISON Gallery (Montreal & Toronto)
  • Edwynn Houk Gallery (New York & Zurich)
  • EUQINOMprojects (San Francisco)
  • Fahey/Klein Gallery (Los Angeles)
  • Flowers Gallery (London, New York & Hong Kong)
  • Galerie DUMONTEIL (Paris, Shanghai & New York)
  • Galerie & Edition Stephan Witschi (Zurich)
 
  • In The Gallery (Copenhagen)
  • Klowden Mann (Culver City)
  • M97 Gallery (Shanghai)
  • Magnum Photos (London, Paris & New York)
  • Mohsen Gallery (Tehran)
  • Peter Fetterman (Santa Monica)
  • Photo12 Galerie (Santa Monica & Paris)
  • Ratio 3 (San Francisco)
  • Robert Koch Gallery (San Francisco)
  • Robert Mann Gallery (New York)
  • The Little Black Gallery (London)
  • Theme+Projects (San Francisco)
  • Three Shadows +3 Gallery (Beijing & Xiamen)
  • Tristan Hoare (London)
  • Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai)
  • Upfor (Portland)
Highlight works by European artists include, Martin Kollar (Galerie & Edition Stephan Witschi, Zurich); Tina Berning & Michelangelo di Baptista, Peter Lindbergh and Anderson & Low (CAMERA WORK, Berlin); Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre and Alejandro Guijarro (Tristan Hoare, London); Eric Pillot and Willy Rizzo (Galerie DUMONTEIL, Paris, Shanghai & New York); Denis Darzacq (De Soto Gallery, Venice Beach); Valérie Belin (Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zurich); and Charlotte Dumas (andriesse eyck galerie, Amsterdam).
 
From Asia and the Middle East, celebrated Japanese artists Sohei Nishino (Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York), Yuki Onodera and Aki Lumi (Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai) and Osamu Yokonami (De Soto Gallery, Venice Beach) will be presented, along with South Korean and Chinese photographers Boomoon and Shen Wei (Flowers Gallery, London, New York & Hong Kong); Birdhead and Jungjin Lee (Galerie & Edition Stephan Witschi, Zurich); RongRong & Inri and Yang Fudong (Three Shadows +3 Gallery, Beijing & Xiamen), and Middle Eastern-based artists Shariar Tavakoli, Mehdi Abdolkarimi and Mehrdad Afsari (Mohsen Gallery, Tehran).
 
Artists from Latin America include Vik Muniz and Abelardo Morell (Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zürich), Mona Kuhn (EUQINOMprojects, San Francisco, and Flowers Gallery, London, New York & Hong Kong), along with a special solo presentation of Rodrigo Valenzuela’s moving and still image work (Upfor, Portland / Klowden Mann, Culver City).
 
Key talent from the West Coast and across the United States will include Paul Fusco (Danziger Gallery (New York), Buck Ellison (Ratio 3, San Francisco), Jim Campbell (Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York), Jeff Brouws and Robert Heinecken (Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco), Tidd Hido (Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco), Tabitha Soren and Mcnair Evans (EUQINOMprojects, San Francisco) and many more.
©  JEFF BROUWS, Carmen Red, Daly City, California, 1991. Courtesy of Robert Koch (San Francisco)
Platform galleries 
  • East Wing (Dubai)
  • ELIPSIS PROJECTS (London & Istanbul)
 
  • Pan-View Gallery (Zhengzhou)
  • Rubber Factory (New York)
Emerging artist Kate Stone will be shown by Rubber Factory (New York), while East Wing (Dubai) will present the US début of Swiss-based artists Cortis & Sonderegger.  A solo presentation of the large-scale work of Ahmet Ertuğ will be shown by ELIPSIS PROJECTS (London & Istanbul) and Pan-View (Zhengzhou) will present a group exhibition specifically looking at China’s social environment and ideological status. 
© AHMET ERTUG, Teatro Farnese, Parma, Italy, 2016. Courtesy of ELIPSIS PROJECTS (Istanbul & London)
Public Program and Artist Events

The PHOTOFAIRS Public Program schedule will include installations, panels, artist talks, book signings and exhibitions, providing visitors with opportunities to learn more about the photographic medium. Throughout the fair and the series of featured public programs, the role of the artist will also be emphasized to give visitors the opportunity to further engage with featured artists, as well as eminent curators from institutions including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Moving Image, New Museum, Portland Art Musuem and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
 
A key program theme of PHOTOFAIRS concentrates on the new genre of unique collectable photography. Many of the featured artists embracing this new genre will be at PHOTOFAIRS to discuss their work. Mark your calendars for Meet the Artists of Insights on Saturday, January 28 from 4-5pm in the exhibition. Those confirmed to attend are John Chiara, Christine Elfman, Chris McCaw, Sean McFarland, Klea McKenna, Jacqueline Nordheim, Meghann Riepenhoff, and Noah Wilson.


For full program please click here

Staged sector: LEAP Screen, Solo art works, and
In-situ Installations 


All of the work presented in the Staged sector explores the relationship between photography and other art forms. 
From T.L. © PHENOMENA, 2016 (installation), Courtesy of East Wing (Dubai), © JORDAN SULLIVAN, Night Finds You, 2016. Courtesy of Rubber Factory (New York) © Random International, Courtesy Pace Gallery, Photography by Random International, © SCOTT MCFARLAND, Shattered Glass, Sunny with Cloudy Periods 2016. Courtesy of Choi&Lager (Cologne & Seoul) and DIVISION (Montreal & Toronto)
Highlights from the Staged sector includes 
  • US début of LEAP Screen: What You See is Not What You See, curated by LEAP deputy editor He Jing. LEAP Screen will showcase the work of 13 exciting Chinese artists working at the cutting edge of photography. Borrowing Stella’s famous words, the project focuses instead on the observations of the creators themselves. The artists’ visions of the world are also bound to consciousness, understanding, memory and emotion. Video production itself can be seen as a performance for the observer’s gaze. What You See is Not What You See seeks to capture and compile visions of the intersections among generated images. Artists include Cao Fei, Cheng Ran, Guo Xi, Hu Wei, Hu Xiaoyuan, Jiang Zhi, Liu Yujia, Shen Xin, 3d group, Tong Yixin, Wang Tuo, Xiang Zhenhua, and Zheng Le.
  • Pace Art + Technology (Palo Alto) who will present Fragments at the entrance of the fair, the latest work from in-demand London collective Random International
  • Rubber Factory (New York) with the début of Night Finds You, the latest work from LA based writer and artist Jordan Sullivan which will be hung from the venue’s ceiling
  • A special installation of Scott McFarland’s large scale video work Shattered Glass, Sunny with cloudy periods, 2016, presented by CHOI & LAGER Gallery (Cologne & Seoul) and DIVISON Gallery (Montreal & Toronto)
  • Phenomena, a site-specific installation and publication by Copenhagen based artist collective Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen and Tobias Selneas Markussen, presented by East Wing (Dubai)
  • The US premier of Wang Ningde’s latest work, No Name. Ningde, one of China’s most exciting contemporary photographers, is brought to the fair by Arts Partner XITEK
For further details about the Staged sector please click here
© ANJA NIEMI, The Receptionist, 2013. Courtesy of The Little Black Gallery (London)
Press Opportunities 

Interviews with artists, the fair's Artistic Director, CEO and lead curators alongside selection of images are available upon request. For all media enquiries, please email media@worldphoto.org
Artists available at the fair:

Alejandro Guijarro | Tristan Hoare
Andersen & Low | CAMERA WORK
Anja Niemi | The Little Black Gallery
Carsten Ingemann | In The Gallery
Cuny Janssen | andriesse eyck galerie
inri | Three Shadows +3 Gallery
Janet Delany | EUQINOM projects
Jacob Gils | In The Gallery
Jim Campbell | Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
Jungjin Lee | Galerie & Edition Stephan Witschi
Jordan Sullivan | Rubber Factory
Kate Stone | Rubber Factory
Laura Plageman | De Soto Gallery
Lauren Marsolier | Robert Koch Gallery
Lukas Felzmann | EUQINOM projects
Mcnair Evans | EUQINOM projects

Moira Mc Donald | Rubber Factory
Mona Kuhn | Flowers Gallery and EUQINOM projects


Peter Helles Eriksen, Phenomena Collective | East Wing
Rachelle Bussières | Robert Koch Gallery
Rodrigo Valenzuela | Upfor and Klowden Mann
Sara Galbiati, Phenomena Collective| East Wing
Scott B. Davis | EUQINOM projects
Sean McFarland | Casemore Kirkeby
Sebastiaan Bremer | Edwynn Houk Gallery
Steve Kahn | Casemore Kirkeby
Scott McFarland | CHOI & LAGER and Division
Trent Davis Bailey | Robert Koch Gallery
Todd Hido | Casemore Kirkeby
Tobias Selnaes Markussen, Phenomena Collective | East Wing
Tyler Udall | The Little Black Gallery
Wang Ningde | M97 Gallery
Yoram Roth | CAMERA WORK
Artists from Insights available at the fair include; John Chiara, Christine Elfman, Chris McCaw, Sean McFarland, Klea McKenna, Jacqueline Nordheim, Meghann Riepenhoff, Noah Wilson
For full press release please click here
PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco
January 27-29 2017
Festival Pavilion
Fort Mason Center
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PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai
September 8-11 2017
Shanghai Exhibition Center
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Kristine Bjørge, PR Manager, PHOTOFAIRS |+44 (0) 20 7886 3049 / media@worldphoto.org

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