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A Mini-Tour Of Contemporary Photography Fair Paris Photo 2015

Paris is hosting one of the largest photography fairs in the world, showcasing historical and contemporary works.

If you've ever wanted to see the works of grand masters who shaped the history of photography, dating back to 1800, you're in luck: the French capital is hosting the 19th edition of Paris Photo, one of the largest photography fairs in the world. It is a massive international showcase, where you can admire works by the old masters and discover emerging talents.

The fair confirms that photography is now a key component of the contemporary art market. Held every November in Paris, it draws visitors from across the world. This year, Paris Photo runs from November 12 to 15 at the Grand Palais in Paris. The fair features hundreds of photographs, presented by 147 galleries and 27 photography book publishers from 34 different countries. Both historical and contemporary artworks will be showcased.

France has the leading presence among exhibitors; 44 galleries (30 percent of the total) are based in France. Other countries with significant representation include the U.S. (27 galleries), Germany (15 galleries), and the U.K. (15 galleries). During a visit to the Grand Palais, you can lose yourself among the different styles and languages of the photos, and view the most notable works from this fascinating and complex art.

Scroll down for a mini-tour of Paris Photo 2015:

  • Vik Muniz, Marilyn Monroe, NYC, May 6, 1957, 2007.
    © Vik Muniz and Edwynn Houk Gallery
    Vik Muniz, Marilyn Monroe, NYC, May 6, 1957, 2007.
  • Nigel Rolfe, The Time of Night and Fog, 1999 C-print.
    © Nigel Rolfe and Galerie Polaris
    Nigel Rolfe, The Time of Night and Fog, 1999 C-print.
  • Gilbert Garcin, Le visionnaire, 2002.
    © Gilbert Garcin and Camera Obscura
    Gilbert Garcin, Le visionnaire, 2002.
  • Massimo Vitali, Tropea Stones, 2015 C-Print.
    © Massimo Vitali and Benrubi Gallery
    Massimo Vitali, Tropea Stones, 2015 C-Print.
  • Sarker Protick, from the series, Love Me or Kill Me, 2015, archival pigment print.
    © Sarker Protick and East Wing
    Sarker Protick, from the series, Love Me or Kill Me, 2015, archival pigment print.
  • Vivian Maier, Chicago, July 1961, 1961 Gelatin silver print; printed 2015.
    © Vivian Maier: Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
    Vivian Maier, Chicago, July 1961, 1961 Gelatin silver print; printed 2015.
  • Trent Parke, Dirt swirl 77, 2010, pigment print.
    © Trent Parke and Stills Gallery
    Trent Parke, Dirt swirl 77, 2010, pigment print.
  • Zeynep Kayan, Twice, 2011
    © Zeynep Kayan and Galeri Zilberman
    Zeynep Kayan, Twice, 2011
  • Maleonn, Book of Taboo n8, 2006, Tirage photo on paper.
    © Maleonn and Magda Danysz
    Maleonn, Book of Taboo n8, 2006, Tirage photo on paper.
  • James Mollison, Playground.
    © James Mollison and Textuel
    James Mollison, Playground.

This post first appeared on HuffPost Italy and was translated into English.

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