Paris Photo 2014 - Art Collector

Trent Parke, No 376 Candid portrait of a boy on a street corner, Adelaide, 2013, from The Camera is God (street portrait series). Pigment print 80 x 60cm, edition of 2 + 2AP. Courtesy: the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney

Paris Photo, the premier international art fair for photographic works, opens 13 November 2014 in Paris' historical Grand Palais.

Running for three days until 16 November, the fair will host 169 galleries and art book dealers. Two Australian galleries will be attending this year’s fair: Sydney’s Stills Gallery and Melbourne’s Torlano Galleries.

Stills Gallery, who specialise in visual artists working in photography, are showing a solo exhibition by Adelaide-based photographer Trent Parke. The show includes key works from his latest series The Camera Is God (Street Portrait Series). This body of work premiered in 2014 at the Adelaide Biennial Dark Heart.

Stills Gallery notes that Parke’s work expands on expectations of street photography and portraiture. “The anonymous images of people on street corners hum with an unprecedented sense of human spirit. The subjects emerge from the film’s grain, as if distilled to their very essence.”

Tolarno Galleries are attending the fair with an exhibition by Bill Henson. Art critic John McDonald recently wrote on Henson’s works, observing how they “have the beauty of Old Master paintings or antique statuary, but depict beings of flesh and blood... They touch parts of the psyche we might prefer to avoid, stripping away the social self, leaving us as defenceless as a snail without its shell.”

here for more information on Paris Photo 2014.

Emily Cones-Browne

Back to
art news >

Share this page: