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First FOCUS Photography Event

On November 9-14, 2014, the first FOCUS devoted to photography invited professionals from all over the world to discover the French artistic scene.
From November 9-14, 2014, on the occasion of the 17th Photography Month in Paris and Paris Photo, the first FOCUS on Photography invited ten international exhibit commissioners selected among the promising personalities of consumer and emerging countries, to discover the French artistic scene.
On the FOCUS program were visits of venues dedicated to photography (museums, art centers, foundations, galleries) as well as encounters with artists and commissioners.

Highlighting professionals invitations

  • Paris Photo, November 13-16, 2014 at the Grand Palais; the day devoted to professionals, on November 12, welcomed FOCUS guests.
  • Photographic Center of Greater Paris, Pontault-Combault
  • Jeu de Paume Museum
  • Espace Khiasma
  • Churches, centers of contemporary art
  • Georges Pompidou Center
  • Frac Ile de France Le Plateau

 The FOCUS guests

  • Margit Zuckriegl, Managing Director, Photography and Media collection, Salzburg
Museum Der Moderne (Austria)
  • Eduardo Monteiro, photographer, independent Curator, coeditor « Atual », Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Wang Huangsheng, Director, Central Academy of Fine Arts /CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (China)
  • Sabine Lee, Curator, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art / MMCA, Seoul (South Korea)
  • Kristine Kern, Director /Fotografisk Center, Copenhague (Danemark)
  • Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Curator of Exhibitions, UCR ARTSblock’s California Museum of Photography, Riverside (United States)
  • Ángel Luis González, Director, PhotoIreland, Dublin (Irland)
  • Atsuo Yasuda, Deputy Director/ Curator, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Japan)
  • Takahiro Ito, Assistant Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (Japan)
  • Steven Cairns, Associate Curator, Artists' Film and Moving Image, Institute of contemporary Arts, London (United Kingdom)
Event initiated by the Institut français, with the support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, FOCUS is a tool for presenting different French artistic scenes in an effort to assist foreign professionals.

Photograph: Echappées belles, exhibit of the works of the 2014 graduates from ENSP Arles, at the Palais de l'Archevêché, June 6-9, 2014.
  •   Photography Focus Guests 2014