Paris Photo: photography through its constant transformation
Contemporary Art | Paris Photo, the first international fair dedicated to photography, celebrates its 20th edition in 2016. Since 1997 the fair has, each year, defined the contours of a versatile artistic field, showing its constant boundary-breaking transformations. In this sense, Paris Photo offers an understanding of the new dimensions involving the art of “writing with light”- the etymological meaning of photography.
Artists constantly redefine the art of photography by using analog techniques, which are disappearing (daguerreotype, ambrotype, gum bichromate…), alongside contemporary digital techniques, which play with stillness and movement. Because photography is gaining a central place in artistic processes, irrespective of the medium, its technical evolution is leading to the transformation of traditional techniques in the fine arts more broadly.
Photography and painting, a continuous back and forth
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