Unseen Photo Fair 2014Fairs / Amsterdam
September 18-21, Various
After two very successful editions, the Unseen Photo Fair returns to Amsterdam, offering an inspiring look at the world of contemporary photography through lectures, interactive workshops and the presence of over 50 international galleries!
A journey through images at Unseen
Although a new initiative, the strength of Unseen is in its diversity of artists and the down-to-earth approach to the idea of the contemporary photography fair.
Check all pretensions at the door and let organisers Foam, Platform A and Vandejong whisk you away on a journey through the latest developments in the world of photography.
The adventure begins with the beating heart of the event: the more than 50 galleries and over 160 photographers displaying their work around the Westergasfabriek. Enjoy admiring the images and chatting with gallery representatives and artists hailing from as near as France to as far as Japan!
With more than 30 premiers, inlcluding those by Gallery Taik Persons, Maurice van Es and JH Engström, the chance is high that you'll stumble upon something new that even the most die-hard of photo fans has never seen before.
On your stroll through the grounds, don't miss the chance to stop by the Unseen Collection where outstanding works are available for purchase with prices all below 1.000 euros.
After all that browsing, you'll surely be ready for some nourishment. That's where the Unseen Living Room, with its comfy couches, cosy atmosphere and great company, comes to the rescue!
UNSEEN Photo Fair
UNSEEN Photo Fair
Thumb: Sohei Nishino © Rachel Sato-Banks
Discussions at Unseen
Where Unseen really thrives is in the lecture and discussion programme featuring contemplative dialogues on pressing issues in the world of photography both past and present.
› September 18. Photographers Lorenzo Vitturi, Daniel Gordon and Kate Steciw take centre stage to offer insight on what's happening in the world of Japanese photography.
› September 19. Two separate discussions titled Under Construction and Research: The photograph as a Document will see renowned photographers, curators and academics talking about the transition occurring in which the nature and value of the photographic image are rapidly evolving.
› September 20. Enjoy Emerging Platforms in which initiatives, organisations and individuals will be pondering the new ways in which photography is presented with a special focus on the booming scenes of Zurich and Cluj.
› September 21. End the weekend with Lunch Bytes, where professionals will discuss how the abundance of imagery that is produced has changed artistic practices as they relate to photography.