Paris Photo 2016 at the Grand Palais!
November 14, 2016
Hello blog world!
Last Thursday, I attended Paris Photo, aka a photographer’s dream come true. It’s a huge exhibition of that happens in the Grand Palais. I’d been looking forward to it since a professor who knew I was going to Paris told me about it in the spring. Paris Photo didn’t disappoint: tons of booths displaying the latest and most legendary works, incredible collaborations, and beautiful prints. It’s a place not just for art, but for ideas and politics and hope to be on display as well. Thousands of people come to wander through the endless aisles in the Grand Palais, to look at and discuss incredible work. I left so inspired!!
I bought a photo book called Foreigner by the John Radcliffe Studio. Check it out here, truly incredible work. I took some photos of it towards the bottom of the post. It’s effectively an atlas of the refugee crisis in Europe. It comes wrapped in a metallic survival blanket, like those refugees and migrants receive after getting off the boats when they arrive. Foreigner is a finalist in the Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards.