Created by Cécile Schall in 2011 to encourage everyone to collect photography and support artists during their lifetime, fotofever returns to the Carrousel du Louvre this year for its 8th edition in Paris.
Every year since its creation in 2011, fotofever offers amateurs, collectors, artists, gallery owners and other art professionals the best of emerging contemporary photography from around the world.
In just 6 years, fotofever’s START TO COLLECT program has become the reference in the initiation of the collection of photography. This program facilitates the discovery of new talents and access to the art market.
In its role of discovery and in association with photo lab Dahinden, fotofever launches the YOUNG TALENTS FOTOFEVER PRIZE to reveal each year new young talents of photography not yet represented by a gallery.
fotofever paris 2018 in numbers...
▶ 7th edition
▶ 2 500 sqm ▶ 100 exhibitors ▶ 200 artists ▶ 2,000 artworks, from €350 to €40,000€ ▶ 12,864 visitors (+30% vs 2017) including 3,500 VIP ▶ 58% have bought or intend to buy an artwork seen at the fair ▶ 89% intend to attend the next edition
... and with a short video :
the fotofever team
Following 15 years in the fields of marketing and communication within international corporations, Cécile returns to her passion for the arts by working for 4 years alongside Will Ramsey, founder of leading contemporary art fairs such as Art Hong Kong (now Art Basel Hong Kong), Pulse and Affordable Art Fair.
Convinced that photography is the ideal medium to open the art market to a larger public, Cécile launches the contemporary photography art fair fotofever in 2011.
After seven years working with prestigious international brands in London, and studies at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Christelle joins fotofever as Marketing Director, putting an emphasis on involving partners in a long-term commitment towards contemporary photography.
French-Japanese, Yuki studied in London at the Sotheby's Institute. Prior to joining fotofever in 2015, she worked 7 years first at Christie's auction house as a specialist in the Contemporary Art department, then in a prestigious gallery specialising both in the secondary market and the promotion of contemporary artists.
In 2017, Yuki takes over fotofever's Artistic Directorship with a strong will to put forward a program focused on the French and international contemporary photographic scene.
With an engineering degree, Olivier quickly joined the world of the ephemeral scenery by building decorations for theaters, exhibitions and operas. Followed by a position at ATHEM covering facades with giant images, Olivier created his company to accompany independent organizers to build a bespoke exhibition space assisting them in all technical aspects and bringing a wealth of knowledge through his network.