fotofever's team, exhibitors and partners would like to thank you for visiting the fair!

13,000 visitors including 4,500 VIP attended fotofever paris 2019 at the Carrousel du Louvre during these 4 days dedicated to discovering and collecting contemporary photography

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A world tour of contemporary photography

For its 8th edition, fotofever welcomed galleries from 20 different countries. Coming from Europe, America and Asia, they presented the latest landscape of contemporary photography with 200 emerging artists, including over 40 solo shows notably in the dedicated section The Hive.
An opportunity to connect with galleries with an exciting artistic program.

2019 exhibitors list

Women artists in the spotlight

©Julie Lagier, Narsismik. Courtesy Galerie Olivier Barriol (France)

“In the art world as elsewhere, women are underrepresented: they are less exhibited, less published and their artworks are sold at a lesser price.

This year, we have worked to increase the representation of women artists in our own programming: with 92 women artists out of 184 artists presented, fotofever is undoubtedly the first contemporary art fair to achieve this objective!”

Cécile Schall, fotofever founding director

Focus on France

© Anaëlle Cathala, Neon Lights, 2019, Courtesy Galerie ALB (France)

Did you know? 1839 is the official date of birth of the photography and it happened in France !

For the 180th anniversary of the invention of photography, fotofever unveiled the boldness and creativity of the French scene.
Nearly 60 French galleries and publishers have responded to our call to celebrate this unique edition of fotofever with a themed itinerary and talk, as well as a dedicated exhibition at the entrance of the fair…


Start to Collect

©Nicolas Baghir, 2019. Unique print, 450€. Courtesy Galerie XII (France)

fotofever is the place to buy your first artwork, following our Start to Collect initiation program to collecting:

■ all prices displayed
■ selection of artworks < €1,000
■ free talks and guided tours
■ tips from art collectors
■ previewing artworks at home


A selection of photo publishers

© Jérémie Lenoir, Salt Lake, 2017. Courtesy Éditions Light Motiv (France)

Because publishing is an intrinsic part of photography and numerous collectors have started with the purchase of photographic books, fotofever welcomed a selection of French and international publishers presenting a wide array of books.

For the first time, the Parisian bookseller La Comète was present with a pop up bookstore with publications highlighting the French scene, women photographers and the history of photography.

The Collector's Apartment

© Decod. Artworks of Anaëlle Cathala (Galerie ALB), David Tatin (L'Angle) et Marjolaine Vuarnesson (Galerie Rastoll). Furniture: Roche Bobois

the Collector's Apartment, a flagship initiative of fotofever located at the entrance of the fair, showcases a selection of photographs designed by Yuki Baumgarten, artistic director of fotofever.

The space is scenographed around 6 themes: France, Women, Nature, Architecture, Time and the 2019 winners of the fotofever prize.

The whole apartment is furnished in collaboration with our partner Roche Bobois.


3 photo prizes

© Julia Amarger, Ceci est un secret, 2015.
Laureate of the fotofever prize with dahinden #2


The 2019 winners - Rose Lecat, Julia Amarger and Alain Polo Nzuzi - was exhibited for the first time at fotofever paris 2019, in a dedicated section of the Collector's Apartment.

fotofever is also associated to the Prix L'Obs pour Les Femmes s'exposent, whose 2019 winner Andrea Olga Mantovani was exhibited at the fair.

Finally, fotofever created for Eberhard & Co, a Swiss watchmaking manufucture, the Eberhard Award around the theme of Time. The prize that is exclusively intended for artists whose works are exhibited at the 8th edition of fotofever.