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Paris Photo 2021


Paris Photo 2021

DANIEL BLAU is pleased to present four special exhibitions at Paris Photo 2021, covering three centuries of photographic history.
 


Louis Alphonse Poitevin
Dating back to the middle of the nineteenth century, our earliest items were created by photographic pioneer Louis Alphonse Poitevin, a man whose life’s work enriched both the artistic and the technological development of the young art form. Through years of chemical experimentation he devised a procedure allowing him to print and distribute his images in mass‑market books. Having grasped the potential of photographic images as a form of mass media at a very early stage in the history of photography, Poitevin finds himself spoken of today alongside his colleagues Daguerre and Niépce, one of the “troisième homme de la photographie”.
 
The outstanding examples of his work that Daniel Blau is presenting at Paris Photo are noteworthy for their technical mastery within their historical context, their remarkable attention to detail, and their pure artistic value.
A catalogue of Alphonse Poitevin’s works is being published to accompany this exhibition.
 
Louis Alphonse Poitevin (1819-1882) "Self-Portrait of Alphonse Poitevin", 1855 - c. 1860 pigment process with dichromated albumen or gelatin 14,1 x 11,2 cm
Louis Alphonse Poitevin (1819-1882),”Self-Portrait of Alphonse Poitevin”, 1855 – c. 1860, pigment process with dichromated albumen or gelatin, 14,1 x 11,2 cm
NASA
A group of rare color and black and white silver gelatin prints from the NASA space missions Voyager, Mariner and Surveyor from the 1960s and ‘70s comprises our second exhibition for this year. Visitors familiar with our programme will be excited to fi nd an impressive new set of extraterrestrial images, formerly part of the collection of David Hasdell, presented now to the public at Paris Photo 2021.
NASA · Surveyor III “Solar Eclipse Viewed from Moon”, April 24, 1967, silver gelatin print, 19,2 (20,3) × 25,1 (26,0) cm, ©NASA, courtesy Daniel Blau, Munich
NASA · Surveyor III, “Solar Eclipse Viewed from Moon”, April 24, 1967, silver gelatin print, 19,2 (20,3) × 25,1 (26,0) cm, ©NASA,courtesy Daniel Blau, Munich
X-Ray Japan 1945
The third exhibition we will be presenting at Paris Photo 2021 is a collection of rare photographs focusing on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. These images speak to one of the most devastating military decisions in history, from both a Japanese and an American perspective. Yosuke Yamahata’s photographs of August 9, 1945
offer us a unique fi rsthand insight into a city’s total destruction, and the fate of the men and women who lived through it. This exhibition is also being accompanied by a publication.
“Nagasaki After the Bomb 1945”, 1945, two silver gelatin prints on fibre paper, collaged together, 10,7 x 28,9 cm
Torahiko Ogawa (attr.), “Nagasaki After the Bomb 1945”, 1945, two silver gelatin prints on fibre paper, collaged together, 10,7 x 28,9 cm, ©Torahiko Ogawa (attr.), courtesy Daniel Blau, Munich
Sofia Valiente

A true highlight of our offerings this year is twin set of contemporary photographs from Blau Gallery’s own Sofia Valiente, the winner of Daniel Blau’s young photographers 5 Under 30 competition in 2015. Her projects “Miracle Village” and “Foreverglades” are accompanied by photo books available at our booth. For “Miracle Village,” the artist lived among registered sex offenders in a rural Florida community. Her report from that time includes photographs
and handwritten testimonies from the residents. “Foreverglades” brings stories from the Florida Everglades and the state’s pioneer past to new light. Sofia’s work has been featured in publications including Time, The Guardian, El Mundo, Vice and American Photo Magazine, and has been exhibited in London, New York and Paris. In 2015, she received the World Press Photo award for “Miracle Village” (1st prize, portraits, stories), the South Florida Cultural Consortium Artist Fellowship, and Burn Magazine’s Young Talent Award. “Miracle Village” and “Foreverglades” are also accompanied by a booklet.

Sofia Valiente Custard Apple Forest 2019
Sofia “Valiente Custard Apple Forest“, 2019, ©Sofia Valiente, courtesy Daniel Blau, Munich
 
 

NEW LOCATION !!

 

PARIS PHOTO
Grand Palais Ephemere
Champs de Mars
75007 Paris

 
Fair Dates:
Vernissage:
Wednesday,
November 10, 2021
11 pm – 9 pm
 
Public Opening:
Thursday,
November 11 – 14, 2021
 
Opening Hours:
Daily: 12 am to 8 pm