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Guest of honor Rossy De Palma for the 25th anniversary edition of Paris Photo

November 10–13, 2022

Opening (by invitation): November 9
Ticket sales open: October 1

Rossy de Palma, an actress and multidisciplinary artist, is a special guest at Paris Photo’s 25th anniversary edition. Rossy de Palma, a model and muse for numerous photographers as well as a devoted photographer herself, has chosen a collection of 25 pieces of art that guests can find throughout the galleries’ booths. An opportunity for visitors to explore Rossy de Palma’s visual world and for her to share her personal favorites.

Rossy de Palma
Rossy De Palma, an emblematic actress of Spanish cinema, was revealed to the general public by Pedro Almodovar in 1986 in The Law of Desire; with him she starred in Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown (1988), Tie me up! (1989), Kika (1993), The Flower of my Secret (1995), Broken Embraces (2009), Julietta (2016), Madres Paralelas (2021)… Her film career became international in 1990, under the direction of Robert Altman Prêt à Porter (1994), Mike Figgis The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999), Karim Dridi Foul Play (1998), Patrice Leconte Do Not Disturb (2014), Mehdi Charef Graziella (2015), Amanda Sthers Madame (2017), Terry Gillian The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) or more recently Benjamin Millepied Carmen (2022).

Rossy de Palma is a multifaceted artist and fashion muse whose rebellious yet adorable attitude has captivated numerous international designers in Haute Couture, Music, Photography, and the Arts. She is a well-known performer on prestigious opera and theater venues from New York to Paris.

Rossy De Palma, a devoted supporter of the Cannes Film Festival, served as President of the Caméra d’Or in 2022 and a member of the Official Jury in 2015 under the leadership of Joel and Ethan Cohen.

Renowned photographers who frequently exhibit at Paris Photo, such Alberto Garcia Alix, Pierre & Gilles, Richard Avedon, Roxane Lowit, Ouka Leele, and of course Gorka Postigo, have been influenced by Rossy de Palma for this year’s edition.

Portrait by Gorka Postigo—photographer

The 2018 image by Spanish photographer Gorka Postigo for the Spanish edition of Vogue was picked by the Paris Photo team at Rossy de Palma’s suggestion, illustrative of this unique teamwork. Gorka Postigo pursued his architectural studies in Milan and Madrid. He concentrated on photography after his early years, particularly fashion and documentary photography. His portraits, which are evolving in a realm of romance and oddity, flirt with fantasy, beauty, art history, and a hint of absurdity. Gorka’s images are aesthetically arresting and amusing, and they are both cinematic and graphic.

Paris Photo

The largest worldwide photography trade show, Paris Photo, takes place in the city’s center each November. The show has promoted the work of gallery owners, publishers, and artists for 25 years, helping to advance and encourage photography production. The 183 exhibitors from 31 nations are participating in the 25th edition of Paris Photo, which is divided into three areas. 134 galleries from 29 countries are represented in the main sector, together with 14 new participants. With 11 new exhibitors, the Curiosa sector, which is devoted to up-and-coming artists, brings together 16 galleries from nine different countries. The book sector, which offers artist signing sessions, brings together 34 publishers and specialized book dealers from nine different countries, including four new partners. Visitors are provided with a schedule of talks, exhibits, and prizes that enables them to advance their understanding of the medium.

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