Unseen: Photo Fair with a Festival Flair
Westergasfabriek BV, Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday September 19, 2012 - Sunday September 23, 2012 - Event ended.
Unseen, a photo fair with a festival flair, that will take place in Amsterdam's Westergasfabriek. A selection of 50 international galleries will present high-quality work by emerging talents and established photographers. The unique accompanying programme will include films, lectures, a book fair of indepedent publishers, evening activities and much more. Tickets can now be purchased online.
UNSEEN COLLECTION REVEALED
The Unseen Collection is a unique collection of work contributed by galleries participating in the Unseen Photo Fair, on sale for less than 1,000 euros. The collection has increased to include more than 80 works, instead of the anticipated 60. We have revealed the first works of the collection, and will continue to do so until the fair. Want to know more about collecting photography? Sign up for the photography collecting workshops at Foam on 3 and 4 September.
A COLLECTOR'S FIRST PURCHASE
We would like to introduce the first of a series of short videos featuring collectors and their first photography purchase. Under the title, A Collector's First Purchase, a number of aspiring and established collectors share their first experiences buying photographs. In the first film, Amsterdam-based strategist, James Wilkins, tells us about the personal connection he has with his first photograph, about building one's collection and tips for first-time buyers. The series will continue with more insights into the world of collecting. More videos can be found on Unseen's YouTube channel.
FASHION! PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE CAMERA WORK COLLECTION
The special exhibition that will take place during Unseen will be Fashion! Photographs from the Camera Work Collection, made possible by the Blockbusterfonds. This exhibition will give an overview of a century of fashion photography and includes work by Edward Steichen, Steven Klein and Helmut Newton. The selection of photographs from the collection of Camera Work will be exhibited in the Zuiveringshal West from 20-23 September. In addition, Unseen is giving visitors of Fashion's Night Out (13 September) the opportunity to get free tickets for the exhibition. Stay tuned for more information on our website.
DUTCH DOC PRESENTS END OF EGO
On Thursday 20 September, Dutch Doc, the independent foundation for documentary photography, will host the lecture/talkshow evening, End of Ego. At the Unseen Speakers' Corner in the MC Theater, Fred Ritchin, professor of Photography & Imaging at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and Director of Pixelpress, will discuss his latest book, Bending the Frame, on issues of media and social justice (to be released in the fall). Stay tuned for an announcement of the three international speakers who will join the discussion.
PARTICIPATE IN THE PORTFOLIO PITCH
In collaboration with Unseen, the FotografenFederatie (Dutch Photographers' Federation), will organize a portfolio evening, Portfolio Pitch. Fifteen photographers will have three minutes to pitch their portfolio to the public. The three winners, chosen by the public, will be invited to the Unseen Masters Dinner on Friday 21 September. Submit your portfolio before 1 September 2012 for a chance at securing a seat at this exclusive dinner. For more information, please visit our website.
CALL FOR PHOTOBOOK DUMMIES Unseen Photo Fair, Offprint Amsterdam and Lecturis have joined forces to launch a new award for photobook dummies, Unpublished. All photographers are invited to enter the contest. Submit your photobook before 1 September 2012 and your dummy may be among the 50-75 shortlisted entries to be exhibited at Unseen. An esteemed jury consisting of Viviane Sassen (photographer), Colette Olof (freelance curator) and Paul van Mameren (director Lecturis) will choose one of the shortlisted photobook dummies as the winner, to be printed by Lecturis. For more information about entering your photobook dummy, please visit our website.