Where At Paris Photo is Syb Smith?

If it’s November then J. Sybylla Smith must be in Paris for the 23rd Paris Photo International Art Fair that officially began on November 7th.
Paris Photo has secured a reputation for being the leading international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium. Juried for the pertinence of their projects and their artistic diversity 190 exhibitors from 31 countries are participating. Host to an array of art book dealers the fair hosts and announces the Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Awards. An exceptional speaker platform runs concurrently with daily cinema and radio programs.

Sybylla is keeping us posted as she makes her way through the streets and galleries of Paris. You can see updates and more photos on Facebook and Instagram, along with more Paris Photo info on Twitter.

And be sure to mark your calendar for the Paris Photo Review with Sybylla on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Merci.

November 10, 2019

The Aperture/Paris Photo award winners and a view of Radius books booth.





More photos from Paris Photo via Sybylla’s Instagram Stories

November 9, 2019

In this Facebook Live video Sybylla tells us where she’s been at Paris Photo so far today. She attended the talk “Learning to see the invisible” that focused on gender parity in the arts. Specifically “the numbers, call out discriminations and work for the visibility of women photographers.” You can see more about the program she attended here. And, watch a video from the presentation. Sybylla will be talking about this in more detail at her December 5th talk at the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Sybylla was then off to the metro to travel to photographer, Arno Rafael Minkkinen’s, book signing.



November 8, 2019

More Facebook Live from Paris Photo with Sybylla as our guide:

In this video we walk with Sybylla to Polycopies bookseller and cafe; witness beautiful purple light, changing sky and reflections off of the Grand Palais. Sybylla encourages us to check-out the Julian Sander Gallery. Talks about her article in Zeke Magazine about Laia Abril’s book On Abortion, A History of Misogyny, and continues to inspire her viewers and readers!



Treasures found today in Curiousa section:

November 7, 2019

Guided group tour beginnings – we prepared 4 hours together – despite coming from different states and countries. Very ready to roll!


Facebook Live!

As promised, Sybylla was live on Facebook today showing us around Paris and the wonders at Paris Photo.


November 6, 2019

Exciting news! Join Sybylla on Facebook Live
for a walk through Paris Photo on Thursday, November 7th am.

November 5, 2019

Attended the annual underground exhibit hosted by geste.paris which features 20+ artists riffing on the theme, The Truth in Disguise, last evening.
Held in a private residence the hosts combine their collection alongside a curated selection. The intention is to initiate a conversation between images while stimulating dialog among viewers. Loved the installation by Laia Abril – a memorable encounter I shared with the fierce and lovely Frances Jakubek
A wonderful way to intimately engage with work and exchange ideas.
Tres Parisian!

The Mariwai Project in collaboration with Shiva Lynn Burgos

November 4, 2019


At La Marais.

Haven’t even gotten my bag – and met with a hall of William Klein. Sweet!
Merci Polka Gallery.


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