"An Excellent Year": 14th Edition of Paris Photo Turned the Spotlight on Central Europe


PARIS.- Paris Photo 2010: the best edition in 14 years “An excellent year,” “splendid 14th edition,” “one of the best editions ever seen.” These were some of the headlines in the press hailing the success of the 14th edition of Paris Photo which closed on Sunday 21st November. The 14th edition of Paris Photo turned the spotlight on central Europe – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia – and included 106 exhibitors from 25 countries. Some 38,000 visitors came to the fair, compared to 40,150 in 2009, a slight decrease in number owing to the fact that there was no late night opening this year. Sales took off Transactions went at a sustained pace and most exhibitors reported a better volume of sales compared to 2009. Some achieved results that were described as “exceptional,” “astonishing,” “miraculous,” by the gallery owners themselv