Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam

As the title suggests, Unseen, is a celebration of international contemporary photography, showcasing work from new and established photographers. Starting in less than a week at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek the show runs from the September 19th to the 23rd.

Although based in the Netherlands, Unseen is a compilation of photographs from 50 major galleries from across the world. Including cities as diverse as Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Paris, Berlin and Helsinki the exhibition will feature an eclectic mixture of artists, making Unseen the first truely international photo fair in the Netherlands.

Unseen aims to uncover the latest developments in the world of contemporary photography, offering a source of inspiration for an international audience interested in discovering groundbreaking artists.

Alongside the fair, there will be a variety of events scheduled, covering all aspects of photography, including: a collection of fashion photography with artists such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, P. Horst, Horst, Man Ray, Lindbergh and others, the MC Theatre will be hosting daily interviews, discussions and forums drawing attention to members of the international photography community, such as Simon Baker and James Reid, while Cinema Het Ketelhuis offers a new programme of films, made by or about famous photographers. Once the sun has gone down there will also be after parties on Thursday and Friday hosting Vic Crezée, Eke Evi and Beesmunt Soundsystem.

Unseen Photo Fair, 19th September until 23rd September, at Westergasfabriek, BV Polonceaukad,e 27 1014 DA Amsterdam, www.unseen.com


1. Christophe Guye, Ina Jang 2008, courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie
2. Katsumi Omori, Wouter van Leeuwen 2011, courtesy Katsumi Omori
3. Jiang Zhi, 2011, courtesy m97 Gallery
4. Martin Asbaeck, Trine Sondergaard 2008- 2011, courtesy Martin Asbaeck Gallery
5. Koos Breukel and Roy Villevoye 2011, courtesy Motive Gallery and Van Zoetendaal
6. Hiromi Kakimoto, courtesy The Third Gallery Aya