The Bièvres International Photofair has been organised for the past 52 years by the Paris Val-de-Bièvres Photoclub with the support of the municipal authorities of Bièvres. It all began in 1964 with the artists’ market. Then, in the 1970s, the secondhand and antiques market was added and the fair acquired an international reputation. Eight years ago the Rencontres de Bièvres forum was created and in 2010 the VIE area (travel, printing and publishing) was added.
Over the course of a weekend and on a four acre space in the centre of the town of Bièvres, in a peaceful countryside environment, all aspects of photography past and present are brought together. Although the fair remains attached to its fundamentals: the secondhand and antiques market and the artists’ market, it has opened up to new technologies and now showcases upcoming young talent as well. With its markets, exhibitions, workshops and lectures, the fair is a place for meeting and exchanging everything photographic. In 2015 it welcomed more than 10,000 visitors.
What's new in 2016? The creation of an alternative processes space within a completely revamped travel, printing and publishing (VIE) area.
Every year the town of Bièvres invites a renowned photographer to exhibit during the fair. This year it will be Claude and John Batho. Claude’s photographs and intimate landscapes in black and white will be on display at the Grange aux fraises, while John’s colourful large scale photos of parasols on the beach at Deauville will be shown at the Maison des photographes et de l’image.
The fair will be held as usual. The fair grounds are remote and well above the river: neither flood, nor dust! Gas is again available. We are ready and waiting for you! Exhibitors will be there.
www.abcdtrains.com forecast for Transilien by station or 08 05 70 08 05. The Fair is also accessible by car, all the roads are passable. On Sunday, a load shedding parking is open at PSA Citroën ZA Villacoublay, 5 Gisy road . Shuttles are handled every 1/4 hour, from 7: 30 pm (starting Parking PSA) to 19 pm (starting Bièvres).
We are waiting on the Fair.