Haute Photographie 2019 - An Unusual Art Fair Concept

Photography, Art Fairs

December 31, 2018

A boutique photography fair with the allure of a museum, Haute Photographie is a new photography fair with a concept unlike any other. Without booths and centered around a group exhibition, it seeks to push the idea of the art fair to a new level and create an experience for both the seasoned art collector as well as the young photography fans. Coming back for its fourth edition during the Rotterdam Art Week, Haute Photographie 2019 will bring together the grand masters from the history of the medium, as well as the youngest and most exciting talents working with the medium today.

This year, the Rotterdam fair will welcome new galleries among the line-up, as well as a large number of exhibitors from the previous editions. Strengthened by a fascinating educational program created in collaboration with the Nederlands Fotomuseum and a high-quality book market, Haute Photographie will offer visitors an opportunity to explore and enjoy the many facets of fine art photography at a five-day event.

Alfredo Jaar - Esteli, Nicaragua, 1978
Alfredo Jaar - Esteli, Nicaragua, 1978 © Koen Wessing / Nederlands Fotomuseum

Haute Photographie 2019 Exhibitors

Haute Photographie 2019 will bring together 13 galleries from 7 countries presenting works by 51 artists. Alongside Haute’s main exhibition, Focus Exhibitions will offer a more in-depth look at the past and future of photography. The Vintage Section will present vintage artworks from the collections of the participating galleries, bringing together extraordinary names from the history of photography. The most intriguing photography talents from the Netherlands will get a platform at the Haute Talent exhibition, powered by the annual New Dutch Photography Talent platform. This section will present works by Lisette Appeldorn, Lucas Hardonk, Nora Papp, Mere Schoneveld, Joost Termeer, and BILENBILEN.

The roster of galleries includes Gallery FIFTY ONE from Antwerp, focusing on different types of 20th- and 21st-century photography, including vintage, classic, fashion, African and contemporary; Atlas Gallery from London, specializing in classic and modern 20th-century vintage photography, photojournalism and fashion photography; Howard Greenberg Gallery from New York, renowned for its collection which acts as a living history of photography, offering genres and styles from Pictorialism to Modernism and contemporary works; Dorothee Nilson Gallery from Berlin, focusing on the new generation of photo-based art, complemented by icons.; and Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen from Amsterdam, specializing in contemporary photography, rooted in the traditional genres of landscape and portraiture.

This international photo fair will also present an engaging selection of photobooks, including Albarrán Cabrera's Remembering The Future, published by Editorial RM; Stephan Vanfleteren's Surf Tribe, published by Hannibal; and Bastiaan Woudt's Nude, published by Benrido Atelier, among others.

The List of Exhibitors

Artist Highlights at the Rotterdam Fair

Among highlights from the Vintage Section is the installation Shadows by the renowned Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar, presented by Nederlands Fotomuseum, which centers around a world-famous photograph by Dutch photographer Koen Wessing; the works of the famous Dutch photographer Sanne Sannes, presented by Kahmann Gallery; works by another famous Dutch photographer Gerard Petrus Fieret, also presented by Kahmann Gallery; and works by the German photographer Thomas Hoepker, presented by Bildhalle.

Other highlights include a selection of works by the Spanish photographer Albarrán Cabrera, presented by Bildhalle, by the Canadian photographer Christopher Anderson, presented by The Ravestijn Gallery; by the Swiss photographers Werner Bischof, presented by Bildhalle; by the Dutch photographer Paul Bellaart, presented by MAG; by the Polish photographer Bownik, presented by The Ravestijn Gallery; by the British photographer Nick Brandt, presented by Atlas Gallery; by the American photographer Langdon Clay, presented by Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen; the Italian photographer Renato D’Agostin, presented by Kahmann Gallery; by the Belgian photographer Harry Gruyaert, presented by Gallery FIFTY ONE; by the Japanese photographer Miho Kajioka, presented by IBASHO Gallery; and the Brazilian photographer Mona Kuhn, presented by The Ravestijn Gallery; among others.

The Location of Haute Photographie 2019

Practical Information

Haute Photographie 2019 will take place at the Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam from February 7th until 10th, 2019. The Grand Opening, by invitation only, will take place on February 6th, from 6 to 11 p.m.

The doors of the Rotterdam fair will be open to the public from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The price of the Day tickets will be 15€ ($17).

For more information, check out the official website of the fair.

Joost Termeer, Lisette Appeldorn in Rotterdam
Left: Joost Termeer, Haute Talent / Right: Lisette Appeldorn, Haute Talent

Langdon Clay - Rose Jeweler's Car, Ford Galaxie 500 XL (1966), Troy, NY, 1975 in Rotterdam
Langdon Clay - Rose Jeweler's Car, Ford Galaxie 500 XL (1966), Troy, NY, 1975. Archival Inkjet Print, 60 x 80 cm. Courtesy of Wouter van Leeuwen

Albarran Cabrera - Mouth of Krishna no. 783, 2018 in Rotterdam
Albarran Cabrera - Mouth of Krishna no. 783, 2018. Pigments on Gampi Paper and gold leaf, 17 x 24 cm. Courtesy of Bildhalle

Mona Kuhn - Grand Falls, 2013
Mona Kuhn - Grand Falls, 2013 © Mona Kuhn. Courtesy of The Ravestijn Gallery

Featured image: Harry Gruyaert - France, Fort-Mahon, 1991. Archival pigment print, printed later, 24 x 36 cm. Courtesy FIFTY ONE Gallery. All images courtesy of Haute Photographie.