2018 Applications | PHOTOFAIRS

2018 Applications

"San Francisco is widely acknowledged as one of the leading cities in the world for collecting and viewing photography. Now it also has an international fair dedicated exclusively to the best in contemporary photography."

 Edwynn Houk (Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zurich)

The second edition of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco will return to Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason on the new date of February 22-25, 2018. This move ensures that PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco sits more comfortably in the West Coast arts calendar allowing for greater participation from collectors, curators, galleries and enthusiasts.

We are delighted to invite you to submit a proposal for the second edition of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco; the Pacific Rim's leading international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium.  The fair's international focus and boutique curation will bring together vintage and blue-chip works alongside cutting-edge contemporary photography and moving image, creating an excellent environment in which to discover and collect new works of art. 

Offering international galleries a contemporary art fair dedicated to photography and moving image in a city with a strong affinity and history to the medium, PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco is a distinct platform. Together with its sister fair in Shanghai, PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco is a key date in the art fair calendar for those wishing to establish and extend their network across the US and Asia Pacific. 

Since its launch in 2017, PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco has positioned itself as a cutting-edge addition to the West Coast scene bringing together a select group of 34 galleries from 14 countries and across 22 cities (see the full list of galleries here).

"For me, the success of the fair is a sign of real understanding and appreciation of the photographic arts.  We felt the fair was extremely successful [and] We see great promise for the fair moving forward!"

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (New York)

The PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco Application Form is available to download hereexhibiting information pack here. Further information on rates can be found here. For all inquiries please contact: application@worldphoto.org.

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Features cutting-edge presentations of modern and contemporary photography presented by leading international galleries. This sector is open to galleries who show an international program of artists and wish to present solo or group artist exhibitions. Stand rates start at 500USD per sqm, see here for full rates.


Spotlights international galleries who have never exhibited at an art fair in the USA before. This sector celebrates the international ethos of PHOTOFAIRS and welcomes solo or dual artist presentations. Platform offers galleries a 25sqm/269sqft for a set 8,000USD, see here for full rates.