© Robert Zhao Renhui, Things from the Heat 3, 2024. Courtesy of ShanghART Gallery (Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore)

PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, the contemporary art fair for photography, announces today its gallery and exhibitor line-up, alongside programming highlights for its forthcoming ninth edition, including a collaborative showcase with PHOTOFAIRS New York.

Reaffirming its position as Asia Pacific’s leading fair dedicated to photo-based and digital artworks, the forthcoming edition of PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai welcomes 46 exhibitors, comprising local and international galleries, leading arts organizations, and esteemed cultural partners. Showcasing the work of more than 150 artists, from well-established figures to emerging talents, PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai continues to be the meeting point for photography in China, convening a highly-curated selection of exhibitors from Asia Pacific and beyond.


© XU Haifeng, Shanghai, 1990s. Courtesy of the artist and RUIPIN Gallery(Shanghai)

For this year’s edition, we have gathered a remarkable lineup of participating exhibitors, including established galleries from China and abroad such as ShanghART Gallery, Galleria Continua, Three Shadows + 3 Gallery, ATLAS Gallery, Matthew Liu Fine Arts, UP Gallery, M Art Center, Galerie Bacqueville, see+ Gallery, X Contemporary Art, as well as exceptional emerging galleries like Gaotai Gallery, MICK Galerie and RUIPIN Gallery. The roster includes internationally celebrated photography artists, such as Jerry Uelsmann, Bernard Faucon, Candida Höfer, Nobuyoshi Araki, Eikoh Hosoe, Imogen Cunningham, as well as other leading names in the industry, such as Robert Zhao Renhui, Valery Katsuba, Vik Muniz, Yang Yongliang, Luo Dan, Lu Yanpeng, Thomas Devaux, Hailun Ma, Guanyu Xu, Stanley Fung, Maleonn, and Anastasia Samoylova.


© Honey Long and Prue Stent, Anthroplura, 2023. Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery (Los Angeles)

For this year’s Insights sector, entitled Softness, four galleries from the United States are brought together by PHOTOFAIRS New York Director Helen Toomer to present innovative and multidisciplinary works united by themes of malleability and softness. 

Participating exhibitors are: bitforms gallery, Chela Mitchell Gallery, Elijah Wheat Showroom, and Fahey/Klein Gallery.

We are delighted to welcome back four leading cultural organizations that have contributed to the development of photographic art to its dedicated Culture Spaces sector. They are Fotografiska, Miguel de Cervantes Library, Shanghai Doland Museum of Modern Art, and Swatch Art Peace Hotel.

© Cooper & Gorfer, Satoko Back, 2023. Courtesy of Fotografiska (Stockholm / New York / Berlin / Tallinn / Shanghai)
© Daido Moriyama, Untitled. Courtesy of SIGMA.

Returning to the fair this year, the Connected sector provides a platform for globally recognized brands to showcase the impact of photography on ventures beyond art, including fashion and luxury. This year’s exhibitors include valued fair partners SIGMA, Kweichow Moutai, Tmall Luxury, Hahnemühle, DUXIANA, etc.