© Unseen / Photography: Arjen Veldt – One of Unseen’s industrial venues 

After dodging last year’s unprecedented trials and tribulations, the international photography fair Unseen returns to the industrial grounds of Amsterdam‘s Westergasfabriek for a brand new edition. Held on Sep 17-19 at the circular Gashouder building, the fair is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on the newest developments in contemporary photography, rallying 64 leading galleries from across Europe, U.S.A. and Japan, and all bring their finest crop to the Dutch capital. Curated by Marcel Feil, former artistic director of foam, this year’s edition will see the introduction of Unbound, a unique and separate section of the fair which focuses on ground-breaking, multidisciplinary photographic projects, often with monumental dimensions. Presented at the Transformatorhuis, another industrial building on the expansive site, 14 artists present works which exceed the usual dimensions of photography. This year’s theme Filling the Cracks references man’s obligatory reboot of its relationship with nature, and of course, its consumption pattern.

Westergasfabriek, Klönneplein (Staatsliedenbuurt)
1014DD Amsterdam

© Unseen / Wanda Tuerlinkx – Repliee S1, Toshihiro Komatsu – Blue Room, and Yushi Li & Vasli Souza – The Feast (top to bottom)