amsterdam: unseen

© unseen

after a much-publicized launch edition last year, international photography fair unseen is back in amsterdam on sep 26-29. held on the edgy premises of westergasfabriek, the fair has a distinct focus on undiscovered photography talent and unseen work by established photographers. it aims to be a new platform of cross-pollination where different generations of photographers exhibit new work, art galleries can spot developments in the field, and last but not least, visitors and collectors are able to immerse themselves in exciting visual works. fifty leading galleries from around the planet will be present, including aperture foundation [new york], the wapping project bankside [london], kahmann gallery [amsterdam], stevenson [cape town + johannesburg] and g/p gallery [tokyo].

next to the photography fair, unseen also features artist-run initiatives that offer an even wider scope on contemporary photography, and there's the unseen book market which exclusively stocks books by independent publishers, and provides an additional platform where photographers, graphic designers, curators and basically anyone in photography and publishing can meet and mingle. a special highlight that's embedded in the event is globetrotting street photographer jr's groundbreaking inside out project that visitors allows visitors to participate in by way of a specially designed photo studio on the premises. but there's lots more to discover, click [here] to view the full program. location: westergasfabriek, klönneplein 1 [staatsliedenbuurt].

© corinne merrcadier - magnetik, from the series solo [2013] and jr / - nablus, palestine [2011]