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Visiting the French capital during <a href="">Paris Photo</a> (10 - 13 November 2016)? Here is the top pick of events and exhibits you shouldn't miss according to Foam's curators.

    The 35 selected books for the Photobook Award 2016, in 3 categories © Yi Huang

    The 35 best photobooks of 2016 have been selected by a professional jury for the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation Photobook Award. This selection of books will be honoured with exhibitions at Paris Photo and later in New York. The winners of the three awards (First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year) are announced on 11 November at Paris Photo. Peter Puklus and Sara-Lena Maierhofer are among the nominees.

    > See the full list of nominees


    © Paris Photo

    The Platform is the place to learn something new at Paris Photo: a four-day programme of live talks, discussions and interviews on four different subjects around photography. This year, the themes are: collecting photography; the influence of Provoke magazine (1968-1970) on photography; digital photographic techniques; and the use of vernacular photography in cinema. 

    > View the full Platform programme


    Chauvet — Pont d’Arc: L’inappropriable, 2016 © Raphaël Dallaporta, courtesy of the artist and Jean-Kenta Gauthier gallery

    Raphaël Dallaporta (Foam Paul Huf Award 2011) has been given carte blanche at Gare du Nord, and has used this to reproduce the interior of the famous Chauvet Cave on the walls of the train station. He tilts the viewers' perception by creating an imbalance, in a metaphor of the world’s movements, of the rotation of the Earth and planets. The artist will also be doing a book signing at the Paris Photo book market on Thursday evening.

    > Read more about the exhibition


    Photography extracted from the book For a Language to Come (Kitarubeki kotoba no tame ni), 1970 © Takuma Nakahira / private collection

    During Paris Photo, Le Bal is showing an exhibition dedicated to the famous Japanese magazine Provoke, which greatly influenced the history of photography. Interested in Provoke? Foam Paul Huf Award winner Daisuke Yokota will talk about the influence of Provoke Magazine on contemporary Japanese photography at The Platform on Thursday evening

    > Read more about the Le Bal exhibition

  5. VIVRE !! 

    Whirlwind, 2003 © Ryan McGinley

    During Paris Photo, you can visit the exhibition Vivre !! at the National Museum for the History of Immigration, with photographs from the collection of Agnès B. All of the works tell the stories of immigrants, people who came from 'elsewhere'. The exhibition was curated by the director of Rencontres d'Arles, Sam Stourdzé.  

    > Read more about Vivre !!

Several of this year's Foam Talents will also be represented at ParisPhoto by their respective galleries: Sofia Ayarzagoitia, Sam Contis, Andrea Grützner and Samuel Gratacap's work will all be on view. Foam Magazine will also have its own booth at the fair (number Presse A.21).

Image: Sans titre, from the series Empire, 2015 © Samuel Gratacap / Courtesy of Galerie Les filles du calvaire

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