In pictures: Photofairs Shanghai
A selection of the work at Asia's premier annual fine art photography fair
This year's Photofairs Shanghai features 50 international galleries showing works by artists including Elliott Erwitt, Martin Parr, Daido Moriyama, Herb Ritts and Antonie Rose, who created this image titled Spiagge Bianche Study 2, Tuscany.
The fair offers the opportunity for international collectors to explore works by emerging, established and internationally renowned artists. (Martin Parr, Ireland, Galway Race, 1997, courtesy of Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong)
Fashion photography continue to be a strong theme at the fair with work by 19th Century pioneers such as Norman Parkinson. (Audrey Hepburn, courtesy of Augusta Edwards Fine Art, London, Norman Parkinson Ltd)
Elliott Erwitt/MAGNUM PHOTOS
Work by photojournalists such as William Klein and Elliott Erwitt also features. (Elliott Erwitt, New York City, 1955)
Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos
Award-winning American photojournalist Steve McCurry has travelled the world, embedding himself in the daily lives of his subjects. He says: “If you want to get close to people, get close to the culture, you really have to break down that separation between you and them.”
Robert Capa/ International Cen
Robert Capa's work costs from £1,000 or so for a relatively recent print to many times that for a vintage one. (Robert Capa, Longchamp Racecourse, Paris, 1952)
This year's programme of talks and discussion platforms includes Insight, which takes a look at new approaches to traditional photography techniques and perceptions of the medium. (Denis Darzacq, Sans titre, no12, 2006, courtesy of O'Ngallery, Beijing.)
For several years, Eric Pillot has been photographing animals, including many endangered species. He says: "Through my photography, I try to portray them in their beauty, and, in a way, to get closer to them."
The late Chinese photographer Fan Ho was a master of street photography. His geometric images of 1950s Hong Kong are perhaps his most celebrated.
Photofairs Shanghai runs September 9-11 at Shanghai Exhibition Center. (Ouka Leele, Escuela de Ro)