Paris Photo 2011 : The Empty Quarter (United Arab Emirates)
The Empty Quarter Fine Art Photography Gallery’s mission is to salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, to discover emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Through a variety of international programs and exhibitions, The Empty Quarter will continue to discover new talent and create avenues through which to reward photographers, as well as nurture and promote contemporary work of photography, highlighting talents of the region as well as accomplished international artists.
What is your point of view on the financial side of the photographic market today ?
The question seems to be a bit harder to address, just like anything, there is a supply and demand, and depend what is it that you are offering, you are either simply a merchant of Art dealing, buying and reselling, as some very specific items, if you work say in vintage prints, then there are some serious sellers and very serious buyer for something very particular, so in here the dynamics are very different, what you have and what buyers are looking for, like for us in the gulf region, there is a lot of demand but there are lack of resources for rare material, as opposed to other markets where there are plenty of material but the demand does not match the product potential buyers. For a contemporary fine Art Photography, also the same applies,the pool of Photographers is so large and and so vast, you can choose so much, but there fewer very fine Art Photographers today who have a unique visual language and content that goes with it, which makes it harder and harder and more challenging.
Raphaël Dallaporta, Florian Göttke, Benjamin Lowy, Richard Mosse
The Empty Quarter
Stand : D02
Dubai International Financial Center, DIFC
P.O Box 506697, Dubai Émirats arabes unis
T. +971 4 323 1210