Launched in November 2011 with the aim of showcasing contemporary photography and converting visitors into buyers, Fotofever is now recognised as a bold and creative young fair.
For three days, photographs by more than 900 artists from around the world are on display in a hundred or so different galleries at the Carrousel du Louvre. Japanese galleries are represented there as well as private collections from Russia, France, Italy, the United States and the Netherlands. Prices are displayed transparently for works printed in no more than thirty copies, in all formats. A selection of "low cost" works selling for under 1,000 euros is available for young collectors to buy. The show is not only open to buyers but to all photography enthusiasts and anyone who is simply curious to discover and support the artists of tomorrow.
Fotofever is also a springboard for young talent: each year, the Fotoprize award is given to a young art school graduate. Created by Cécile Schall, the granddaughter of the famous French photojournalist Roger Schall, Fotofever is held every year in November, with visitor and exhibitor numbers steadily rising.