Unseen Amsterdam Photo Fair brings together more than 50 galleries presenting new photography.
From the 18th until the 21st of September at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek.

This year’s edition promises to be especially exciting as Unseen Amsterdam presents more than 60 world premieres of photographic works that have never been seen before. The gallery stands are complemented by artist-run initiatives in the Unseen Niches, and the Unseen Collection, a unique collection of high-quality works for prices up to 1,000 Euros.

Several prestigious awards founded to foster the careers of emerging photographers will be presented at Unseen. These include the Outset | Unseen Exhibition Fund (a platform for emerging photography talent and young curators), the BankGiro Loterij Talent Collection (a collection of 16 photos by 8 promising Netherlands-based artists), the New Talent Photography Award (an initiative of ING Private Banking), and the launch of Foam Magazine’s annual Talent issue.

Celebrating photography in all its forms, the Unseen festival is a place for the exchange of dialogue, artistic expression, knowledge and ideas. The extensive programme includes exhibitions, a series of artist talks, round table and panel discussions with professionals in the field of contemporary photography, and presentations. The Unseen Book Market, a celebration of independent publishers, beautiful books and their creators, is an integral part of Unseen’s festivities and is the host of the Unseen Dummy Award exhibition, a pre-selection of dummies submitted to a call for unpublished photobooks. The winner of the 2014 Unseen Dummy Award will be announced at Unseen.

Unseen is a joint venture between Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, office for business development in the arts Platform A, and Vandejong Creative Agency.

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Tickets to Unseen give access not only to Unseen Photo Fair but also to all components of the festival programme. Tickets can be purchased online at

Cover: Eye Witness (Gisalal), 2014 © Regine Petersen/East Wing, Untitled-#I , 2013 © Sjoerd Knibbeler/LhGWR

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