Photo Shanghai opens at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre in China

In its second year, the fair is already established as the leading platform for the photographic medium in the Asia Pacific region

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The biggest international art fair in China dedicated to photography opens this week, bringing together some of the East and West’s most recognised photographers.

Featuring nearly 50 leading galleries with over 500 works for sale to the public, Photo Shanghai will feature photographers including Horst P Horst, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Nobuyoshi Araki and Chien-Chi Chang.

Organised by the World Photography Organisation in Shanghai, the fair will also see international galleries from 14 countries putting on pop-up exhibitions across the city.

The Gagosian gallery will be exhibiting 155 works by US artist Taryn Simon, while The Wall Street Journal Magazine will put a selection of artists portraits commissioned for the supplement on show.

Photo Shanghai runs from 11-3 September. For full details go to

Dreams of Hong Kong, 2009 © David Drebin. Courtesy of CAMERA WORK, Berlin

Coffee on the Beach, Ostende, Belgium, 1988 © Harry Gruyaert. Courtesy of Magnum Photos

Horse Pool and House by Luis Barragan, San Cristobal, Mexico, 1976 © René Burri. Courtesy of ATLAS Gallery, London

Crane, 2012 © Vik Muniz. Courtesy of Matthew Liu Fine Arts, Shanghai

Grief, Caroline Portrait, 2007 © Erwin Olaf. Courtesy of MD Gallery, Shanghai, Paris

Wicker Swing, 2008 © Julie Blackmon. Courtesy of Cipa Gallery, Beijing

Girls in the Windows, New York, 1960 © Ormond Gigli. Courtesy of Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

Untitled (Parrot), 2008 © Giovanni Gastel. Courtesy of GALERIE PHOTO12, Paris

Benrather Schloss Düsseldorf IV, 2011 © Candida Höfer. Courtesy of Matthew Liu Fine Arts, Shanghai

Archaeopteryx, 2012 © Feng Mengbo. Courtesy of Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai