During Paris Photo, an annual international art fair dedicated to photography, nearly 200 galleries and publishers of established and independent titles travel to the City of Light to showcase the work of artists across the medium. In partnership with the not-for-profit photography organization Aperture, the Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Awards honor the importance of the photobook in the ever-evolving landscape of photography. (This year’s winners were just announced.)
Meanwhile, other events also offered new titles and hourly book signings—including Polycopies, a nonprofit fair for independent photography publishing, and Offprint, a fair that features a variety of books from “independent, experimental and socially engaged publishers.”
From one photographer’s Homeric journey to a tender look at Lebanon through its revolution in 2019 and port explosion in 2020, the breadth of topics covered in these works is vast, but what ties them together is the innovation in photo making and storytelling.
Below are some of our favorite titles from this year’s crop at Paris Photo Week.