Unseen is an international photography fair that provides new photography the platform it deserves. It is a meeting place for young photographic talent and known photographers exhibiting new work, for galleries that focus on new developments and a global audience interested in the contemporary world of photography. More than 50 galleries from around the world will participate in this first edition of Unseen.
Unseen will take place from September 19 to 23 in Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek, a former gasworks site dating back to 1885. Surrounded by a spacious park, the 19th-century buildings house numerous creative spaces, restaurants, bars and a cinema.
Unseen not only inspires the seasoned collector but also nurtures the passion of an entirely new audience. We encourage potential collectors to take their first steps in the collection of contemporary photography. Online courses and a new television series, co-produced with the Dutch broadcasting company AVRO, are part of this special programme to assist ‘first-time buyers.’
Unseen is a fair with a festival flair. In addition to the fair, the wide range of activities will create a festival-like atmosphere. Highlights of the accompanying programme of events, tours, film screenings and exhibitions include Offprint, a fair for independent photography book publishers, and the launch of Foam Magazine’s yearly Talent issue, to be exhibited in the surrounding Westerpark. The cinema Het Ketelhuis will show a special Unseen programme. All this will be topped with lively evening events and parties.
Photo © Arjen Veldt