Two new sections added to the fair

To replace the festival exhibitions of the past, Unseen 2021 will add two brand new sections to the fair: Past/Present and Unbound. These sections will look towards the origins of photography, and beyond its horizon. The new elements will also underline the strong curatorial agenda of the fair and the committed relationship towards exhibiting galleries.


For the first time in its existence, Unseen will allow vintage work from before the year 2000 on to the fair. A small selection of highly curated presentations is designed to show a clear and direct, themed dialogue between historic or vintage photographs and the work of contemporary artists. For instance, German gallery Julian Sander will show historic work from one of the most important bodies of work in photographic history, 'People of the 20th Century' by German master photographer August Sander, alongside a contemporary photographic vision on the works by New York artist Michael Somoroff.