the fair. 

A fair in the economic sense is a temporary, recurring marketing event, but we see the sale as only one part of the entire project and the following sections outline our intent for the accompanying strands of the fair concept.

At photo basel, galleries will exhibit artists from all ages and eras as long as their artwork contains a significant/majority amount of photography.

USPs of photo basel.

• an art fair solely dedicated for photography – the first  in Switzerland, the only one in the German speaking world
• the only pure photography art fair parallel to Art Basel
• already two photo basel fairs in June 2015 and June 2016    that were highly successful in terms of sales, visitors and  connecting people
• a family-like driven organisation with personal and direct  contacts

To enrich and broaden photo basel’s content, we will provide a program about and for photography contents with the aim to bring photography closer to the audience, to the public as well as collectors. 



For the first time, photo basel, will introduce its showcase sector devoted entirely to the moving image. this new initiative will go by the name of tape/basel. tape/basel 2017 will feature contemporary artists films and videos presented by galleries co-curated by photo basel Director Sven Eisenhut and freelance Canadian and Swiss Basel-based curator Chantal Molleur. tape/basel will be located at the Volkshaus Basel extending photo basel's DNA to the moving image.


photo basel offers unique synergies both for collectors and galleries to profit from dozens of world class art fairs and tens of thousands of visitors when Basel becomes the capital of the art world for a week, annually in June since 1970. 

Benjamin Füglister, Artistic Director, CAP Prize and Images Afrique & Member of the editorial network of European Photography, Berlin