quotes from the international press


photo basel's excellence is reflected by critics and the international press, read some quotes from The New York Times, Blouin, Financial Times, Wallpaper, La Gazette Drouot, i-D, Forbes and many more.


“Art lovers wilting under the weight of commerce grinding through the behemoth fairs should head to this compact alternative for lighter, more subtle encounters”
Financial Times

"Photo Basel, now in its fourth year, wants to offer something different: a boutique fair of vintage and fine-art photography, and photography-based art"
The New York Times


“[The] boutique satellite fair dedicated to photography, is lauded as one of the top international photography events and proves Basel’s collateral events are just as worthy of a stop.”
Harpers’s Bazaar Arabia


“[Sven Eisenhut’s] local connection and approach is one of the reasons his photography fair has been well-received in a small town that has always made way for the indomitable Art Basel in June.”

"The market is good for photography and photo basel shows why"

“…Photo Basel is a hallmark of the week’s art bonanza—and it’s celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.”

"die photo basel hat sich längst ihren Platz unter den Parallelmessen zur Art Basel erobert".
Basler Zeitung

“photo basel…is a must if you’re in Switzerland.”
i-D Magazine

“Fast schon zum Inventar der Basler Messelandschaft gehört die Photo Basel im Volkshaus. Sie hat in diesem Jahr einen deutlichen Entwicklungsschub gemacht.”

“Ein perfekter Klassiker: Wie die Photo Basel während der Art-Woche brilliert.”
Basellandschaftliche Zeitung

‘...the upcoming photo basel event in Switzerland, one of the most exciting events in the photographic calendar.’
City A.M., Bespoke

„Bilan positif également pour Photo Basel, qui après seulement trois rendez-vous affiche un beau succès pour ses trente-quatre exposants.“
La Gazette Drouot

"Ebenfalls parallel zur Art Basel fand im Volkshaus die eher kleine, aber feine internationale Fotokunstmesse "photo basel" statt...
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“Satellitenmessen Liste - Art Fair, Photo Basel und Design/Miami sind drei hochkarätige Messen, die neben der Art Basel einen Besuch verdienen.“

Time out named photo basel as one out of 9 unmissable events to check out during Art Basel

According to Juliet Hacking, Unit Leader Photography at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, photo basel is one of the top 5 photography events of the year 2016

‘...to get a sense of what’s trending in the photography world.‘

The Basler Zeitung calls photo basel “well established after its third year” and “photo basel excites with quality”.

”Die photo basel lebt den American Dream und hat es vom Tellerwäscher zum Millionär geschafft – oder vielmehr von einer überschaubaren Ausstellung zu einer qualitativ hochwertigen Kunstmesse.”
Faces Magazin

“If you’re in Switzerland for Art Basel you’d be remiss not to spend some time at photo basel too. (Dare we say ‘two birds, one stone’?)
AnOther Magazine

“Staged in correspondence with Art Basel week, photo basel is an opportunity for visitors to the city to explore the dynamic scenes that are being captured by an array of leading photographers. As Switzerland’s first and only international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, the fair provides an in-depth survey of imagery being produced in the field, from classic to contemporary.“
Aesthetica Magazine