Pinta BAphoto, the Latin American photography fair with the longest history can be visited from September 21 to 25. The artistic meeting, dedicated to the promotion, dissemination and marketing of photographs, as of this year is presented as part of the Pinta Art universe accompanied by EFG Wealth Management as Main Sponsor. Tickets available for Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September can be purchased at Ticketek


Photography has come a long way in and out of the margins of the visual arts; fairs such as Pinta BAphoto work with the aim of highlighting and promoting this discipline, expanding areas of the possible, the creative and the innovative. In other words, Pinta bets on art to bridge gaps, recognize the qualities of the American continent and celebrate diversity.

With this in mind, Pinta BAphoto offers the Guided Tours program, which proposes a privileged exploration of the fair. Under the gaze of Lorena Marchetti (Friday), Esteban Pastorino (Saturday) and Pablo Ziccarello (Sunday), the public accesses the knowledge, approaches and techniques of the photographic genre, delving into topics such as contemporary photography and the value of images linked to traditional discourses from a current approach. The program is free, signing up here.

In the main section, Pinta BAphoto exhibits galleries and artists from different parts of the continent, with a special focus on Argentine galleries. 

Also, the fair presents specialized sections with curatorship. Francisco Medail will once again be in charge of the Tribute Artist section, a program that recognizes the oeuvre of male and female photographers who had an active participation in the field of Argentine photography, with the aim of recovering and valuing their figure within local history. This year, the work of the Argentine photographer Sara Facio, recognized for the execution of portraits of important figures of Argentine and world culture, will be presented. The exhibition will also focus on her personal life and the stories and characters that joined her. 

The Wunderkammer space, organized by Hilario Letras Artes y Oficios, is dedicated to heritage photography and the recovery of photographic archives rich in history and documentation. 

Irene Gelfman, for her part, is in charge of Video Project, which seeks to give recognition to the moving image of the Argentine circuit. Joined by Trapiche, this section offers a multisensory experience.

And in Fuera de Foco, Barbara Golubicki invites the Remota (Salta) and Talenta (Buenos Aires) galleries, with experimental proposals and dialogues open to other disciplines. The aim is interregional dialogue and the exploration of landscape as a projection of intimacy. 

In the Media Point section, curated by Verónica Santalla, there will be Live Talks about photography as an artistic discipline, women photographers, war photography and other contemporary issues essential to the medium, including book presentations and the participation of important artists, experts and agents. In addition, in this section one can find unique audiovisual content such as the Open File series, where artists detail unique aspects of their works in first person. This year, the selected artists are Fabiana Barreda (Buenos Aires), Matías de la Guerra (Salta) and Cristina Matos (Uruguay). 

“I appreciate the support of our sponsors and their contribution to make this possible. ICBC in its support for experimental proposals in the Fuera de Foco section, Zurich, for supporting the LiveTalks cycle, Trapiche that participates in the Video Project and Fond de Cave for its commitment to the Wunderkammer section.” shared Diego Costa Peuser, director of Pinta. And he added “And a very special thanks to EFG for its important contribution and support to the arts in Latin America. A true example of the collaboration between private and cultural spheres that motivates the expansion of art and the strengthening of the voices of our continent".


Pinta BAphoto

September 21 to 25.

Casa Basavilbaso. Basavilbaso 1233, C1006 CABA, Argentina.

Get your tickets here: Ticketek.

Related Topics