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Fancy your­self as the next Henri Cartier-bres­son? Novem­ber sees en­thu­si­asts from around the world de­scend on France for these top pho­tog­ra­phy events. Grab your cam­era and head on down…

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Paris Photo

Now in its 21st year, the world’s largest in­ter­na­tional art fair ded­i­cated to pho­tog­ra­phy takes over the renowned Grand Palais ex­hi­bi­tion hall on the Champs-élysées be­tween 8-11 Novem­ber. Over 60,000 vis­i­tors each year are drawn to the French cap­i­tal for four days of shows, com­pe­ti­tions and talks. It is also an ideal event for col­lec­tors look­ing for a new in­vest­ment, with over 180 lead­ing art gal­leries dis­play­ing top-qual­ity works for sale. parisphoto.com

Fes­ti­val In­ter­na­tional de la Photo An­i­mal­ière, Mon­tier-en-der

Wa­ter is the theme of this year’s wildlife photo fes­ti­val in Haute-marne which is unique in Europe. From 15-18 Novem­ber, vis­i­tors can marvel at this year’s con­test en­tries, which range from dra­matic un­der­wa­ter shots of co­ral reefs as well as strik­ing over­head snaps of desert oases. The ex­hi­bi­tions, fea­tur­ing more than 2,000 photos in to­tal, are spread across 15 sites in the Mon­tier area. There is also the chance to try out the lat­est cam­era equip­ment and net­work with fel­low na­ture pho­tog­ra­phy am­a­teurs and pro­fes­sion­als alike. photo-mon­tier.org

Sa­lon de la Photo, Paris

Tak­ing place from 8-12 Novem­ber is this fes­ti­val at Europe’s largest ex­hi­bi­tion com­plex, Paris Expo Porte de Ver­sailles. It wel­comes both the be­gin­ner and pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher and there is even a ‘Lit­tle Pho­tog­ra­phers’ Cor­ner’ for the small­est snap­pers! Learn about the lat­est tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions in the world of cam­eras and take part in some hands-on work­shops to im­prove your tech­nique. If you want to in­vest in some new gear, more than 180 renowned brands will be present dur­ing the fair for you to test. lesa­lon­de­laphoto.com

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