Switzerland has world-class photographers in Robert Frank, Werner Bischof and René Burri. Photosuisse is now taking a look at contemporary Swiss photography, which enjoys an international reputation with names like Thomas Flechtner, Annelies Strba, Balthasar Burkhard, Luc Chessex and Georg Gerster. Photosuisse is a “musée imaginaire” of current Swiss photography, putting forward some quite different viewpoints between the covers of a book. However diverse the positions presented might be, they share the specific precision of the photographic eye. Photosuisse sees itself as a photographic reader. It provides detailed information about 28 viewpoints, and an essay investigates whether there is a specifically Swiss way of shooting the world. The book is accompanied by two DVDs with film portraits of the 28 artists. These were produced by Swiss Television (SRG SSR idée suisse) as the book’s editor.
With contributions by Manuel Bauer, Stefania Beretta, Balthasar Burkhard Olaf Breuning, Luc Chessex, Olivier Christinat, Christian Coigny, Hans Danuser, Nicolas Faure, Alberto Flammer, Thomas Flechtner, Katrin Freisager, Georg Gerster, Michael v. Graffenried, Monique Jacot, Alain de Kalbermatten, Peter Knapp, Urs Lüthi, Gian Paolo Minelli, Minkoff/Olesen, Jean Mohr, Reto Rigassi, Luciano Rigolini, Gaudenz Signorell, Annelies ˇStrba, Beat Streuli, Alberto Venzago, Christian Vogt.
Published in collaboration with Swiss Televison (SRG SSR idée suisse).
With essays by Peter Pfrunder and Michail Shishkin.