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More archive material
you can find in the archive

For more content of near’s past, please go to the archive section

01 June 2016
Launch of the postcard set «17 shots in a box» #1

Zürich
Kassette, Wolfbachstrasse 9
1 June 2016, from 18.00

 

Lovers of contemporary photography? Compulsive collector? A passion for beautiful objects? The first limited edition of the series ‘17 shots in a box’ has arrived! The box combines 17 photos in postcard format with current works from the work of near. photographers. Discover this coprodution between near. and Grussformat over a drink, which also offers an opportunity for exchange.

With contributions by Sophie Brasey, Olivier Lovey, Diego Saldiva, Véronique Portal, Laurence Rasti, Sophie Huguenot, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, Murielle Michetti, Brigitte Lustenberger, Gian Paul Lozza, Léonore Baud, Mathilde Magnée, Dom Smaz, Lucas Olivet, Roberto Greco, Fabian Unternährer et Caroline Aubert-Neulas.

The postcard set ‘17 shots in a box’ #1 is still available.
→ have a look here 

 

Zürich
Kassette, Wolfbachstrasse 9
1 June 2016, from 18.00

 

Lovers of contemporary photography? Compulsive collector? A passion for beautiful objects? The first limited edition of the series ‘17 shots in a box’ has arrived! The box combines 17 photos in postcard format with current works from the work of near. photographers. Discover this coprodution between near. and Grussformat over a drink, which also offers an opportunity for exchange.

With contributions by Sophie Brasey, Olivier Lovey, Diego Saldiva, Véronique Portal, Laurence Rasti, Sophie Huguenot, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, Murielle Michetti, Brigitte Lustenberger, Gian Paul Lozza, Léonore Baud, Mathilde Magnée, Dom Smaz, Lucas Olivet, Roberto Greco, Fabian Unternährer et Caroline Aubert-Neulas.

The postcard set ‘17 shots in a box’ #1 is still available.
→ have a look here 

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01 June 2016
Launch of the postcard set «17 shots in a box» #1

Zürich
Kassette, Wolfbachstrasse 9
1 June 2016, from 18.00

 

Lovers of contemporary photography? Compulsive collector? A passion for beautiful objects? The first limited edition of the series ‘17 shots in a box’ has arrived! The box combines 17 photos in postcard format with current works from the work of near. photographers. Discover this coprodution between near. and Grussformat over a drink, which also offers an opportunity for exchange.

With contributions by Sophie Brasey, Olivier Lovey, Diego Saldiva, Véronique Portal, Laurence Rasti, Sophie Huguenot, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, Murielle Michetti, Brigitte Lustenberger, Gian Paul Lozza, Léonore Baud, Mathilde Magnée, Dom Smaz, Lucas Olivet, Roberto Greco, Fabian Unternährer et Caroline Aubert-Neulas.

The postcard set ‘17 shots in a box’ #1 is still available.
→ have a look here 

27 May 2017
Locus Solus Prilly

near. meets Locus Solus. In mid-January 2017, a new art place was born in Catherine Monney's private apartment. Between 1987 and 1991 the now gallery owner  held the legendary artist-run space M2, in Vevey with well-known artists from the French-speaking scene such as Alain Huck, Robert Ireland, Jean Crotti and Jean-Luc Manz. Today, Catherine Monney offers her walls to artists who love to read. Each exhibition is thus accompanied by two events related to literature, art or theater.

 

near. meets Locus Solus. In mid-January 2017, a new art place was born in Catherine Monney's private apartment. Between 1987 and 1991 the now gallery owner  held the legendary artist-run space M2, in Vevey with well-known artists from the French-speaking scene such as Alain Huck, Robert Ireland, Jean Crotti and Jean-Luc Manz. Today, Catherine Monney offers her walls to artists who love to read. Each exhibition is thus accompanied by two events related to literature, art or theater.

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27 May 2017
Locus Solus Prilly

near. meets Locus Solus. In mid-January 2017, a new art place was born in Catherine Monney's private apartment. Between 1987 and 1991 the now gallery owner  held the legendary artist-run space M2, in Vevey with well-known artists from the French-speaking scene such as Alain Huck, Robert Ireland, Jean Crotti and Jean-Luc Manz. Today, Catherine Monney offers her walls to artists who love to read. Each exhibition is thus accompanied by two events related to literature, art or theater.

17 May 2018
Photographers Talk

Since 2018, near. proposes discussions and meetings with famous photographers in collaboration with the Photography School of Vevey. ‘Photographer’s Talk’ was launched in May 2018 with a discussion between Geert Goiris, photographer from Antwerp, Belgium and Raphaël Biollay, curator for Images Festival in Vevey, Switzerland. They both displayed/showcased their work and debated on the role that schools play in photography.

 

Since 2018, near. proposes discussions and meetings with famous photographers in collaboration with the Photography School of Vevey. ‘Photographer’s Talk’ was launched in May 2018 with a discussion between Geert Goiris, photographer from Antwerp, Belgium and Raphaël Biollay, curator for Images Festival in Vevey, Switzerland. They both displayed/showcased their work and debated on the role that schools play in photography.

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17 May 2018
Photographers Talk

Since 2018, near. proposes discussions and meetings with famous photographers in collaboration with the Photography School of Vevey. ‘Photographer’s Talk’ was launched in May 2018 with a discussion between Geert Goiris, photographer from Antwerp, Belgium and Raphaël Biollay, curator for Images Festival in Vevey, Switzerland. They both displayed/showcased their work and debated on the role that schools play in photography.

07 July 2018
Launch of near.’s new website

Arles (FR)
Les Rencontres d’Arles
Saturday 7 July 2018, 11.00,
Présence Suisse
at the ‘nonante-neuf’, Croisière

 

At the invitation of ‘Présence Suisse’, near. showcases its work and the work of its members and launches on this occasion the brand new website. Let’s toast to the new digital age of near.

 

Arles (FR)
Les Rencontres d’Arles
Saturday 7 July 2018, 11.00,
Présence Suisse
at the ‘nonante-neuf’, Croisière

 

At the invitation of ‘Présence Suisse’, near. showcases its work and the work of its members and launches on this occasion the brand new website. Let’s toast to the new digital age of near.

more ...

07 July 2018
Launch of near.’s new website

Arles (FR)
Les Rencontres d’Arles
Saturday 7 July 2018, 11.00,
Présence Suisse
at the ‘nonante-neuf’, Croisière

 

At the invitation of ‘Présence Suisse’, near. showcases its work and the work of its members and launches on this occasion the brand new website. Let’s toast to the new digital age of near.

07–09 September 2018
Verzasca Foto Festival

near. was invited to the 5th edition of the Verzasca Photo Festival. Fortunately, three near.-photographers were selected for the main exhibition this year: Eva Lauterlein, Brigitte Lustenberger and Roshan Adhihetty. We also did portfolio reviews during the fesitval and presented the work of our association.

 

near. was invited to the 5th edition of the Verzasca Photo Festival. Fortunately, three near.-photographers were selected for the main exhibition this year: Eva Lauterlein, Brigitte Lustenberger and Roshan Adhihetty. We also did portfolio reviews during the fesitval and presented the work of our association.

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07–09 September 2018
Verzasca Foto Festival

near. was invited to the 5th edition of the Verzasca Photo Festival. Fortunately, three near.-photographers were selected for the main exhibition this year: Eva Lauterlein, Brigitte Lustenberger and Roshan Adhihetty. We also did portfolio reviews during the fesitval and presented the work of our association.

15 September 2018
AI is near.

Curatorial intersections at the shared space between human and AI.
Interactive projection hosted by STADIO, as part of Images Vevey 2018.
Thanks to Gaël Hugo (onemorestud.io) for coding and teaching the AI.

Images by near.
Saturday 15th September 2018
Vernissage 6 pm DJ + drinks + food
STADIO, rue de la Valsainte 11, 1800 Vevey

More information: near.li / stadio.ch / images.ch

 

Curatorial intersections at the shared space between human and AI.
Interactive projection hosted by STADIO, as part of Images Vevey 2018.
Thanks to Gaël Hugo (onemorestud.io) for coding and teaching the AI.

Images by near.
Saturday 15th September 2018
Vernissage 6 pm DJ + drinks + food
STADIO, rue de la Valsainte 11, 1800 Vevey

More information: near.li / stadio.ch / images.ch

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15 September 2018
AI is near.

Curatorial intersections at the shared space between human and AI.
Interactive projection hosted by STADIO, as part of Images Vevey 2018.
Thanks to Gaël Hugo (onemorestud.io) for coding and teaching the AI.

Images by near.
Saturday 15th September 2018
Vernissage 6 pm DJ + drinks + food
STADIO, rue de la Valsainte 11, 1800 Vevey

More information: near.li / stadio.ch / images.ch

until 23 September 2018
near. is Arles

Arles (FR)
Les Rencontres d’Arles
2 July until 23 September 2018,
Présence Suisse
at the ‘nonante-neuf’, Croisière

 

For the whole duration of the festival, near. will be displaying its publications as well as various books of our members. Come and see us!

 

Arles (FR)
Les Rencontres d’Arles
2 July until 23 September 2018,
Présence Suisse
at the ‘nonante-neuf’, Croisière

 

For the whole duration of the festival, near. will be displaying its publications as well as various books of our members. Come and see us!

more ...

until 23 September 2018
near. is Arles

Arles (FR)
Les Rencontres d’Arles
2 July until 23 September 2018,
Présence Suisse
at the ‘nonante-neuf’, Croisière

 

For the whole duration of the festival, near. will be displaying its publications as well as various books of our members. Come and see us!

06 December 2018
Photographer’s Talk #2

We are very happy to invite you to the second Photographer's Talk for 2018, with Asger Carlsen (photographer, Denmark) and Danaé Panchaud (curator, Photoforum Pasquart, Bienne, Switzerland)


Thursday 6th of December, 6pm at CEPV, Vevey
Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey, avenue Nestlé 1


Discover their work and their thoughts on photography. We hope to see you there!
Discussion in English, q&a in English and/or French
Followed by an aperitif

share the PDF-flyer
asgercarlsen.com
danaepanchaud.net

 

We are very happy to invite you to the second Photographer's Talk for 2018, with Asger Carlsen (photographer, Denmark) and Danaé Panchaud (curator, Photoforum Pasquart, Bienne, Switzerland)


Thursday 6th of December, 6pm at CEPV, Vevey
Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey, avenue Nestlé 1


Discover their work and their thoughts on photography. We hope to see you there!
Discussion in English, q&a in English and/or French
Followed by an aperitif

share the PDF-flyer
asgercarlsen.com
danaepanchaud.net

more ...

06 December 2018
Photographer’s Talk #2

We are very happy to invite you to the second Photographer's Talk for 2018, with Asger Carlsen (photographer, Denmark) and Danaé Panchaud (curator, Photoforum Pasquart, Bienne, Switzerland)


Thursday 6th of December, 6pm at CEPV, Vevey
Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey, avenue Nestlé 1


Discover their work and their thoughts on photography. We hope to see you there!
Discussion in English, q&a in English and/or French
Followed by an aperitif

share the PDF-flyer
asgercarlsen.com
danaepanchaud.net

Asger Carlsen Danaé Panchaud

Autumn 2018
what’s next?

After a busy year with a lot of changes we are very happy to present many new members on our new website. Welcome !

We are trying to keep up with all the requests and collaborations and we are glad to say that Images Vevey, Arles, Verzasca and the talk at CEPV were great.
But the year is not over and, even if not everything is exactly as planned, as promised we are thinking about the future: ‘Crit Group’, the ‘near. award‘ meetings and more. Stay tuned ! Also, the General Assembly will take place in January; come, so we can meet and share our ideas for future projects.

In the meantime, the next talk with Asger Carlsen and Danaé Panchaud is very soon, (6th of Decemeber in Vevey). Venez écouter et boire un verre avec nous.

à bientôt
near. committee

 

After a busy year with a lot of changes we are very happy to present many new members on our new website. Welcome !

We are trying to keep up with all the requests and collaborations and we are glad to say that Images Vevey, Arles, Verzasca and the talk at CEPV were great.
But the year is not over and, even if not everything is exactly as planned, as promised we are thinking about the future: ‘Crit Group’, the ‘near. award‘ meetings and more. Stay tuned ! Also, the General Assembly will take place in January; come, so we can meet and share our ideas for future projects.

In the meantime, the next talk with Asger Carlsen and Danaé Panchaud is very soon, (6th of Decemeber in Vevey). Venez écouter et boire un verre avec nous.

à bientôt
near. committee

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Autumn 2018
what’s next?

After a busy year with a lot of changes we are very happy to present many new members on our new website. Welcome !

We are trying to keep up with all the requests and collaborations and we are glad to say that Images Vevey, Arles, Verzasca and the talk at CEPV were great.
But the year is not over and, even if not everything is exactly as planned, as promised we are thinking about the future: ‘Crit Group’, the ‘near. award‘ meetings and more. Stay tuned ! Also, the General Assembly will take place in January; come, so we can meet and share our ideas for future projects.

In the meantime, the next talk with Asger Carlsen and Danaé Panchaud is very soon, (6th of Decemeber in Vevey). Venez écouter et boire un verre avec nous.

à bientôt
near. committee

Untitled, Street (work in progress), 2018
© Antigoni Papantoni

14 February 2019
Photographer’s Talk #3

We are very happy to invite you to the third Photographer’s Talk of near. with Laura Letinsky (photographer, Canada) and Victoria Mühlig (curator, Musée d’art de Pully, Switzerland)
Thursday 14th of February, 6pm at CEPV, Vevey


Discover their work and their thoughts on photography. We hope to see you there!
Discussion in English, q&a in English and/or French
Followed by an aperitif

share the PDF-flyer
lauraletinsky.com
 

 

We are very happy to invite you to the third Photographer’s Talk of near. with Laura Letinsky (photographer, Canada) and Victoria Mühlig (curator, Musée d’art de Pully, Switzerland)
Thursday 14th of February, 6pm at CEPV, Vevey


Discover their work and their thoughts on photography. We hope to see you there!
Discussion in English, q&a in English and/or French
Followed by an aperitif

share the PDF-flyer
lauraletinsky.com
 

more ...

14 February 2019
Photographer’s Talk #3

We are very happy to invite you to the third Photographer’s Talk of near. with Laura Letinsky (photographer, Canada) and Victoria Mühlig (curator, Musée d’art de Pully, Switzerland)
Thursday 14th of February, 6pm at CEPV, Vevey


Discover their work and their thoughts on photography. We hope to see you there!
Discussion in English, q&a in English and/or French
Followed by an aperitif

share the PDF-flyer
lauraletinsky.com
 

Laura Letinsky

12 March 2019
Studio visits

Great afternoon in Lausanne visiting near. members Delphine Burtin and Thomas Brasey studios, with the CEPV students. Thank you to their teachers Catherine Leutenegger and David Gagnebin de-Bons.

 

 

Great afternoon in Lausanne visiting near. members Delphine Burtin and Thomas Brasey studios, with the CEPV students. Thank you to their teachers Catherine Leutenegger and David Gagnebin de-Bons.

 

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12 March 2019
Studio visits

Great afternoon in Lausanne visiting near. members Delphine Burtin and Thomas Brasey studios, with the CEPV students. Thank you to their teachers Catherine Leutenegger and David Gagnebin de-Bons.

 

26 April 2019
Photobook Switzerland

Presenting near. publications and books of near. members at Photobooks Switerland in Biel at Photoforum Pasquart.

Many near. members invited for the round tables and portfolio reviews, check out the program!

www.facebook.com/photobooksswitzerland/
www.photoforumpasquart.ch/en/event/photobooks-switzerland/

 

Presenting near. publications and books of near. members at Photobooks Switerland in Biel at Photoforum Pasquart.

Many near. members invited for the round tables and portfolio reviews, check out the program!

www.facebook.com/photobooksswitzerland/
www.photoforumpasquart.ch/en/event/photobooks-switzerland/

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26 April 2019
Photobook Switzerland

Presenting near. publications and books of near. members at Photobooks Switerland in Biel at Photoforum Pasquart.

Many near. members invited for the round tables and portfolio reviews, check out the program!

www.facebook.com/photobooksswitzerland/
www.photoforumpasquart.ch/en/event/photobooks-switzerland/

11 May 2019
Biennale di Venezia — 17 shots #2

We are very happy to announce 17 shots #2, a special-edition postcard set, curated by Céline Eidenbenz, Victoria Mühlig and Anja Radamirovitch in occasion of the Salon Suisse at the Venice Biennale 2019 on the theme «slow».

Presenting images of near. members: Roshan Adhihetty, Sophie Brasey, Anna-Tia Buss, Fred Csupor, Tomasz Fall, Stéphanie Gygax, Yann Haeberlin, Vincent Jendly, Jonas Kambli, Eva Lauterlein, Kostas Maros, Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup, Christian Nilson, Antigoni Papantoni, Igor Ponti, Laurence von der Weid and Tomas Wüthrich.
The selection was made based on the work of all members.

From now on you can order your postcard set. It costs CHF 17 plus postage
(we will send you an invoice with your order). Limited edition!
 

If you are in Venice, come to the opening May 11th from 5pm
Salon Suisse Pro Helvetia, Accademia di belle arti,
Ex ospedale degli incurabili, Dorsoduro 423, Venezia

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We are very happy to announce 17 shots #2, a special-edition postcard set, curated by Céline Eidenbenz, Victoria Mühlig and Anja Radamirovitch in occasion of the Salon Suisse at the Venice Biennale 2019 on the theme «slow».

Presenting images of near. members: Roshan Adhihetty, Sophie Brasey, Anna-Tia Buss, Fred Csupor, Tomasz Fall, Stéphanie Gygax, Yann Haeberlin, Vincent Jendly, Jonas Kambli, Eva Lauterlein, Kostas Maros, Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup, Christian Nilson, Antigoni Papantoni, Igor Ponti, Laurence von der Weid and Tomas Wüthrich.
The selection was made based on the work of all members.

From now on you can order your postcard set. It costs CHF 17 plus postage
(we will send you an invoice with your order). Limited edition!
 

If you are in Venice, come to the opening May 11th from 5pm
Salon Suisse Pro Helvetia, Accademia di belle arti,
Ex ospedale degli incurabili, Dorsoduro 423, Venezia

More

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11 May 2019
Biennale di Venezia — 17 shots #2

We are very happy to announce 17 shots #2, a special-edition postcard set, curated by Céline Eidenbenz, Victoria Mühlig and Anja Radamirovitch in occasion of the Salon Suisse at the Venice Biennale 2019 on the theme «slow».

Presenting images of near. members: Roshan Adhihetty, Sophie Brasey, Anna-Tia Buss, Fred Csupor, Tomasz Fall, Stéphanie Gygax, Yann Haeberlin, Vincent Jendly, Jonas Kambli, Eva Lauterlein, Kostas Maros, Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup, Christian Nilson, Antigoni Papantoni, Igor Ponti, Laurence von der Weid and Tomas Wüthrich.
The selection was made based on the work of all members.

From now on you can order your postcard set. It costs CHF 17 plus postage
(we will send you an invoice with your order). Limited edition!
 

If you are in Venice, come to the opening May 11th from 5pm
Salon Suisse Pro Helvetia, Accademia di belle arti,
Ex ospedale degli incurabili, Dorsoduro 423, Venezia

More

13 June 2019
Photo Basel — Guided Tour

near. member Léa Girardin has invited us to a guided tour of the exhibition at Photo Basel. Thursday June 13th 2019 at 6:30 pm. All members are welcome, its free, but only 30 places are available — please apply (sending us an email) before May 20th.  If you can’t come that day but want to visit on an other day we can get you a 50% discount, also you need to apply before May 20th.

 

near. member Léa Girardin has invited us to a guided tour of the exhibition at Photo Basel. Thursday June 13th 2019 at 6:30 pm. All members are welcome, its free, but only 30 places are available — please apply (sending us an email) before May 20th.  If you can’t come that day but want to visit on an other day we can get you a 50% discount, also you need to apply before May 20th.

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13 June 2019
Photo Basel — Guided Tour

near. member Léa Girardin has invited us to a guided tour of the exhibition at Photo Basel. Thursday June 13th 2019 at 6:30 pm. All members are welcome, its free, but only 30 places are available — please apply (sending us an email) before May 20th.  If you can’t come that day but want to visit on an other day we can get you a 50% discount, also you need to apply before May 20th.

04 July 2019
near. x ECAL x YET / near. Prize Launch

Thursday, July 4 2019, 19:30-21:30
Espace nonante-neuf, Croisière, Arles

At the invitation of ‘Présence Suisse’, near. swiss association for contemporary photography will launch the near. prize during the 2019 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles.

With the idea of developing additional support for the association’s photographers, near. launches the near. Prize, an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Each year, a specific theme will be chosen by the committee and all near. members will be invited and encouraged to participate and share their views on the subject.

Join us at espace nonante-neuf for a festive evening in collaboration with YET magazine and ECAL.

 

 

Thursday, July 4 2019, 19:30-21:30
Espace nonante-neuf, Croisière, Arles

At the invitation of ‘Présence Suisse’, near. swiss association for contemporary photography will launch the near. prize during the 2019 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles.

With the idea of developing additional support for the association’s photographers, near. launches the near. Prize, an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Each year, a specific theme will be chosen by the committee and all near. members will be invited and encouraged to participate and share their views on the subject.

Join us at espace nonante-neuf for a festive evening in collaboration with YET magazine and ECAL.

 

more ...

04 July 2019
near. x ECAL x YET / near. Prize Launch

Thursday, July 4 2019, 19:30-21:30
Espace nonante-neuf, Croisière, Arles

At the invitation of ‘Présence Suisse’, near. swiss association for contemporary photography will launch the near. prize during the 2019 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles.

With the idea of developing additional support for the association’s photographers, near. launches the near. Prize, an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Each year, a specific theme will be chosen by the committee and all near. members will be invited and encouraged to participate and share their views on the subject.

Join us at espace nonante-neuf for a festive evening in collaboration with YET magazine and ECAL.

 

04 September 2019
crit group #1 with Sascha Renner

How do photos in a publication or exhibition tell a story? If you ask yourself this question in the midst of your current photographic work, then join the crit group of near.

In a small group - accompanied by curator Sascha Renner - you present your «work in progress». Inputs and discussion then follow in the plenary session. The goal: With the feedback from the round, you can sharpen and advance your photo series in terms of storytelling.


Sascha Renner: Deputy Director, Curator at Fotostiftung Schweiz. Director of COALMINE Forum for Documentary Photography in Winterthur.
fotostiftung.ch / coalmine.ch

Location: Zürich
Date: Wednesday 04 September, 2019
Time: 9:00 to 13:00
Costs: near-members CHF 25 /
non-members CHF 50
Number of participants: max. 5 persons
(near-members have priority)
Language: depending on participants
Registration: by 18 August to info@near.li

 

How do photos in a publication or exhibition tell a story? If you ask yourself this question in the midst of your current photographic work, then join the crit group of near.

In a small group - accompanied by curator Sascha Renner - you present your «work in progress». Inputs and discussion then follow in the plenary session. The goal: With the feedback from the round, you can sharpen and advance your photo series in terms of storytelling.


Sascha Renner: Deputy Director, Curator at Fotostiftung Schweiz. Director of COALMINE Forum for Documentary Photography in Winterthur.
fotostiftung.ch / coalmine.ch

Location: Zürich
Date: Wednesday 04 September, 2019
Time: 9:00 to 13:00
Costs: near-members CHF 25 /
non-members CHF 50
Number of participants: max. 5 persons
(near-members have priority)
Language: depending on participants
Registration: by 18 August to info@near.li

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04 September 2019
crit group #1 with Sascha Renner

How do photos in a publication or exhibition tell a story? If you ask yourself this question in the midst of your current photographic work, then join the crit group of near.

In a small group - accompanied by curator Sascha Renner - you present your «work in progress». Inputs and discussion then follow in the plenary session. The goal: With the feedback from the round, you can sharpen and advance your photo series in terms of storytelling.


Sascha Renner: Deputy Director, Curator at Fotostiftung Schweiz. Director of COALMINE Forum for Documentary Photography in Winterthur.
fotostiftung.ch / coalmine.ch

Location: Zürich
Date: Wednesday 04 September, 2019
Time: 9:00 to 13:00
Costs: near-members CHF 25 /
non-members CHF 50
Number of participants: max. 5 persons
(near-members have priority)
Language: depending on participants
Registration: by 18 August to info@near.li

Crit Group in Zürich with Sascha Renner and 
Olivier Rieser, Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, Mathias Forster, Peter Hauser, Mathieu Bernard Reymond.

05-08 September 2019
Verzasca Foto Festival

We will be in Sonogno for the festival.
Friday Sept. 6 at 1:30 pm near. talk with members Isabelle Blanc, Thomas Brasey and Yann Laubscher.
Saturday Sept 7 (morning) portfolio reviews.
See you in Ticino!
www.verzascafoto.com

 

We will be in Sonogno for the festival.
Friday Sept. 6 at 1:30 pm near. talk with members Isabelle Blanc, Thomas Brasey and Yann Laubscher.
Saturday Sept 7 (morning) portfolio reviews.
See you in Ticino!
www.verzascafoto.com

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05-08 September 2019
Verzasca Foto Festival

We will be in Sonogno for the festival.
Friday Sept. 6 at 1:30 pm near. talk with members Isabelle Blanc, Thomas Brasey and Yann Laubscher.
Saturday Sept 7 (morning) portfolio reviews.
See you in Ticino!
www.verzascafoto.com

01 October 2019 (deadline)
near. prize 2019

Open call*
Deadline October 1, 2019

With the idea of developing additional support for the association’s photographers, near. launches the near. prize, an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Each year, a specific theme is chosen by the committee. This year’s theme is under the notion of “balance”.
Participation in the near. prize is reserved exclusively for photographers who are members of the association. All near. photographers are therefore invited to apply.
The jury for the near. prize consists of three members of the near. family chosen each year by the committee. The composition of the jury this year is: Lydia Dorner, Curator Assistant at the Musée de l’Elysée, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle and Salvatore Vitale, Editor in Chief of YET magazine.

The winner of the near. prize 2019 will be awarded 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work, the publication of the awarded project in the next issue of YET magazine and a free one-year near. membership.

Application form here

* the near. prize is reserved exclusively for the members of the association.
Next deadline to become a near. member is September 1, 2019

 

Open call*
Deadline October 1, 2019

With the idea of developing additional support for the association’s photographers, near. launches the near. prize, an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Each year, a specific theme is chosen by the committee. This year’s theme is under the notion of “balance”.
Participation in the near. prize is reserved exclusively for photographers who are members of the association. All near. photographers are therefore invited to apply.
The jury for the near. prize consists of three members of the near. family chosen each year by the committee. The composition of the jury this year is: Lydia Dorner, Curator Assistant at the Musée de l’Elysée, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle and Salvatore Vitale, Editor in Chief of YET magazine.

The winner of the near. prize 2019 will be awarded 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work, the publication of the awarded project in the next issue of YET magazine and a free one-year near. membership.

Application form here

* the near. prize is reserved exclusively for the members of the association.
Next deadline to become a near. member is September 1, 2019

more ...

01 October 2019 (deadline)
near. prize 2019

Open call*
Deadline October 1, 2019

With the idea of developing additional support for the association’s photographers, near. launches the near. prize, an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Each year, a specific theme is chosen by the committee. This year’s theme is under the notion of “balance”.
Participation in the near. prize is reserved exclusively for photographers who are members of the association. All near. photographers are therefore invited to apply.
The jury for the near. prize consists of three members of the near. family chosen each year by the committee. The composition of the jury this year is: Lydia Dorner, Curator Assistant at the Musée de l’Elysée, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle and Salvatore Vitale, Editor in Chief of YET magazine.

The winner of the near. prize 2019 will be awarded 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work, the publication of the awarded project in the next issue of YET magazine and a free one-year near. membership.

Application form here

* the near. prize is reserved exclusively for the members of the association.
Next deadline to become a near. member is September 1, 2019

29 October 2019
Biennale dell’Immagine Chiasso

Save the date!
Talk with Elisa Rusca and near. members Aline d’Auria, Gian Paolo Minelli, Igor Ponti and Salvatore Vitale at Biennale dell’immagine Chiasso
in collaboration with Cons Arc / Galleria
 

Tuesday October 29.2019
6:30 pm (followed by aperitivo)
at Cons Arc / Galleria
Via Gruetli 1
6830 Chiasso
(talk in italian)

www.consarc.ch
www.biennaleimmagine.ch
 

 

 

Save the date!
Talk with Elisa Rusca and near. members Aline d’Auria, Gian Paolo Minelli, Igor Ponti and Salvatore Vitale at Biennale dell’immagine Chiasso
in collaboration with Cons Arc / Galleria
 

Tuesday October 29.2019
6:30 pm (followed by aperitivo)
at Cons Arc / Galleria
Via Gruetli 1
6830 Chiasso
(talk in italian)

www.consarc.ch
www.biennaleimmagine.ch
 

 

more ...

29 October 2019
Biennale dell’Immagine Chiasso

Save the date!
Talk with Elisa Rusca and near. members Aline d’Auria, Gian Paolo Minelli, Igor Ponti and Salvatore Vitale at Biennale dell’immagine Chiasso
in collaboration with Cons Arc / Galleria
 

Tuesday October 29.2019
6:30 pm (followed by aperitivo)
at Cons Arc / Galleria
Via Gruetli 1
6830 Chiasso
(talk in italian)

www.consarc.ch
www.biennaleimmagine.ch
 

 

19 November 2019
Winner near. prize 2019

The winner of the first edition of the near. prize is Malgorzata Stankiewicz. Congratulations!
 

The near. prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. This year, the winner will be awarded by 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work, a publication of the awarded project in the next issue of YET magazine and a free one-year near. membership.

The jury of the prize, composed of Lydia Dorner, Curator Assistant at the Musée de l’Elysée, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle and Salvatore Vitale, Editor-in-chief of YET magazine, went through the applications and selected a winner after a discussion that took place on Monday, November 11.


Here are the words of the jury:
“This work has an eye-catching aesthetic. The artist has developed an interesting process in both landscape photography and image making. Landscapes, and in parallel image making, show that balance - the topic of the competition - is very fragile and can be transformed (destroyed) quickly. There is an analogy between the destruction of the image and the destruction of the landscape. Working in the darkroom and making large-scale prints with physical and chemical manipulations, Malgorzata created a visually strong series on climate change as stated in the captions of the works. The jury chose this artist because her series is quite unique - both experimental and environmentally engaged”.

www.near.li/malgorzata-stankiewicz
www.yet-magazine.com
www.malgorzatastankiewicz.com

Image: Untitled (2017 Was California’s Largest And Most Destructive Fire Season on Record),  from the series ‘Lassen’ © Malgorzata Stankiewicz

 

The winner of the first edition of the near. prize is Malgorzata Stankiewicz. Congratulations!
 

The near. prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. This year, the winner will be awarded by 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work, a publication of the awarded project in the next issue of YET magazine and a free one-year near. membership.

The jury of the prize, composed of Lydia Dorner, Curator Assistant at the Musée de l’Elysée, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle and Salvatore Vitale, Editor-in-chief of YET magazine, went through the applications and selected a winner after a discussion that took place on Monday, November 11.


Here are the words of the jury:
“This work has an eye-catching aesthetic. The artist has developed an interesting process in both landscape photography and image making. Landscapes, and in parallel image making, show that balance - the topic of the competition - is very fragile and can be transformed (destroyed) quickly. There is an analogy between the destruction of the image and the destruction of the landscape. Working in the darkroom and making large-scale prints with physical and chemical manipulations, Malgorzata created a visually strong series on climate change as stated in the captions of the works. The jury chose this artist because her series is quite unique - both experimental and environmentally engaged”.

www.near.li/malgorzata-stankiewicz
www.yet-magazine.com
www.malgorzatastankiewicz.com

Image: Untitled (2017 Was California’s Largest And Most Destructive Fire Season on Record),  from the series ‘Lassen’ © Malgorzata Stankiewicz

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19 November 2019
Winner near. prize 2019

The winner of the first edition of the near. prize is Malgorzata Stankiewicz. Congratulations!
 

The near. prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. This year, the winner will be awarded by 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work, a publication of the awarded project in the next issue of YET magazine and a free one-year near. membership.

The jury of the prize, composed of Lydia Dorner, Curator Assistant at the Musée de l’Elysée, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle and Salvatore Vitale, Editor-in-chief of YET magazine, went through the applications and selected a winner after a discussion that took place on Monday, November 11.


Here are the words of the jury:
“This work has an eye-catching aesthetic. The artist has developed an interesting process in both landscape photography and image making. Landscapes, and in parallel image making, show that balance - the topic of the competition - is very fragile and can be transformed (destroyed) quickly. There is an analogy between the destruction of the image and the destruction of the landscape. Working in the darkroom and making large-scale prints with physical and chemical manipulations, Malgorzata created a visually strong series on climate change as stated in the captions of the works. The jury chose this artist because her series is quite unique - both experimental and environmentally engaged”.

www.near.li/malgorzata-stankiewicz
www.yet-magazine.com
www.malgorzatastankiewicz.com

Image: Untitled (2017 Was California’s Largest And Most Destructive Fire Season on Record),  from the series ‘Lassen’ © Malgorzata Stankiewicz

Untitled (2017 Was California’s Largest And Most Destructive Fire Season on Record)

29 November 2019
Spectrum What’s next

AI is near. x LabElysée
An exploration of the possible future of curation Curatorial intersections at the shared space between human and AI.
Presentation at What's Next in Aarau of our new project in collaboration with LabElysée planned for 2020.

 

AI is near. x LabElysée
An exploration of the possible future of curation Curatorial intersections at the shared space between human and AI.
Presentation at What's Next in Aarau of our new project in collaboration with LabElysée planned for 2020.

more ...

29 November 2019
Spectrum What’s next

AI is near. x LabElysée
An exploration of the possible future of curation Curatorial intersections at the shared space between human and AI.
Presentation at What's Next in Aarau of our new project in collaboration with LabElysée planned for 2020.

28 January 2020
Artificial Intersections

From January 29 to May 3, 2020 at the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne.
Opening 28 January 2020 from 6pm

 

A project developed by near., the LabElysée and Gaël Hugo (one more studio).

 

What happens when the Musée de l'Elysée meets near. in order to question Swiss photography through the prism of machine learning?

 

Initiated in 2018 under the name «AI is near», the project allowed visitors to discover the work of the association's photographers through a choice of keywords detected by algorithms. In this second chapter entitled «Artificial Intersections», the Musée de l'Elysée and the association near. are joining forces to offer a new corpus of several thousand images from the Musée de l'Elysée's collection of Swiss photographs and the photographs of near's members. As in the first issue, the computer analyses the content of the images in order to index, compare and sort this new database by keywords.

 

Invited to select a keyword or submit an image from their smartphone, visitors participate in the curatorial process between human and machine. The result, which is then displayed live on the screens, gives a glimpse of the potential of the learning machine as a curator. Why not ask the machine to organise a landscape or portrait exhibition? Can we compete with a machine capable of (re)knowing in detail the images of a corpus as vast as that of one of the most important museums entirely devoted to photography? Throughout the three months of the exhibition, the intersections generated by this interactive experience are recorded in order to keep a trace of them and thus map the exploration of the database.

 

From January 29 to May 3, 2020 at the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne.
Opening 28 January 2020 from 6pm

 

A project developed by near., the LabElysée and Gaël Hugo (one more studio).

 

What happens when the Musée de l'Elysée meets near. in order to question Swiss photography through the prism of machine learning?

 

Initiated in 2018 under the name «AI is near», the project allowed visitors to discover the work of the association's photographers through a choice of keywords detected by algorithms. In this second chapter entitled «Artificial Intersections», the Musée de l'Elysée and the association near. are joining forces to offer a new corpus of several thousand images from the Musée de l'Elysée's collection of Swiss photographs and the photographs of near's members. As in the first issue, the computer analyses the content of the images in order to index, compare and sort this new database by keywords.

 

Invited to select a keyword or submit an image from their smartphone, visitors participate in the curatorial process between human and machine. The result, which is then displayed live on the screens, gives a glimpse of the potential of the learning machine as a curator. Why not ask the machine to organise a landscape or portrait exhibition? Can we compete with a machine capable of (re)knowing in detail the images of a corpus as vast as that of one of the most important museums entirely devoted to photography? Throughout the three months of the exhibition, the intersections generated by this interactive experience are recorded in order to keep a trace of them and thus map the exploration of the database.

more ...

28 January 2020
Artificial Intersections

From January 29 to May 3, 2020 at the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne.
Opening 28 January 2020 from 6pm

 

A project developed by near., the LabElysée and Gaël Hugo (one more studio).

 

What happens when the Musée de l'Elysée meets near. in order to question Swiss photography through the prism of machine learning?

 

Initiated in 2018 under the name «AI is near», the project allowed visitors to discover the work of the association's photographers through a choice of keywords detected by algorithms. In this second chapter entitled «Artificial Intersections», the Musée de l'Elysée and the association near. are joining forces to offer a new corpus of several thousand images from the Musée de l'Elysée's collection of Swiss photographs and the photographs of near's members. As in the first issue, the computer analyses the content of the images in order to index, compare and sort this new database by keywords.

 

Invited to select a keyword or submit an image from their smartphone, visitors participate in the curatorial process between human and machine. The result, which is then displayed live on the screens, gives a glimpse of the potential of the learning machine as a curator. Why not ask the machine to organise a landscape or portrait exhibition? Can we compete with a machine capable of (re)knowing in detail the images of a corpus as vast as that of one of the most important museums entirely devoted to photography? Throughout the three months of the exhibition, the intersections generated by this interactive experience are recorded in order to keep a trace of them and thus map the exploration of the database.

12 February 2020
Photographer’s Talk #4

We are very pleased to invite you to our next talk with Elina Brotherus (photographer, Finland) and Marie DuPasquier (curator Display, Berlin).

Wednesday 12 Feb. 2020
6:30 pm, aula CEPV, Vevey
Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey avenue Nestlé 1

Talk in french q&a in english and/or french.

www.elinabrotherus.com
www.display-berlin.com


‘Why Not’, 2018, from the series Meaningless Work, © Elina Brotherus
Marie DuPasquier at Display (courtesy BerlinArtInstitute)
Portrait Elina Brotherus © Paavo Lehtonen, 2018

 

We are very pleased to invite you to our next talk with Elina Brotherus (photographer, Finland) and Marie DuPasquier (curator Display, Berlin).

Wednesday 12 Feb. 2020
6:30 pm, aula CEPV, Vevey
Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey avenue Nestlé 1

Talk in french q&a in english and/or french.

www.elinabrotherus.com
www.display-berlin.com


‘Why Not’, 2018, from the series Meaningless Work, © Elina Brotherus
Marie DuPasquier at Display (courtesy BerlinArtInstitute)
Portrait Elina Brotherus © Paavo Lehtonen, 2018

more ...

12 February 2020
Photographer’s Talk #4

We are very pleased to invite you to our next talk with Elina Brotherus (photographer, Finland) and Marie DuPasquier (curator Display, Berlin).

Wednesday 12 Feb. 2020
6:30 pm, aula CEPV, Vevey
Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey avenue Nestlé 1

Talk in french q&a in english and/or french.

www.elinabrotherus.com
www.display-berlin.com


‘Why Not’, 2018, from the series Meaningless Work, © Elina Brotherus
Marie DuPasquier at Display (courtesy BerlinArtInstitute)
Portrait Elina Brotherus © Paavo Lehtonen, 2018

01 October 2020 (deadline)
near. prize 2020

Open call*

Deadline 
October 1, 2020

With the idea of developing additional support for the association’s photographers, near. launches the second edition of the near. prize, an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Each year, a specific theme is chosen by the committee. This year’s theme is «encounters».

The composition of the jury this year is: Isabelle Gattiker, Director of the FIFDH, Nicolas Savary, Photographer/Head of Higher Education at Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey (CEPV) and Nadine Wietlisbach, Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur.

The winner of the near. prize 2020 will be awarded 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work, the publication of the awarded project in the next issue of La Couleur des jours and a free one-year near. membership.

application form here 

* the near. prize is reserved exclusively for the members of the association. 
Next deadline to become a near. member is September 1, 2020.
near. membership application

 

Open call*

Deadline 
October 1, 2020

With the idea of developing additional support for the association’s photographers, near. launches the second edition of the near. prize, an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Each year, a specific theme is chosen by the committee. This year’s theme is «encounters».

The composition of the jury this year is: Isabelle Gattiker, Director of the FIFDH, Nicolas Savary, Photographer/Head of Higher Education at Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey (CEPV) and Nadine Wietlisbach, Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur.

The winner of the near. prize 2020 will be awarded 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work, the publication of the awarded project in the next issue of La Couleur des jours and a free one-year near. membership.

application form here 

* the near. prize is reserved exclusively for the members of the association. 
Next deadline to become a near. member is September 1, 2020.
near. membership application

more ...

01 October 2020 (deadline)
near. prize 2020

Open call*

Deadline 
October 1, 2020

With the idea of developing additional support for the association’s photographers, near. launches the second edition of the near. prize, an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Each year, a specific theme is chosen by the committee. This year’s theme is «encounters».

The composition of the jury this year is: Isabelle Gattiker, Director of the FIFDH, Nicolas Savary, Photographer/Head of Higher Education at Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey (CEPV) and Nadine Wietlisbach, Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur.

The winner of the near. prize 2020 will be awarded 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work, the publication of the awarded project in the next issue of La Couleur des jours and a free one-year near. membership.

application form here 

* the near. prize is reserved exclusively for the members of the association. 
Next deadline to become a near. member is September 1, 2020.
near. membership application

03 November 2020
crit group #2 with Melody Gygax

Want to tell a story editing your body of work? May it be for an exhibition or a book, or just to make the next step in your ongoing project. If you find yourself in the middle of a photographic project and would like some feedback, join the next near. crit group. In a small group - accompanied by editor/curator Melody Gygax - you present your «work in progress». With the feedback from each photographer and from our invited guest, you can sharpen and advance the process of the photo series you are working on.

Melody Gygax is the Swiss agent of MAGNUM PHOTOS. Photography has been at the centre of her life for over twenty years, first as a picture editor for various media for many years and most recently as head of photography at the Basler Zeitung. As a photo editor/curator she now works with brands, advertising agencies, corporate publishers, photo galleries, cultural institutions and photographers, showing them how to take their visual storytelling to the next level. Melody is a regular jury member for photography competitions, is active as a qualified juror, teaches photography in the areas of conception, editing & storytelling, photo editing and is a long-standing expert on various portfolio reviews and holds seminars at the most important photography festivals in Switzerland. www.melodygygax.com / creative.magnumphotos.com


Location: Zürich, Brauerstrasse 58, 8004 Zürich Date: Tuesday 03 November, 2020 After the success of last year we decided to propose two sessions the same day:
Slot 1: 9:00 to 13:00
Slot 2: 14:00 to 18:00

Costs: near. members 25.– / non-members 50.– Number of participants: max. 4 persons per group (near. members have priority) Language: english or german (depending on participants) Registrations are only open from: 24 September 8am ending 27 Sept 8pm (first come first served) Write an email indicating which slot you want to take part in, to ann@near.li
We will get in touch with you as soon as the registrations close, you will be given the list of participants as well as additional information for the payement.
PS: Meeting point for Slot 1 is at 8:30 at Café Miro, Brauerstrasse 58 (K4), ZH Lunch is not included but an informal quick lunch could be improvised in the neighbourhood, as well as a drink at the end of the day.

(portrait Melody Gygax © Lucas Ziegler)

 

 

Want to tell a story editing your body of work? May it be for an exhibition or a book, or just to make the next step in your ongoing project. If you find yourself in the middle of a photographic project and would like some feedback, join the next near. crit group. In a small group - accompanied by editor/curator Melody Gygax - you present your «work in progress». With the feedback from each photographer and from our invited guest, you can sharpen and advance the process of the photo series you are working on.

Melody Gygax is the Swiss agent of MAGNUM PHOTOS. Photography has been at the centre of her life for over twenty years, first as a picture editor for various media for many years and most recently as head of photography at the Basler Zeitung. As a photo editor/curator she now works with brands, advertising agencies, corporate publishers, photo galleries, cultural institutions and photographers, showing them how to take their visual storytelling to the next level. Melody is a regular jury member for photography competitions, is active as a qualified juror, teaches photography in the areas of conception, editing & storytelling, photo editing and is a long-standing expert on various portfolio reviews and holds seminars at the most important photography festivals in Switzerland. www.melodygygax.com / creative.magnumphotos.com


Location: Zürich, Brauerstrasse 58, 8004 Zürich Date: Tuesday 03 November, 2020 After the success of last year we decided to propose two sessions the same day:
Slot 1: 9:00 to 13:00
Slot 2: 14:00 to 18:00

Costs: near. members 25.– / non-members 50.– Number of participants: max. 4 persons per group (near. members have priority) Language: english or german (depending on participants) Registrations are only open from: 24 September 8am ending 27 Sept 8pm (first come first served) Write an email indicating which slot you want to take part in, to ann@near.li
We will get in touch with you as soon as the registrations close, you will be given the list of participants as well as additional information for the payement.
PS: Meeting point for Slot 1 is at 8:30 at Café Miro, Brauerstrasse 58 (K4), ZH Lunch is not included but an informal quick lunch could be improvised in the neighbourhood, as well as a drink at the end of the day.

(portrait Melody Gygax © Lucas Ziegler)

 

more ...

03 November 2020
crit group #2 with Melody Gygax

Want to tell a story editing your body of work? May it be for an exhibition or a book, or just to make the next step in your ongoing project. If you find yourself in the middle of a photographic project and would like some feedback, join the next near. crit group. In a small group - accompanied by editor/curator Melody Gygax - you present your «work in progress». With the feedback from each photographer and from our invited guest, you can sharpen and advance the process of the photo series you are working on.

Melody Gygax is the Swiss agent of MAGNUM PHOTOS. Photography has been at the centre of her life for over twenty years, first as a picture editor for various media for many years and most recently as head of photography at the Basler Zeitung. As a photo editor/curator she now works with brands, advertising agencies, corporate publishers, photo galleries, cultural institutions and photographers, showing them how to take their visual storytelling to the next level. Melody is a regular jury member for photography competitions, is active as a qualified juror, teaches photography in the areas of conception, editing & storytelling, photo editing and is a long-standing expert on various portfolio reviews and holds seminars at the most important photography festivals in Switzerland. www.melodygygax.com / creative.magnumphotos.com


Location: Zürich, Brauerstrasse 58, 8004 Zürich Date: Tuesday 03 November, 2020 After the success of last year we decided to propose two sessions the same day:
Slot 1: 9:00 to 13:00
Slot 2: 14:00 to 18:00

Costs: near. members 25.– / non-members 50.– Number of participants: max. 4 persons per group (near. members have priority) Language: english or german (depending on participants) Registrations are only open from: 24 September 8am ending 27 Sept 8pm (first come first served) Write an email indicating which slot you want to take part in, to ann@near.li
We will get in touch with you as soon as the registrations close, you will be given the list of participants as well as additional information for the payement.
PS: Meeting point for Slot 1 is at 8:30 at Café Miro, Brauerstrasse 58 (K4), ZH Lunch is not included but an informal quick lunch could be improvised in the neighbourhood, as well as a drink at the end of the day.

(portrait Melody Gygax © Lucas Ziegler)

 

18 November 2020
Winner near. prize 2020

near.prize 2020 winner Nicolas Delaroche


We are happy to finally reveal the winner of the second edition of the near. prize. Congratulations Nicolas Delaroche!  The near.prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. This year, the winner will be awarded by 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work, a publication of the awarded project in the next issue of La Couleur des jours and a free one-year near. membership. The jury of the prize, composed by Isabelle Gattiker, Director of the FIFDH, Nicolas Savary, Photographer/Head of Higher Education at Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey (CEPV) and Nadine Wietlisbach, Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur, went through all the applications and selected a winner after a discussion that took place end of October.  Nicolas Delaroche with TROPOGRAPHIE, 2015-2020 Here are the words of the jury: The Jury has decided to award the near. prize 2020  to ‘Tropographie’, a singular and precise work, but also extremely fresh, joyful and punchy. By playing on irony, collage, impeccable graphics and the superimposition of layers, this work cleverly proposes a triple game of encounters: that between Nicolas Delaroche and Gabrielle Boder, a game of echoes between different exhibition venues, but also an explicit encounter with the person observing the image, invited to give his or her own interpretation of a double language. It is also a beautiful proposal for reflection on the medium of photography and the way it is exhibited.


Special mention
Anne Gabriel-Jürgens with ZOE ‘viel Glück zum Muttertag’, 2009-2020

For the second edition of the near. prize, the Jury has decided to award a special mention to the work Zoe. They were deeply touched by this long-lasting work, which documents a complex encounter that is not at all like a fairy tale: the one between a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law. Anne Gabriel-Jurgens questions with great intelligence and an extremely fine and mastered aesthetic the passage from childhood to adolescence, but also raises the question of appropriation, and the families we choose for ourselves. The result is a deeply enchanting and very personal work.

https://nicolasdelaroche.com/#tropographies-2015-20
http://gabriel-juergens.net/project/zoe
http://www.lacouleurdesjours.ch/

 

 

near.prize 2020 winner Nicolas Delaroche


We are happy to finally reveal the winner of the second edition of the near. prize. Congratulations Nicolas Delaroche!  The near.prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. This year, the winner will be awarded by 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work, a publication of the awarded project in the next issue of La Couleur des jours and a free one-year near. membership. The jury of the prize, composed by Isabelle Gattiker, Director of the FIFDH, Nicolas Savary, Photographer/Head of Higher Education at Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey (CEPV) and Nadine Wietlisbach, Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur, went through all the applications and selected a winner after a discussion that took place end of October.  Nicolas Delaroche with TROPOGRAPHIE, 2015-2020 Here are the words of the jury: The Jury has decided to award the near. prize 2020  to ‘Tropographie’, a singular and precise work, but also extremely fresh, joyful and punchy. By playing on irony, collage, impeccable graphics and the superimposition of layers, this work cleverly proposes a triple game of encounters: that between Nicolas Delaroche and Gabrielle Boder, a game of echoes between different exhibition venues, but also an explicit encounter with the person observing the image, invited to give his or her own interpretation of a double language. It is also a beautiful proposal for reflection on the medium of photography and the way it is exhibited.


Special mention
Anne Gabriel-Jürgens with ZOE ‘viel Glück zum Muttertag’, 2009-2020

For the second edition of the near. prize, the Jury has decided to award a special mention to the work Zoe. They were deeply touched by this long-lasting work, which documents a complex encounter that is not at all like a fairy tale: the one between a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law. Anne Gabriel-Jurgens questions with great intelligence and an extremely fine and mastered aesthetic the passage from childhood to adolescence, but also raises the question of appropriation, and the families we choose for ourselves. The result is a deeply enchanting and very personal work.

https://nicolasdelaroche.com/#tropographies-2015-20
http://gabriel-juergens.net/project/zoe
http://www.lacouleurdesjours.ch/

 

more ...

18 November 2020
Winner near. prize 2020

near.prize 2020 winner Nicolas Delaroche


We are happy to finally reveal the winner of the second edition of the near. prize. Congratulations Nicolas Delaroche!  The near.prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. This year, the winner will be awarded by 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work, a publication of the awarded project in the next issue of La Couleur des jours and a free one-year near. membership. The jury of the prize, composed by Isabelle Gattiker, Director of the FIFDH, Nicolas Savary, Photographer/Head of Higher Education at Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey (CEPV) and Nadine Wietlisbach, Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur, went through all the applications and selected a winner after a discussion that took place end of October.  Nicolas Delaroche with TROPOGRAPHIE, 2015-2020 Here are the words of the jury: The Jury has decided to award the near. prize 2020  to ‘Tropographie’, a singular and precise work, but also extremely fresh, joyful and punchy. By playing on irony, collage, impeccable graphics and the superimposition of layers, this work cleverly proposes a triple game of encounters: that between Nicolas Delaroche and Gabrielle Boder, a game of echoes between different exhibition venues, but also an explicit encounter with the person observing the image, invited to give his or her own interpretation of a double language. It is also a beautiful proposal for reflection on the medium of photography and the way it is exhibited.


Special mention
Anne Gabriel-Jürgens with ZOE ‘viel Glück zum Muttertag’, 2009-2020

For the second edition of the near. prize, the Jury has decided to award a special mention to the work Zoe. They were deeply touched by this long-lasting work, which documents a complex encounter that is not at all like a fairy tale: the one between a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law. Anne Gabriel-Jurgens questions with great intelligence and an extremely fine and mastered aesthetic the passage from childhood to adolescence, but also raises the question of appropriation, and the families we choose for ourselves. The result is a deeply enchanting and very personal work.

https://nicolasdelaroche.com/#tropographies-2015-20
http://gabriel-juergens.net/project/zoe
http://www.lacouleurdesjours.ch/

 

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