Events Calendar

August 31 2024 Opening of Verzasca Foto

Near. prize winner Tiziana Amico, exhibition at Verzasca Foto Festival!

Sunday March 24th at 11h —Sunday October 27th

Exhibition Stephen Kelly - ‘Crest’
Museo Onsernonese, Loco
With an introduction by the art historian and curator Guido Magnaguagno

Winner of the 2024 near. prize edition – Tiziana Amico


Her work will be exhibited at the Verzasca Foto Festival 2024. Come and join us in beautiful Ticino for the opening days August 30 - 31.

Winner of the 2024 near. prize edition – Tiziana Amico


Her work will be exhibited at the Verzasca Foto Festival 2024. Come and join us in beautiful Ticino for the opening days August 30 - 31.

NEW near. website

We are working on a new near. website – with Leonardo Angelucci/Unstated.
Launch planned for late summer, members, be prepared to update your content very soon!

NEW near. website

We are working on a new near. website – with Leonardo Angelucci/Unstated.
Launch planned for late summer, members, be prepared to update your content very soon!

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July 4, 2024
Pool Collective x near. goes to Arles


We are very excited to inform you that the dates and location for our event during the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles have been confirmed. We are collaborating with Pool collective  to host an apéro and present our associations at the Librairie du Palais. Alongside this evening we are organising a DIY poster campaign throughout the city of Arles.

July 4, 2024
Pool Collective x near. goes to Arles


We are very excited to inform you that the dates and location for our event during the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles have been confirmed. We are collaborating with Pool collective  to host an apéro and present our associations at the Librairie du Palais. Alongside this evening we are organising a DIY poster campaign throughout the city of Arles.

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near. x nuit des images BYOB
22.6.2024, 10pm-1am

near. photographers will be bringing their beamers and are presenting an abundance of images on the Plateforme 10 esplanade.

Mainly concerned with the themes of nature, artifacts and identity, discover the work of Tiziana Amico, Graziella Antonini, Yann Amstutz, Thomas Annaheim Lambert, Zoé Aubry, Rebecca Bowring, Aline Bovard Rudaz, Delphine Burtin, Margaux Corda, Marie-Pierre Cravedi, Matthieu Croizier, Ankita Das, Tomasz Fall, Matthias Forster, Anne Gabriel-Jürgens, Yann Haeberlin, Fabian Hugo, Emilien Itim, Khashayar Javanmardi, Stephen Kelly, Yann Laubscher, Arthur Lehmann, Samuel Matzig, Cécile Monnier Laurence Rasti, Nora Rupp, Roxana Savin and Mihai Sovaiala

 

near. x nuit des images BYOB
22.6.2024, 10pm-1am

near. photographers will be bringing their beamers and are presenting an abundance of images on the Plateforme 10 esplanade.

Mainly concerned with the themes of nature, artifacts and identity, discover the work of Tiziana Amico, Graziella Antonini, Yann Amstutz, Thomas Annaheim Lambert, Zoé Aubry, Rebecca Bowring, Aline Bovard Rudaz, Delphine Burtin, Margaux Corda, Marie-Pierre Cravedi, Matthieu Croizier, Ankita Das, Tomasz Fall, Matthias Forster, Anne Gabriel-Jürgens, Yann Haeberlin, Fabian Hugo, Emilien Itim, Khashayar Javanmardi, Stephen Kelly, Yann Laubscher, Arthur Lehmann, Samuel Matzig, Cécile Monnier Laurence Rasti, Nora Rupp, Roxana Savin and Mihai Sovaiala

 

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Bieler Fototage / Journées photographiques de Bienne

near is pleased to invite you and your near friend and family to join us for a guided tour of the shows in Bienne / Biel in the very special company of the photographers Pedro Rodrigues, winner of the near Prize 2023, Rebecca Bowring, winner of the near prize 2021, Julien Heimann photographer member of near and Sarah Girard, director of the festival.

The entrance is being taken care by us!
Saturday 18th of May, 2.15pm, meeting point 10 Juraplatz

Bieler Fototag/ Journées photographiques de Bienne, Pedro Rodrigues, Rebecca Bowring, Julien Heimann and Sarah Girard

Bieler Fototage / Journées photographiques de Bienne

near is pleased to invite you and your near friend and family to join us for a guided tour of the shows in Bienne / Biel in the very special company of the photographers Pedro Rodrigues, winner of the near Prize 2023, Rebecca Bowring, winner of the near prize 2021, Julien Heimann photographer member of near and Sarah Girard, director of the festival.

The entrance is being taken care by us!
Saturday 18th of May, 2.15pm, meeting point 10 Juraplatz

Bieler Fototag/ Journées photographiques de Bienne, Pedro Rodrigues, Rebecca Bowring, Julien Heimann and Sarah Girard

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Call for entries for the near. prize 2024

We are thrilled to announce the opening of the call for entries for the near. prize 2024!
The winner of the near. prize 2024 will have the opportunity to showcase their work at Verzasca Foto Festival 2024, as well as being awarded 1000 CHF and a free one-year near. membership.

Call for entries for the near. prize 2024

We are thrilled to announce the opening of the call for entries for the near. prize 2024!
The winner of the near. prize 2024 will have the opportunity to showcase their work at Verzasca Foto Festival 2024, as well as being awarded 1000 CHF and a free one-year near. membership.

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Thursday, 4. April 2024
Pro Helvetia x near Workshop


Join us for an exciting meeting with Ascanio Cecco, where we dive into the world of funding opportunities from Pro Helvetia!
4. April, 3-5pm
 

Thursday, 4. April 2024
Pro Helvetia x near Workshop


Join us for an exciting meeting with Ascanio Cecco, where we dive into the world of funding opportunities from Pro Helvetia!
4. April, 3-5pm
 

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Wednesday 13. March 2024
Crit group # 8 with Amélie Schüle


near. Crit Groups aim to present and discuss your “work in progress”. In a small group – accompanied by an expert and by your peers – you present, exchange, discuss your projects during a whole day.

Wednesday 13. March 2024
Crit group # 8 with Amélie Schüle


near. Crit Groups aim to present and discuss your “work in progress”. In a small group – accompanied by an expert and by your peers – you present, exchange, discuss your projects during a whole day.

Become a member

Next deadline:
Sept 1st 2024

Become a member

Next deadline:
Sept 1st 2024

near. collection

Created on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of near swiss association for contemporary photography, the “near photographic collection” aims to materialize in a tangible collection the association's contribution to the Swiss contemporary photography scene since its inception. Its objective is to acquire, one key image for each of the hundred members the association had at its 10-year mark. Furthermore, it is intended to be preserved by a Swiss public institution or museum to endure over time, be showcased by both the association and the institution, serve as the subject of exhibitions and loans, and be accompanied by scholarly documentation.

To ensure the feasibility and sustainability of the collection, near allocates at least a tenth of its annual budget for the acquisition of new images. Fundraising efforts complement and expedite the pace of acquisitions.

To date the near. photographic collection includes images of: Dominique Taufen, Sandrine Lagnaz, Anne-Sophie Aeby, Yann Amstutz, Graziella Antonini, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond,
Rebecca Bowring, Thomas Brasey, Sophie Brasey, Delphine Burtin, Aline d’Auria, Nicolas Delaroche, Daniela Droz, David Gagnebin-de-Bon, Matthieu Gafsou, Julien Heimann, Aline Henchoz, Vincent Jendly, Catherine Leutenegger, Brigitte Lustenberger, Olivier Lovey, Murielle Michetti, Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup, Antigoni Papantoni, Virginie Rebetez, Damien Sivier, Delphine Schacher.
And many more in the coming times…

 

 

near. collection

Created on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of near swiss association for contemporary photography, the “near photographic collection” aims to materialize in a tangible collection the association's contribution to the Swiss contemporary photography scene since its inception. Its objective is to acquire, one key image for each of the hundred members the association had at its 10-year mark. Furthermore, it is intended to be preserved by a Swiss public institution or museum to endure over time, be showcased by both the association and the institution, serve as the subject of exhibitions and loans, and be accompanied by scholarly documentation.

To ensure the feasibility and sustainability of the collection, near allocates at least a tenth of its annual budget for the acquisition of new images. Fundraising efforts complement and expedite the pace of acquisitions.

To date the near. photographic collection includes images of: Dominique Taufen, Sandrine Lagnaz, Anne-Sophie Aeby, Yann Amstutz, Graziella Antonini, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond,
Rebecca Bowring, Thomas Brasey, Sophie Brasey, Delphine Burtin, Aline d’Auria, Nicolas Delaroche, Daniela Droz, David Gagnebin-de-Bon, Matthieu Gafsou, Julien Heimann, Aline Henchoz, Vincent Jendly, Catherine Leutenegger, Brigitte Lustenberger, Olivier Lovey, Murielle Michetti, Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup, Antigoni Papantoni, Virginie Rebetez, Damien Sivier, Delphine Schacher.
And many more in the coming times…

 

 

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Winner of Near. Prize 2023

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the near. prize 2023: Pedro Rodrigues for his project “Movement in the alpine Landscape”! The project will be presented during the next edition of Bieler Fototage, congratulations Pedro!

Winner of Near. Prize 2023

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the near. prize 2023: Pedro Rodrigues for his project “Movement in the alpine Landscape”! The project will be presented during the next edition of Bieler Fototage, congratulations Pedro!

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near. is booklette

Join us in Lausanne on Saturday, September 16 at 11am for Photobooks & Women.

 

near. is booklette

Join us in Lausanne on Saturday, September 16 at 11am for Photobooks & Women.

 

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crit group #7
in Winterthur – with Nadine Wietlisbach

Thursday 28. September 2023
(in english)

 

crit group #7
in Winterthur – with Nadine Wietlisbach

Thursday 28. September 2023
(in english)

 

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Guided tour with Anna Konstantinova at Art Vontobel

15 August, at 5pm
Zurich, Gotthardstrasse 43,
Entrance reception

 

Guided tour with Anna Konstantinova at Art Vontobel

15 August, at 5pm
Zurich, Gotthardstrasse 43,
Entrance reception

 

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Call for entries – near. prize 2023

We are thrilled to announce the opening of the call for entries for the near. prize 2023!
 

The winner of the near. prize 2023 will have the opportunity to showcase their work at Les Journées photographiques de Bienne/Die Bieler Fototage 2024, as well as being awarded 1000 CHF and a free one-year near. membership.
 
This year’s jury panel comprises esteemed individuals in the art world: Joanna Kamm, Director of Liste Art Fair Basel ; Sarah Girard, Director of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography ; and the committee of near. counting as one vote.

 

Call for entries – near. prize 2023

We are thrilled to announce the opening of the call for entries for the near. prize 2023!
 

The winner of the near. prize 2023 will have the opportunity to showcase their work at Les Journées photographiques de Bienne/Die Bieler Fototage 2024, as well as being awarded 1000 CHF and a free one-year near. membership.
 
This year’s jury panel comprises esteemed individuals in the art world: Joanna Kamm, Director of Liste Art Fair Basel ; Sarah Girard, Director of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography ; and the committee of near. counting as one vote.

 

near. family

near. is promotion, network and community. near. is artists, curators, historians, and journalists.

near. family

near. is promotion, network and community. near. is artists, curators, historians, and journalists.

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near. prize x Galerie Strates

Exhibition — Marie Pierre Cravedi
À quoi ont-ils pensé quand tout est devenu noir?
Vernissage Thursday, June 8, 2023 18:00 - Galerie Startes Lausanne https://www.strates.ch/galerie

 

 

 

near. prize x Galerie Strates

Exhibition — Marie Pierre Cravedi
À quoi ont-ils pensé quand tout est devenu noir?
Vernissage Thursday, June 8, 2023 18:00 - Galerie Startes Lausanne https://www.strates.ch/galerie

 

 

 

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near. morning coffee x Ordinary Man with Matthieu Croizier

22 March 2023 (from 8 to 9 am)

Ordinary Man Coffee / Lausanne

 

near. morning coffee x Ordinary Man with Matthieu Croizier

22 March 2023 (from 8 to 9 am)

Ordinary Man Coffee / Lausanne

 

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near x Photo Basel

Guided Tour by Artistic Director Alessa Widmer

June 16. 2023 — 6pm
Meeting point at Volkshaus

 

near x Photo Basel

Guided Tour by Artistic Director Alessa Widmer

June 16. 2023 — 6pm
Meeting point at Volkshaus

 

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Photographer’s talk #5 with Laia Abril and Arianna Guidi

March 30, 2023 - 7pm
We are very happy to invite you to the first Photographer's Talk for 2023 at CEPV Vevey.

Photographer’s talk #5 with Laia Abril and Arianna Guidi

March 30, 2023 - 7pm
We are very happy to invite you to the first Photographer's Talk for 2023 at CEPV Vevey.

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near x Musée d’art de Pully

Vernissage March 9, 2023 at 6pm – Join us!

Exhibition ongoing until June 19, 2023.
‘Du Nil au Léman. Regards Contemporains’ with artworks by Céline Burnand, Vidya Gastaldon, Jeanne et Moreau, Rayane Jemaa and near. swiss association for contemporary photography.

32 near. photographers will be part of the exhibition.

 

near x Musée d’art de Pully

Vernissage March 9, 2023 at 6pm – Join us!

Exhibition ongoing until June 19, 2023.
‘Du Nil au Léman. Regards Contemporains’ with artworks by Céline Burnand, Vidya Gastaldon, Jeanne et Moreau, Rayane Jemaa and near. swiss association for contemporary photography.

32 near. photographers will be part of the exhibition.

 

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Winner of the near.prize 2022 is Marie-Pierre Cravedi

“What did they think when it got dark?”

The work of Marie-Pierre Cravedi is an exploration of loss and personal grief, and it touched us in a very deep, almost inexplicable way. Choosing an extremely difficult intimate subject - her own miscarriages - to work with, Cravedi depicts her own struggles in a subtle and intuitive, yet very powerful way. Her process becomes her own therapy, her care for photographic accidents creates a way to talk about this topic openly with the viewer, and her approach to the medium displays an attempt to build a different kind of relationship with her own self. This series is a mesmerising body of work, which manages to express both the fragility and the strength of the author in a photographic way, becoming in some sort a visual poetry with its own language, metaphors, and symbolism.

Words of the jury @annaknstn

Winner of the near.prize 2022 is Marie-Pierre Cravedi

“What did they think when it got dark?”

The work of Marie-Pierre Cravedi is an exploration of loss and personal grief, and it touched us in a very deep, almost inexplicable way. Choosing an extremely difficult intimate subject - her own miscarriages - to work with, Cravedi depicts her own struggles in a subtle and intuitive, yet very powerful way. Her process becomes her own therapy, her care for photographic accidents creates a way to talk about this topic openly with the viewer, and her approach to the medium displays an attempt to build a different kind of relationship with her own self. This series is a mesmerising body of work, which manages to express both the fragility and the strength of the author in a photographic way, becoming in some sort a visual poetry with its own language, metaphors, and symbolism.

Words of the jury @annaknstn

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Guided tour with Matthieu Gafsou and Victoria Mühlig (curator) at the Musée d’art de Pully.


Thursday 1. December 2022
18h30
(in french/english)

 

 

 

Guided tour with Matthieu Gafsou and Victoria Mühlig (curator) at the Musée d’art de Pully.


Thursday 1. December 2022
18h30
(in french/english)

 

 

 

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Pool X near. conversation

29.09.2022 - 6:00pm

Round table discussion showing work in progress organized in collaboration with the Pool Collective.
Conversation with Melody Gygax

 

 

Pool X near. conversation

29.09.2022 - 6:00pm

Round table discussion showing work in progress organized in collaboration with the Pool Collective.
Conversation with Melody Gygax

 

 

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crit group #6
in Biel/Bienne – with Nicolas Polli
Atelier Robert


Tuesday 1. November 2022 / all day
(in english)

 

 

 

crit group #6
in Biel/Bienne – with Nicolas Polli
Atelier Robert


Tuesday 1. November 2022 / all day
(in english)

 

 

 

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Images Vevey members guided tour

Saturday 10 September 2022, 13:30-15:00

We are glad to invite you to a private guided tour of the next Festival Images Vevey exhibitions followed by an aperitif with the curatorial team of the festival. It will take place on Saturday 10 September from 13:30-15:00. On this day the festival is also hosting the « Booklette - Swiss phonebooks & cheese » from 14:00-19:00 with book signings at 17:00. It’s a great opportunity to check the exhibitions, meet the team of the festival and connect with photographers.

 

Images Vevey members guided tour

Saturday 10 September 2022, 13:30-15:00

We are glad to invite you to a private guided tour of the next Festival Images Vevey exhibitions followed by an aperitif with the curatorial team of the festival. It will take place on Saturday 10 September from 13:30-15:00. On this day the festival is also hosting the « Booklette - Swiss phonebooks & cheese » from 14:00-19:00 with book signings at 17:00. It’s a great opportunity to check the exhibitions, meet the team of the festival and connect with photographers.

 

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27.8.22— crit group #4 in Lenzburg with Elisa Medde, Editor-in-chief FOAM Magazine

near. Crit Groups aim to present and discuss your “work in progress”. In a small group - accompanied by the experts and by your peers - you present, exchange, discuss over all projects during a whole day. With the feedback from each photographer and from our invited guests, you can sharpen and advance the process of the photo series you are working on.

 

27.8.22— crit group #4 in Lenzburg with Elisa Medde, Editor-in-chief FOAM Magazine

near. Crit Groups aim to present and discuss your “work in progress”. In a small group - accompanied by the experts and by your peers - you present, exchange, discuss over all projects during a whole day. With the feedback from each photographer and from our invited guests, you can sharpen and advance the process of the photo series you are working on.

 

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CANCELED
crit group #5 Fotofestival Lenzburg
with the Hartmann projects

Saturday October 1st  2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

CANCELED
crit group #5 Fotofestival Lenzburg
with the Hartmann projects

Saturday October 1st  2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secrets of the Val de Bagnes


Opening on June 11, 2022 from 9am
Val de Bagnes, Wallis
An exhibition created in collaboration with and produced by the PALP Festival.

 

Ten photographers from near. have been invited to meet ten inhabitants of the Val de Bagnes in order to draw one of their secrets into images. From the language of trees to the virtues of medicinal plants, the mysteries of cup-and-ring stones and the magic of the alembic, a wide range of subjects awaits you along a 25 km path, to be explored by bike or on foot.

 

With Cynthia Mai Ammann, Graziella Antonini, Tomasz Fall, Yann Haeberlin, Yann Laubscher, Arthur Lehmann, Laurence Rasti, Virginie Rebetez, Alfio Tommasini and Laurence von der Weid.

 

More information on: https://palpfestival.ch/en/evenements/secrets-of-the-val-de-bagnes/

Secrets of the Val de Bagnes


Opening on June 11, 2022 from 9am
Val de Bagnes, Wallis
An exhibition created in collaboration with and produced by the PALP Festival.

 

Ten photographers from near. have been invited to meet ten inhabitants of the Val de Bagnes in order to draw one of their secrets into images. From the language of trees to the virtues of medicinal plants, the mysteries of cup-and-ring stones and the magic of the alembic, a wide range of subjects awaits you along a 25 km path, to be explored by bike or on foot.

 

With Cynthia Mai Ammann, Graziella Antonini, Tomasz Fall, Yann Haeberlin, Yann Laubscher, Arthur Lehmann, Laurence Rasti, Virginie Rebetez, Alfio Tommasini and Laurence von der Weid.

 

More information on: https://palpfestival.ch/en/evenements/secrets-of-the-val-de-bagnes/

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30.9.21— crit group #3 in Bern with Andrea Gohl and Prof. Dr. Maren Polte

near. Crit Groups aim to present and discuss your “work in progress”. In a small group - accompanied by the experts and by your peers - you present, exchange, discuss over all projects during a whole day. With the feedback from each photographer and from our invited guests, you can sharpen and advance the process of the photo series you are working on.

 

30.9.21— crit group #3 in Bern with Andrea Gohl and Prof. Dr. Maren Polte

near. Crit Groups aim to present and discuss your “work in progress”. In a small group - accompanied by the experts and by your peers - you present, exchange, discuss over all projects during a whole day. With the feedback from each photographer and from our invited guests, you can sharpen and advance the process of the photo series you are working on.

 

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Biel Festival of Photography
Guided tour with the photographers & near.

 

Saturday 8th May, 11am to 1pm (German/French)
Departure from Photoforum Pasquart
Exhibitions tour with the festival’s photographers, Sarah Girard, director and Maude Oswald, art historian near. family member
The festival’s exhibitions include works from near. members Aline d’Auria, Catherine Leutenegger and Malgorzata Stankiewicz
www.bielerfototage.ch

 

Biel Festival of Photography
Guided tour with the photographers & near.

 

Saturday 8th May, 11am to 1pm (German/French)
Departure from Photoforum Pasquart
Exhibitions tour with the festival’s photographers, Sarah Girard, director and Maude Oswald, art historian near. family member
The festival’s exhibitions include works from near. members Aline d’Auria, Catherine Leutenegger and Malgorzata Stankiewicz
www.bielerfototage.ch

 

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near. prize 2021
Open call
Deadline October 1, 2021

near. launches the third edition of the near. prize. Each year, a specific theme is chosen by the committee. This year’s theme is «unspoken».

 

near. prize 2021
Open call
Deadline October 1, 2021

near. launches the third edition of the near. prize. Each year, a specific theme is chosen by the committee. This year’s theme is «unspoken».

 

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ECAL Talent Days 2021

near. was at the ECAL Talent Days on 28th June. near. met the 2021 graduates and presented the association and our activities to this young audience.
www.ecal.ch / © ECAL/Baptiste Lecanu
 

ECAL Talent Days 2021

near. was at the ECAL Talent Days on 28th June. near. met the 2021 graduates and presented the association and our activities to this young audience.
www.ecal.ch / © ECAL/Baptiste Lecanu
 

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crit group #2
in Zürich with Melody Gygax
Tuesday 03 November 2020

 

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.

 

crit group #2
in Zürich with Melody Gygax
Tuesday 03 November 2020

 

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.

 

Watch the near. ‘Photographer’s Talk’ with Elina Brotherus and Marie DuPasquier, recorded on February 12, 2020 at CEPV in Vevey

Watch the near. ‘Photographer’s Talk’ with Elina Brotherus and Marie DuPasquier, recorded on February 12, 2020 at CEPV in Vevey

Blue pages

All useful links to competitions, grants, festivals.

Blue pages

All useful links to competitions, grants, festivals.

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near.prize 2020
Nicolas Delaroche
Special mention: Anne Gabriel-Jürgens

 

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.

 

near.prize 2020
Nicolas Delaroche
Special mention: Anne Gabriel-Jürgens

 

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.

 

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Artificial Intersections

Our interactive installation was shown at the LabElysée of the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne from 29 January to 1 June 2020.
A project developed by near., the LabElysée and Gaël Hugo (one more studio, Paris).

Artificial Intersections

Our interactive installation was shown at the LabElysée of the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne from 29 January to 1 June 2020.
A project developed by near., the LabElysée and Gaël Hugo (one more studio, Paris).

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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».

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».

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Photographer’s Talk #4

On February 12, another «Photographer's Talk» took place in Vevey in collaboration with CEPV, with Elina Brotherus (photographer, Finland) and Marie DuPasquier (curator Display, Berlin).
The video will soon be available !

Photographer’s Talk #4

On February 12, another «Photographer's Talk» took place in Vevey in collaboration with CEPV, with Elina Brotherus (photographer, Finland) and Marie DuPasquier (curator Display, Berlin).
The video will soon be available !

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Malgorzata Stankiewicz
near. prize winner 2019!

The near. prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Read the words from the jury

 

Malgorzata Stankiewicz
near. prize winner 2019!

The near. prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Read the words from the jury

 

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What’s next 2020
Aarau — Spectrum

We will present our new AI project in collaboration with LAB/Elysée.
Nov. 29 2019, 13:30–18:00 PM
 

What’s next 2020
Aarau — Spectrum

We will present our new AI project in collaboration with LAB/Elysée.
Nov. 29 2019, 13:30–18:00 PM
 

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Talk at Biennale dell’Immagine Chiasso

in collaboration with Cons Arc / Galleria 

Talk with Elisa Rusca and near. members Aline d’Auria, Gian Paolo Minelli, Igor Ponti and Salvatore Vitale

Tuesday October 29  6:30 pm (followed by aperitivo)

 

Talk at Biennale dell’Immagine Chiasso

in collaboration with Cons Arc / Galleria 

Talk with Elisa Rusca and near. members Aline d’Auria, Gian Paolo Minelli, Igor Ponti and Salvatore Vitale

Tuesday October 29  6:30 pm (followed by aperitivo)

 

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Verzasca Foto Festival

We will be in Sonogno for the festival Sept. 5-8 2019.
Friday Sept. 6 at 1:30 pm near. talk with members Isabelle Blanc, Thomas Brasey and Yann Laubscher.
Saturday Sept 7 (morning) portfolio reviews.

www.verzascafoto.com

Verzasca Foto Festival

We will be in Sonogno for the festival Sept. 5-8 2019.
Friday Sept. 6 at 1:30 pm near. talk with members Isabelle Blanc, Thomas Brasey and Yann Laubscher.
Saturday Sept 7 (morning) portfolio reviews.

www.verzascafoto.com

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crit group #1 in Zürich
with Sascha Renner
Wednesday September 4, 2019

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 #1 in Zürich
with Sascha Renner
Wednesday September 4, 2019

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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near. was Arles 2019
near. x ECAL x YET

near. was Arles 2019
near. x ECAL x YET

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near. x ECAL x YET

near. PRIZE LAUNCH

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

near. x ECAL x YET

near. PRIZE LAUNCH

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

Listen to the ‘Photographer’s Talk’ with Laura Letinsky (Photographer, Canada) and Victoria Mühlig (Curator, Musée d’art de Pully) April 14 2019, 6pm, in the aula of the CEPV, Vevey.

Listen to the ‘Photographer’s Talk’ with Laura Letinsky (Photographer, Canada) and Victoria Mühlig (Curator, Musée d’art de Pully) April 14 2019, 6pm, in the aula of the CEPV, Vevey.

Biennale di Venezia — 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.

Biennale di Venezia — 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.

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Photo Basel Guided Tour

near. member Léa Girardin has invited us to a guided tour of the exhibition at Photo Basel.
Thursday June 13 2019 at 6:30 pm.
Apply here (before May 20 — 30 places available)

Photo Basel Guided Tour

near. member Léa Girardin has invited us to a guided tour of the exhibition at Photo Basel.
Thursday June 13 2019 at 6:30 pm.
Apply here (before May 20 — 30 places available)

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Photobook Switzerland
Biel

We will be at Photoforum in Biel on Friday 26th of April,
from 12-19h. Come and say hi !

Photobook Switzerland
Biel

We will be at Photoforum in Biel on Friday 26th of April,
from 12-19h. Come and say hi !

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Photographers’s Talk #3
Laura Letinsky
Victoria Mühlig

Third Photographer’s Talk, with Laura Letinsky (photographer, Canada) and Victoria Mühlig (curator, Musée d'art de Pully, Switzerland)
Thursday 14th of February, 6pm at CEPV, Vevey.

Photographers’s Talk #3
Laura Letinsky
Victoria Mühlig

Third Photographer’s Talk, with Laura Letinsky (photographer, Canada) and Victoria Mühlig (curator, Musée d'art de Pully, Switzerland)
Thursday 14th of February, 6pm at CEPV, Vevey.

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Photographers’s Talk #2
Asger Carlsen
Danaé Panchaud

Second Photographer’s Talk for 2018, with Asger Carlsen and Danaé Panchaud. Thursday 6th of December, 6pm at CEPV, Vevey

Photographers’s Talk #2
Asger Carlsen
Danaé Panchaud

Second Photographer’s Talk for 2018, with Asger Carlsen and Danaé Panchaud. Thursday 6th of December, 6pm at CEPV, Vevey

All our past publications in our

All our past publications in our

Watch the video of the ‘Photographer’s Talk’ with Geert Goiris (Photographer, Antwerp, Belgium) and Raphaël Biollay (Curator, Festival Images, Vevey)

Watch the video of the ‘Photographer’s Talk’ with Geert Goiris (Photographer, Antwerp, Belgium) and Raphaël Biollay (Curator, Festival Images, Vevey)

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near. was Arles

During the whole duration of the festival «Les Rencontres d’Arles 2018» near. has displayed its publications as well as various books of its members. The new near.-website was launched during an aperitif.
(photo: «Nacktwanderer» 2017 © by Roshan Adhihetty)

near. was Arles

During the whole duration of the festival «Les Rencontres d’Arles 2018» near. has displayed its publications as well as various books of its members. The new near.-website was launched during an aperitif.
(photo: «Nacktwanderer» 2017 © by Roshan Adhihetty)

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AI is near.

Our interactive projection was part of Images Vevey 2018.

AI is near.

Our interactive projection was part of Images Vevey 2018.

Read NEXT. near.’s monthly newsletter which was published between 2008-2015.

Read NEXT. near.’s monthly newsletter which was published between 2008-2015.

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Verzasca Foto Festival

near. has visited the other side of the Gotthard.

Verzasca Foto Festival

near. has visited the other side of the Gotthard.

 
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