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HomeContentsThemes > Switzerland


Information requests
28.01   Improving content on countries
28.02   Daguerreotypes: Switzerland
28.03   Costumes of Switzerland
28.04   Illustrated magazines in Switzerland
This theme includes example sections and will be revised and added to as we proceed. Suggestions for additions, improvements and the correction of factual errors are always appreciated.
Information requests 
28.01   Europe >  Improving content on countries 
We are seeking to extend the information and examples we can share on this country.
  • Earliest photographs
  • Key photographers and their studios
  • Major documentary photographic series
  • Significant historical events
  • Books, magazines and journals - including their covers
  • Photographic societies and associations - including outings and meetings
These points are indicative of topics that could be included on this page and if you have expertise you would like to share now is the time to get in touch.
If you are able to assist in any way it is appreciated.
28.02   Europe >  Daguerreotypes: Switzerland 
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28.03   Europe >  Costumes of Switzerland 
28.04   Europe >  Illustrated magazines in Switzerland 
Prior to the Second World War (1939-1945) the major publication in Switzerland with photoreportage was Zürcher Illustrierte edited by Arnold Kübler but in 1941 it's publisher, Conzett & Huber, closed it down because of declining advertising revenues due to the war. During it's life it had included photographs by Werner Bischof, Paul Senn, Emil Schulthess, Hans Staub and Emil Mettler. When it ceased publication it was replaced by the monthly du where Arnold Kübler remained the editor until 1957.


HomeContents > Further research

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General reading 
2012, C’est la vie. Photos de presse suisse depuis 1940, (Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum / Limmat Verlag) isbn-13: 978-3905875324 [Exhibition catalogue] [Δ
George, Hereford Brooke, 1866, The Oberland and its Glaciers: Explored and Illustrated with Ice-Axe and Camera, (London: Alfred W. Bennett) [Contains 28 tipped-in albumen prints by Ernest Edwards] [Δ
Macek, Vaclav, 2011, The History of European Photography 1900-2000, (Central European House of Photography) isbn-13: 978-8085739558 [Three volumes] [Δ
Perret, Rene, 1991, Frappante Aehnlichkeit, (Brugy: BEA) [Δ
Pfrunder, Peter (ed.) et al., 2011, Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present, (Lars Muller Publishers; Mul edition) isbn-10: 3037782749 isbn-13: 978-3037782743 [Δ
Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
Francis Frith 
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1865, Hyperion, (London) [Third edition. Illustrated with twenty-four photographs of the Rhine, Switzerland, and the Tyrol, by F. Frith.] [Δ
Albert Steiner 
Hammond, Anne et. al., 2008, Albert Steiner: Das Fotografische Werk, (Steidl) isbn-10: 3865212042 isbn-13: 978-3865212047 [Δ
Steiner, Albert, 1930, Schnee Winter Sonne, (Zurich-Erlenbach / Leipzig: Rotapfel-Verlag) [Δ
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan - 

HomeContentsPhotographers > Photographers worth investigating

Alfred Backhouse  (1823-1888) • G.K. Ballance • Stefan Banz  (1961-) • Werner Bischof  (1916-1954) • William England  (1830-1896) • Jean-Gabriel Eynard  (1775-1863) • Theo Frey  (1908-1997) • Robert Cameron Galton  (1830-1902) • James Peter Knight • Herbert Matter  (1907-1984) • Arnold Odermatt  (1925-) • John Ruskin  (1819-1900) • Gotthard Schuh  (1897-1969) • Paul Senn  (1901-1953) • Joseph Lawson Sisson Jr.  (check) • Albert Steiner • Jakob Tuggener  (1904-1988)
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A wider gazeRelated topics 
Daguerreotypists - Switzerland 
Kollegiums Schweizerischer Photographen 

HomeContentsOnline exhibitions > Switzerland

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ThumbnailG.K. Ballance: Travel in Switzerland and Italy 
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Released (August 14, 2007)
ThumbnailTheo Frey: Swiss reportage photography 
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Released (May 13, 2008)

HomeVisual indexes > Switzerland

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ThumbnailFrancis Frith: Illustrations for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Hyperion (1865) 
About this photographer | Photographs by this photographer 
ThumbnailJean-Gabriel Eynard: Switzerland: Geneva 
About this photographer | Photographs by this photographer 
ThumbnailWilliam England: L'Hospice du Grand St. Bernard et le Mont Velan 
About this photographer | Photographs by this photographer 
ThumbnailSwitzerland: Chateau de Chillon 
ThumbnailSwitzerland: Fribourg - Freiburg 
ThumbnailSwitzerland: Geneva 
ThumbnailSwitzerland: Lucerne 
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