Swiss Photobook Today at Art Book Depot
1. Taiyo Onorato / Nico Krebs, Continental Drift
2. Matthieu Gafsou, H+
3. Thomas Galler, Palm Trees, Sunsets, Turmoil
Afghanistan and Iraq 2001–2016
4. Chloe Tun Tun, Last Time Burma
5. André Gelpke, Amok
6. Augustin Rebetez, Anthill (meteorites)
7. Kurt Caviezel, The Encyclopedia of Kurt Caviezel
8. Catherine Leutenegger, Kodak City
9. Laurence Rasti, There Are No Homosexuals in Iran
10. Eric Bachmann, Muhammad Ali, Zürich, 26.12.1971
11. Agathe Zaerpour, Philippine Chaumont, Things People Wear in Kenya
12. Maya Rochat, Crystal Clear
13. Salvatore Vitale, How to Secure a Country
14. Jean-Vincent Simone, In Bloom
15. Rico Scagliola & Michael Meier, years later…
Art Book Depot has also invited Swiss photographer Laurence Rasti to present and talk about her work There are No Homosexuals in Iran on 25 Jan, Art Book Depot.
from There Are No Homosexuals in Iran (c) Laurence Rasti
About ‘Swiss Photobook Today’
It is clear that the interest in photobooks is rising in Switzerland, as well as throughout the world, which is evidenced by a recent surge of research activities, exhibitions, new festivals and awards.
In 2013, Pro Helvetia launched a specific promotion tool to support the book publication process for the Swiss photographers working with national or international publishing houses. About 40 books have been issued by now, such as international bestsellers “Kodak City” by Catherine Leutenegger (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2014) or “Continental Drift” by Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs (Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich, 2017), as well as publications distributed through the channels of self-publishing and small publishing houses, which are modest in scale, but no less essential and representative of current production.
For the exhibition “Swiss Photobook Today”, Pro Helvetia New Delhi selected fifteen most relevant publications to be exhibited at Art Book Depot 2020. The selection reflects the diversity of content and form. Some authors see photography as a historical document or create conceptual designs based on found-footages, others experiment photographic abstraction, paying great attention to printing techniques, materials, or augmented reality, and others again grasp the intimacy of a person, a community or a city through storytelling processes.
More details on the photobooks supported by Pro Helvetia.