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‘Swiss Photobook Today’ at Yangon Photo Festival

Swiss Photobooks for Yangon Photo Festival 2019

1. Eric Bachmann, Muhammad Ali, Zürich, 26.12.1971

2. Kurt Caviezel, The Encyclopedia of Kurt Caviezel

3. Barbara Davatz, As Time Goes By 1982, 1988, 1997, 2014

4. Philippe Fragnière, Snowpark

5. Matthieu Gafsou, H+

6. Thomas Galler, Palm Trees, Sunsets, Turmoil
Afghanistan and Iraq 2001–2016

7. André Gelpke, Amok

8. Daniela Keiser, Kairo – Frühstücksgasse, Nachtkaffee, Cinéma Odeon

9. Quentin Lacombe, Event Horizon

10. Catherine Leutenegger, Kodak City

11. Giona Mottura, Diane

12. Christof Nüssli / Christoph Oeschger, Miklós Klaus Rózsa

13. Taiyo Onorato / Nico Krebs, Continental Drift

14. Laurence Rasti, There Are No Homosexuals in Iran

15. Augustin Rebetez, Anthill (meteorites)

16. Virginie Rebetez, Out of the Blue

17. Maya Rochat, A Rock is a River

18. Rico Scagliola & Michael Meier, years later…

19. Jules Spinatsch, Vienna MMIX – 10008/7000
Surveillance Panorama Project No. 4 – The Vienna Opera Ball

20. Chloe Tun Tun, Last Time Burma

Pro Helvetia in partnership with Yangon Photo Festival
and the Embassy of Switzerland in Myanmar
presents ‘Swiss Photobook Today’, a selection of
Swiss Photobooks

Opening: Thursday 21 February 2019
at the Goethe Villa in Yangon at 5:00 pm
On view until Tuesday 5 March 2019

The Festival Directorate has also invited Swiss photographer Chloé Tun Tun to present and talk about her work Last Time Burma .

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” Caroline Nicod, Visual Arts specialist in charge for the promotion of photography at Pro Helvetia, together with Sadaf Raza, managing Pro Helvetia New Delhi’s programme in the region, selected the twenty most relevant publications to be exhibited at Yangon Photo Festival in 2019. 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.