Biggest images exhibition in Europe opens in Zurich

Thousands of images followers are anticipated to descend on Zürich, Switzerland as greater than 200 Swiss photographers are set to place their work on show at Photo 18, Europe’s largest images exhibition.

The largest images exhibition in Europe. Image by Damian Schneider

What should you may see Switzerland by way of the eyes of a neighborhood? Photo 18 is about to make that attainable as Swiss photographers showcase their favorite photographs from the previous 12 months on the annual event, which attracted greater than 27,000 guests final January.

The work of over 200 photographers is on show. Image by Damian Schneider

Photo 18 will happen at Halle 622 and Stage One within the Oerlikon quarter of Zürich from 12-16 January. As nicely as displaying photographs for the 5 days, the event will host a photograph discussion board with talks by a few of the world’s high photographers, together with Roger Ballen, who is legendary for his work in South Africa, Scott Schuman, a pioneer in street- trend images, and Swiss images celebrity Michel Comte. The Swiss Photo Academy will even reveal their ‘Photographer of the Year’ and hand out a lifetime achievement award to at least one very particular shutterbug. There can be workshops and programs for aspiring photographers too.

Thousands of images followers are anticipated to go to the exhibition in Zurich. Image by Damian Schneider

Spread over an space of 7000 sq. metres, the present is a consultant overview of the present photographic oeuvre in Switzerland, with a variety of photographic work together with portraits, landscapes, experimental imagery and documentary images. The event’s producers, Peter G Kurath and Michel Pernet, need the present to achieve as many individuals as attainable. ‘We do not want to stage photography for a small niche. No, photography should be made accessible to the general public and we display photography according to this goal’, they informed Lonely Planet.

Visitors to the exhibition in Zurich are in for a deal with. Image by Damian Schneider

Other exhibitions on show embrace the eye-opening documentary Die Sicht der Anderen VI: Obdachlos in Zürich, which reveals the cruel actuality of homelessness in Zürich and the help work of revered native pastor Ernst Sieber, and a particular exhibition on Dianne Brill, a muse for Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, whose non-public picture album will even be on present.

Tickets can be found from Sfr25(£18.95/US$25.65). More data will be found right here.

By Claudia Peter

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