Talk @ SCHWARZER MONTAG with Nancy Borowick



Photo © Nancy Borowick


The Family Imprint : Love and Strength in the Face of Mortality

Talk @ SCHWARZER MONTAG with Nancy Borowick
Monday, March 27,
2017 , 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (in English)

« As a child, I simply couldn't imagine life without my parents, » says Nancy Borowick (*1985). « I assumed that they would be there for every important milestone in my life, and that they would grow old together. I never thought that I would lose them both by the time I was twenty-nine. »

It is a story of life and death. Nancy Borwowick's pictures of Howie and Laurel and their changing relationship after the cancer diagnosis. Borowick first began taking photos of her parents as a way to spend more time with them during their treatment. For hours she watched them, as they were hooked up to beeping machines that pumped the poisonous chemotherapy through their veins. With the help of her camera, Borowick conquered a space for herself, where, although she was present, she could also protect herself from harsh reality. The camera allowed her a context, and a familiar lens through which she could be there with her parents, but also keep a safe distance.

The photographer realized that the story she was documenting was not just a documentary of the illness. Rather, it was about family, her family, and living life in this new reality. Her parents were always more than their illness, and strongly refused to be defined solely by them. Nancy Borowick chose to document her paernt's final chapters in order to hold on to their memory, and to capture their essence and strength. She wanted to focus on their love, both individually and for each other. She says that everyone wants to find purpose in their lives, and that Howie and Laurel's final purpose was found in this moment, in the gift they gave her of allowing her to tell their story. This is their legacy.

Due to the limited number of seats, we ask you to register until March 22, 2017 sending an email to Thank you very much.




Publisher Nancy Borowick
Text Nancy Borowick, James Estrin
(edited by Alison Morley)

2017. 192 pages, 200 pictures.
Bound, 23 x 28 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4248-1
Hatje Cantz


«Schwarzer Montag» im Westflügel, Viaduktstrasse 21, 8005 Zürich  |



«Contract Children, Portraits by Peter Klaunzer» at SRF



Photographer Peter Klaunzer talks about his project about former contract children in SRF's «Glanz & Gloria» broadcasted on March 15, 2017. 

Through his work at Keystone the photographer Peter Klaunzer came into contact with former institutionalised and contract children. Moved by their stories he has since portrayed 25 victims over the past year and a half, which enabled him to give the former contract and institutionalised children a face and save a chapter of Swiss history from being forgotten.

Peter Klaunzer’s project and the photo exhibition by Keystone and the Political Forum of the Confederation was organized in close collaboration with the association netzwerk-verdingt which was founded by former contract and institutionalised children.


«Verdingkinder, Portraits von Peter Klaunzer»

A photo exhibtion by Keystone and the Political Forum of the Confederation
November 9, 2016 – June 30, 2017 (extended)

Käfigturm, Marktgasse 67, 3003 Berne
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.



Swiss Press Photo 2017 : The Winners



292046042 - Photo by KEYSTONE | Anthony Anex (Winner Category News)

The winners of all categories of the Swiss Press Photo 2017 given by the Fondation Reinhardt von Graffenried have been announced.

A special mention goes to KEYSTONE photographer Anthony Anex (Winner Category NEWS with his picture of the bird flu in Berne). Grand Bravo !

The other categories were won by Mark Henley (Winner Category PORTRAIT with pictures of Swiss politician Gerhard Pfister), Stephan Rappo (Winner Category SWISS STORIES with pictures of an extraordinary cattle transport), Rolf Neeser (Winner Category DAILY LIFE with pictures of a retirement home for drug addicts, Urs Bucher (Winner Category SPORTS with pictures of mud-wrestling) and Zalmaï (Winner Category WORLD with pictures of refugees in Calais). Among these six photographers one will be elected Swiss Press Photographer of the Year.

Congratulations !

At the Swiss Press Award Ceremony on April 26, 2017 in Berne, the main winner of the Swiss Press Photo 2017, the Swiss Press Photographer of the Year, will be announced.

From May 10, 2017, the exhibition SWISS PRESS PHOTO 2017 will be shown at the Landesmuseum in Zurich



vfg Young Talent Award for Photography - Call for entries 2017



The 21st vfg Young Talent Award for Photography is launched; you can register as of now!

The call addresses people who are able to photograph, who are talented and younger than 39. The topic of the work can be chosen freely. The closing date for entries is April 30th, 2017.

A professional jury will select the ten best from all entries. The ten finalists will be presented in five exhibitions in Switzerland and in Germany; their photographic work will be published in a representative catalogue. 

Rules and Conditions of Participation

The vfg Young Talent Award for Photography is aimed at the promotion of young talented photographers and offers them a platform to present their work to a wider audience. It’s organised by the vfg «Vereinigung Fotografischer GestalterInnen»  (Association of Creative Photographers). KEYSTONE is committed to young talented photographers and supports them by organising the main prize of the vfg Young Talent Award for Photography.



SCHWARZER MONTAG shows George Shiras and «Die Fotofalle»



Photos © KORA (above) and George Shiras © National Geographic Creative Archive (below)


More than a century after George Shiras, Fridolin Zimmermann, predator ecologist and specialist for lynxes, will talk about the optimal positioning and setting of camera traps at the SCHWARZE MONTAG.

We would like to invite you to the Westflügel on Monday, February 20, 2017 (from 6 p.m.). After the introduction by Fridolin Zimmermann (from 6.30 p.m.) we will hand out the new newspaper «Die Fotofalle» (from 7 p.m.) and a Jägermeister (from 7.30 p.m.). Clink your glasses with us!


For the deer that landed in the heart of the dark night in the photo-trap («Die Fotofalle») of George Shiras III (1859-1942), the fright must have been terrible. Shiras, who devoted himself with a lot of passion to animal photography, was satisfied: his experiment with one of the first photo traps ever succeeded. The flash machine consisted of three burning alcohol lamps and a plastic bulb, which sprayed into the flames on a flash of lightning (a kind of forerunner of the Molotov cocktail). Shiras used a second camera, which was triggered with a slight delay, in order to capture the startled animals. Only then could the movements be captured with the camera. George Shiras, lawyer, hunter, politician, U.S. Representative from the state of Pennsylvania, Congressman of the US House of Representatives in Washington D.C., natural scientist and photographer, took his first night shots from 1890 and started to work with camera traps around that time as well.

Until the end of March, eleven original photographs of George Shiras can be seen in the SCHWARZER MONTAG. To the work of the former National Geographic photographer and inventor of the photo-trap, a wonderful book has been published, «George Shiras - In the Heart of the Dark Night» (L'Intérieur de la nuit),  Editions Xavier Barral, which can be obtained at SCHWARZER MONTAG ( En / Fr).

Following to the presentation «Die Fotofalle» (photo-trap) a small newspaper will be published (in German language only). The newspaper can be obtained at the Westflügel or ordered here.


«Schwarzer Montag» im Westflügel, Viaduktstrasse 21, 8005 Zürich  |



World Press Photo of the Year



Photo by Burhan Ozbilici | AP


An image by Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici has been selected World Press Photo of the Year. The picture shows the assassination of Andrey Karlov, Russian ambassador to Turkey, by Mevlüt Mert Altintas, a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, in an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey, on December 19, 2016. Altintas wounded three other people before the police killed him.

Burhan Ozbilici is a staff photographer for the Associated Press in Istanbul. With this image, he also won the first prize in the «Spot News Stories» category.

The independent, international jury of 2017, chaired by Stuart Franklin, Magnum photographer and professor of documentary photography, has awarded the best images in the categories «General News», «Spot News», «Sports», «Contemporary Issues», «Daily Life», «People», «Nature» and «Long-Term Projects» from 80‘408 entries, submitted by 5‘034 photographers from 125 countries. The World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam organizes the world’s largest annual competition for press photography and is considered one of the most important awards in photojournalism as well as for multimedia storytelling for the past seven years.

The US-American Mary F. Calvert, member of the jury and independent photographer, said of the World Press Photo of the Year: «It was a very very difficult decision, but in the end we felt that the picture of the Year was an explosive image that really spoke to the hatred of our times. Every time it came on the screen you almost had to move back because it such an explosive image and we really felt that it epitomizes the definition of what the World Press Photo of the Year is and means.»

The exhibition will be travelling to more than a 100 cities in 45 countries worldwide. After 10 years, the Zurich World Press Photo exhibition will be presented in a different location and in a new constellation: the Swiss National Museum will be showing the World Press Photo 17 in collaboration with KEYSTONE from May 10 to June 11, 2017.





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