KEYSTONE Open Day, 31 August 2017



Photo by Peter Klaunzer | KEYSTONE


Thursday, 31 August 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
KEYSTONE, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zürich

A look behind the scenes of Switzerland’s largest provider of visual content – where images, videos and infographics are planned, produced, distributed and archived.

On 31 August 2017, KEYSTONE is opening its doors for our customers, partners and friends to come and see what we’re all about.

Our tour of the premises holds a wealth of surprises in store:
Play an active part in putting together the visuals for the news;
Delve into our vast picture archive;
Have your portrait taken by a KEYSTONE photographer;
Try out the latest cameras at the Nikon stand;
Enter our competition to win a  Nikon 1 J5 camera and
to spend a day with a KEYSTONE photographer in action.

Small culinary treats and refreshments will keep you going.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 KEYSTONE Open Day.

Doors open at 9.45 a.m.
Tours with presentations start on the second floor at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.,  4 p.m. and  5 p.m., each lasting for one hour.
Event finishes at 6 p.m.

Please register for the event until 21 August 2017 via Thank you.


SCHWARZER MONTAG presents «Dummies» with Kazuma Obara



Detail from the newspaper «Dummies»


Japanese photographer Kazuma Obara makes books, by hand. To get there he starts with dummies. They help to control taken decisions, to question form and format oft he content, to consider sequence and texture. Sometimes he produces a bunch of dummies to find an approach to the final product.

On Monday, July 3, 2017, from 6:30 pm Kazuma Obara will present at the SCHWARZER MONTAG his «Dummies», that he produced during developing «Silent Histories» but also his most recent project «30», which consists ov two book, «Everelasting» and «Exposure» and the reproduction of a newspaper. Apart from his own work he organised the dummies of seven other japanese photographers. Most important, the results from the Workshop «Dummy Photobook» with Kazuma Obara will also be presented that evening !

We are happy to invite you to the Westflügel to participate at this promising evening at the SCHWARZER MONTAG on Monday, 3rd of July 2017. The doors are open from 6 pm to 9 pm.

The newspaper «Dummies» with a text by André Vladimir Heiz will be published at the SCHWARZER MONTAG event. The newspaper can be obtained from the 3rd of July 2017  in the Westflügel or ordered here free of charge.


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



« Au nom du sport je vous arrête » - RTS goes with Laurent Gilliéron



The Art of Sports Photography. On occascion of the exhibition « Who Shot Sports » at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, the Swiss broadcast RTS meets sports photography with two photographers in Western Switzerland Eric Lafargue and Laurent Gilliéron, Deputy chief photographer KEYSTONE.


Jurying | 21th vfg Prize for Young Talents in Photography



The jury members with (from left) Hélène Joye-Cagnard, Christoph Kern, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Catherine Leutenegger and Noë Flum - Photo by Gian Vaitl


On June 17th, 2017, the jury members of the 21th vfg Prize for Young Talents in Photography (vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis NWFP) with Hélène Joye-Cagnard (Director| Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography), Christoph Kern (Photographer et Director | Oslo 8, Basel), Andreas Müller-Pohle (Photographer and Publisher | European Photography, Berlin), Catherine Leutenegger (Photographer, Lausanne) and Noë Flum (Photographer, Zurich) have selected the ten best projects of young talented photographers. The ten finalists 2017 are (in alphabetical order):

Roshan Adhihetty 
Sabina Bosch 
«Elusive Matter»
Axel Crettenand 
Laurence Kubski 
Vincent Levrat 
«Flat Depth»
Jonathan Levy 
«Out of Season – Jura»
Anastasia Mityukova 
«Find a way, or make one»
Claudia Schildknecht 
François Vermot 
«Empreinte diplomatique»
Lucas Ziegler 
«Lying Out»

Congratulations !

The vfg NWFP is committed to the promotion of young talents and supports young photographers by giving them the opportunity to present their work to a wider audience (one catalogue, five exhibitions).

The award presentation - KEYSTONE supports the vfg NWFP with the 1st prize - and the vernissage of the exhibition of the ten selected projects will take place on September 14th, 2017 at the Photobastei in Zurich.



Photojournalist. Walter Bieri. A portrait.



Bono with Walter Bieri, photographed by Anja Niedringhaus, Davos, January 2006. 

“A year ago, I was in Dublin for the football friendly between Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland. There was a 50,000-strong crowd in the stadium and I was all fired up to photograph the Swiss taking their opponents by storm. But then I was just directed to a seat: “Sorry Sir, you go left!”. So, there I am, sitting in completely the wrong place – looking towards the Switzerland goal. One minute in, though, Ireland score their 1:0 winning goal and I get the perfect image! No other photographer had it so good. The photo appeared in numerous newspapers, from the Swiss Tages-Anzeiger to The Times – it was the image of the match.”

For 30 years, photographer Walter Bieri has been in constant demand with the KEYSTONE photography agency. In between assignments, he is busy exploring and discovering timeless themes. Bieri is one of the most versatile talents in the profession. In a glowing portrait by journalist Roger Anderegg in Schweizer Journalist 06-07 / 2017, “powerhouse” Walter Bieri talks about how he works and what drives him«. Download PDF.





Conversation with IGOR ELUKOV | «I am not someone who dreams» | 23 June 2017



© Igor Elukov

The young Russian photographer Igor Elukov is interested in the life of crows, wind or water as much as he is in human life, in people as well as their emotions and feelings. He composes his black and white pictures like a painter or a sculptor. Photography is a means to an end for him, a medium for a process of understanding and meditation.

Elukov says about himself: "You never know where the surprise is waiting for you, but you have to be prepared for it – to be ready for one´s own images. I observe the outside with the same attention as I look into myself. And sometimes, what I see outside, the lines and points, begins to swing with me, and awaken a feeling of a deep ontological sense of life. I still don’t fully understand what it is, but it is in that moment when I press the shutter.”

On Friday, June 23, 2017, the photographer Igor Elukov will tell us about his observations and impressions of a hard and ascetic lifestyle in the northern part of Russia. In cooperation with the COALMINE Forum for Documentary Photography, KEYSTONE presents a conversation with the photographer, which will be moderated in Russian, English and German by Lena Krylova, consultant in the field of development cooperation, and will touch upon the photographer’s suggestive perception.

Conversation with IGOR ELUKOV
«I am not someone who dreams»
at the KEYSTONE Foyer, 4th floor, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zurich
Friday, June 23, 2017, 12.15 p.m. to 1.45 p.m.
Please register here.

at the COALMINE Forum für Dokumentarfotografie in Winterthur,
curated by Katri Burri
June 23 - September 30, 2017
More Information (press release).





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