«Swiss Press Photography Network» in the Aarau Museum



Ilse Günther, KEYSTONE photographer, taken in 1955 on location with other photographers at the VW factory in Wolfsburg, at the event celebrating the production of the one millionth Volkswagen. © KEYSTONE.

Press images shock, inform, communicate and surprise – in short, they move us.

In the exhibition «Netzwerk Schweizer Pressefotografie» (Swiss Press Photography Network) in the Stadtmuseum Aarau, running from October 20, 2017 to July 8, 2018, the story of the image is followed, from assignment of the job all the way through to publication in the newspaper. This look behind the scenes reveals the people involved in the network, their various professional spheres, and the collaborations involved in bringing the images to the public eye.

The selected press photographs highlight the ever-recurring themes of published imagery, and how these change over time. The images have been sourced from a number of press image archives in Switzerland, including those of KEYSTONE. The reasoning behind the selection of photographs grew out of the image comparison and research work of the Press Image Archive Network, and their resulting publication «Schweizer Pressefotografie. Einblick in die Archive» (Swiss Press Photography: A Look into the Archives).

As part of the programme of events based around the exhibition, a lecture entitled «Ethik in der Pressefotografie»  (Ethics in Press Photography) by Alessandro della Valle, KEYSTONE's chief photographer, will take place on November 16, 2017 at 7.00 p.m.



Workshops @ KEYSTONE «Image Rights», November 9, 2017




Workshop «Das Recht am Bild» (Image Rights)
Tuesday, November 9, 2017, 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
KEYSTONE Foyer, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zurich


The one-day workshop provides an overview over the legal bases of the Swiss media and advertising law as well as copyright laws for any questions concerning images (rights of use, personal rights and much more). The participants can send their own practical examples and questions beforehand, which will then be discussed in plenary during the workshop. The workshop will be held in German.

The two legal experts in the fields of media and copyright law, Dr. iur. Rena Zulauf, Attorney in the office of Zulauf Partner, and Dr. Herbert Pfortmüller, Attorney in the office of Meili | Pfortmüller, will lead through the workshop. Alessandro della Valle, Chief Photographer at KEYSTONE, will complete the programme with examples of typical problems he is confronted with in his daily work.

The workshop is intended to provide assistance and possible solutions to the participants so that they may feel secure in their everyday usage with images.


Workshop-Details & Registration
The deadline for registration is October 31, 2017.



ADC Young Creatives Award 2017




Switzerland's foremost award for young creatives, the ADC Young Creatives Award, is now in its eleventh year. This time, the competition centres around a campaign for the Swiss newspaper «Blick».

Altogether four ADC Young Creatives Awards are up for grabs, and the three winning teams in the categories of Outdoor, Cyber and Film will find themselves on their way to «Young Lions Competition» at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, where they will officially represent Switzerland next year. The winning team in the  Direct category will also be invited to the event as guests.

The competition guidelines can be downloaded from the ADC Switzerland website. Entries must be submitted by 23 October 2017.

KEYSTONE is committed to young creatives, and is supporting the up-and-coming generation by making the KEYSTONE images available to competition entrants for the realisation of their ideas.




«Priisnagel Fotografie 2018»



«SOISA» by Pit Brunner, 1st place «Priisnagel Fotografie 2015»

The «Priisnagel Fotografie» prize was first awarded in 2015, shining a spotlight on the meeting point between industrial sites, commercial buildings and mixed-use residential buildings.

In 2018, the Solothurn section of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects, SIA, will be awarding the «Priisnagel Fotografie» for the second time, this time with the focus on portraying the built environment and surroundings of everyday life in the canton of Solothurn, through the medium of fine-art photography. Together with the «Priisnagel Architektur», which is awarded every three years jointly by the Cantonal Curatorium for Cultural Promotion and the Solothurn section of the SIA, the two awards build a comprehensive picture of the architectural scene in the canton – encompassing all aspects of construction, planning and development. KEYSTONE is a project partner for the photography competition.

The particular focus of «Priisnagel Fotografie 2018» is on the identity of residential districts – on what it is that gives them their character, and makes them «home». The competition will research and document contemporary living solutions and the quality of life associated with these. It is open to professional photographers living in Switzerland, and each submission will consist of a series of three images. Registration for the competition will take place in September 2017.



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 marketing@keystone.ch. 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
www.schwarzermontag.ch  |  schwarzermontag@keystone.ch





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