Call for applications | NOOR – KEYSTONE Masterclass with Tanya Habjouqa, 25 - 29 June 2018



Photo by KEYSTONE | NOOR | Tanya Habjouqa - «Occupied Pleasures»


NOOR - KEYSTONE Masterclass with Tanya Habjouqa
«Politics of Place & Rabbit Holes | Practices in Visual Storytelling»
Developing Your Personal & Long Term Projects
25 - 29 June 2018
KEYSTONE, Foyer, 4th floor, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zürich

NOOR Foundation and KEYSTONE are pleased to invite visual storytellers to apply for a five days, intensive masterclass in documentary photography and visual storytelling led by NOOR photographer Tanya Habjouqa (US/Jordan).

The call for applications is addressed to professional photographers. The Masterclass aims to provide strategies and tools for participants to develop their own personal and long-term projects; to inspire and push participants to take a more expansive, creative view on documentary photography.

The Masterclass will be concucted in English and is limited to 7 participants maximum. On the afternoon of day 5, a portfolio review with experts will take place for the participants to present their final work.

Registration requirements and details Masterclass
Application deadline is 31 May 2018.


Tanya Habjouqa (Jordan, 1975) is a Jordanian / Texan documentary photographer and educator. Her work is born out of long-term investments and collaborative methodology, blending ethnographic research and reportage. Known for producing sensitive work underscored by the absurd, her long-term projects focus on gender, representations of otherness, dispossession, and ever-shifting sociopolitical dynamics in MIDEAST. Her «Occupied Pleasures» was heralded by TIME magazine and Smithsonian as one of the best photo books of 2015 (winning her a World Press Photo award in 2014). She mentors emerging photographers from across the Arab region for Magnum Foundation’s «Emerging Arab Photographer Documentary Fund» together with the Prince Claus Foundation and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. Tanya is a member of NOOR and one of the founding members of Rawiya, the first all female photo collective of the Middle East. She is based in East Jerusalem.

_Lunch Talk with Tanya Habjouqa 
Friday, 28 June 2018, 12.15 p.m.  – 1.45 p.m.
KEYSTONE Foyer, Grubenstrasse 45, Zurich
Public event – registration:

_Exhibition «TOMORROW THERE WILL BE APRICOTS» Tanya Habjouqa
27 June - 20 September 2018
COALMINE Forum für Dokumentarfotografie, Turnerstrasse 1, Winterthur



The 22th vfg Prize for Young Talents in Photography is launched



Until the 30th of April 2018 young talents have the opportunity to submit their photographic work on a subject of their choice to the vfg Prize for Young Talents in  Photography.

On June 16th, 2018, a professional jury will choose the ten best from all entries at the KEYSTONE Foyer. These ten finalists will be presented in several exhibitions in Switzerland and Germany and their photographic works will be published in a representative catalogue.

KEYSTONE is committed to the promotion of young talented photographers and supports them by organizing the main prize of the vfg Prize for Young Talents in Photography (review editions 17 - 21). The prize allows young photographers to present their work to a wider audience.

Information and conditions:  22th vfg Prize for Young Talents in Photography




Workshop «Videos for web and social media» March 20, 2018



Photo by KEYSTONE | Gaëtan Bally

Workshop «Video as journalistic format for web and social media»

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
KEYSTONE Foyer, 4th floor, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zürich


Videos are a potent means of delivering your message  -
The combination of sound and image makes it possible to present complex material within a short space of time. What is more, emotions can be conveyed with high impact in a matter of seconds.

Videos that feature pertinent and entertaining content are more successful  -
Reliable video content intensifies the statement of a message and the visibility of a report.

KEYSTONE produces video content and has experience with it  -

In the KEYSTONE Video workshop led by Pascal Bloch, an experienced video journalist, you will learn how to edit videos for the web and social media as well as how to publish them. You will be given a range of tips and background information on what really matters when it comes to the production of videos. The workshop will be held in German.


Workshop-Details & Registration
The deadline for registration is March 13, 2018.



Workshop «Image Rights» March 21, 2018



135274288 - Photo by KEYSTONE | Peter Klaunzer


Workshop «Das Recht am Bild»  (Image Rights)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
KEYSTONE Foyer, 4th floor, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zürich


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. iur. 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 details for registration is March 14,2018.



Workshop «Dummy Photobook» with Kazuma Obara, 16 - 20 April 2018



Long Histories, 29.7 x 21 cm, Dummy by Kazuma Obara


Workshop «Dummy Photobook» with Kazuma Obara
16 - 20 April 2018  (5 days + presentation)
KEYSTONE, Foyer, 4th floor, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zurich

Kazuma Obara is a Japanese photographer and makes handmade photo book. KEYSTONE is pleased to announce a four-day workshop «Dummy Photo Book» with Kazuma Obara.

A photo book, like every book, has a beginning and an end. It tells a story from the first to the last page. It has a book cover and can sometimes be found lying around openly. The photo book has a format and the pictures have a sequence. The photo book has a title and perhaps the pictures have a caption, but maybe not. The book in your hand and its dimension is already the first reference to the story told in it ...

Call for application

The call for application is for professional photographers, but also for people who are working on a photo project and are looking for ideas about the procedure and the finalization of their photographic project and would like to tell their story in a photo book.

In the 5 days workshop, the participants learn to develop their own project specifically for the presentation form of the printed photo book and will make a photo book, a dummy, by themselves.

The realization of such a dummy implies a process that not only deals with the book format, the nature of the cover and the paper, but also the layout, the typography and the form of the binding. It is usually a process that helps to clarify the direction of the project and its storytelling.

The number of participants is limited to 8. The workshop is held in English. Application deadline is March 30, 2018.

Registration requirements and details



PyeongChang 2018 Olympics



Photo by KEYSTONE| Peter Klaunzer


The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will take place from February 9 – 25, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea, under the motto «Passion. Connected». «Passion» stands for a great sports festival - a celebration for people from all over the world. «Connected» represents the openness and hospitality of PyeongChang towards its guests.

Our photographer and VJ are on-site

KEYSTONE photographers Alexandra Wey, Gian Ehrenzeller and Jean-Christophe Bott as well as KEYSTONE VJ Sarah Ennemoser will be in PyeongChang from February 7,2018. They will accompany the Olympic Games from a Swiss point of view and complement the offer of our international partners with their pictures and videos.

Alexandra Wey will be back in PyeongChang in March. She will cover the Paralympics 2018 (March 8 – 18, 2018) from a Swiss point of view.

Our Olympic Desk in Zurich

The KEYSTONE Olympic Desk in Zurich is staffed every day from 5 a. m. to 11:30 p. m. (Swiss time) during the Games and coordinates reporting from South Korea under the direction of Christoph Grünewald.

News, background and stories

On our subsite Olympia PyeongChang 2018 you will find a wide range of background pictures, visual stories such as picture portraits of qualified Swiss athletes, current pictures of the venues, infographics on individual disciplines, background stories from South Korea, historical pictures of Swiss medal winners as well as of all Olympic Winter Games.


Assignments and inquiries can be addressed to our Olympic Desk, or to our sales team,, +41 44 200 1333.

KEYSTONE is official supporter of Swiss Olympic





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