Christof Schürpf wins Swiss Photo Award



242761287 - «Photo Album», photo of the series of child abuse - photo by KEYSTONE | Christof Schürpf


Swiss photographer Christof Schürpf has won the Swiss Photo Award in the category «Editorial». The series of the Lucerne based photographer visualizes the topic of child abuse. The photographs were made on assignment for KEYSTONE.

The main focus in developing the topic was on conception and planning. It was crucial that the images wouldn't euphemize the topic. They should point the imagined incident out, in a way that the viewer would have to envision what may have happened. Christof Schürpf is specialized on realistic staged images.

«The strength of the images by Christof Schürpf, winning in the category «Editorial», is however, to symbolize a topic unmistakably in one single image. The topic of child abuse is depicted in a subtle way, without being rigorous or even rude", writes Katrin Schregenberger in NZZ on May 15, 2015.

The series of photographs on child abuse is exhibited at the ewz-Unterwerk Selnau in Zurich until May 31, 2015, together with all winners of the Swiss Photo Award 2015.




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