Jules Decrauzat at the Photoforum PasquArt



131684464 - Swiss Championships in boxing, 1916, Pralong, winner in the category featherweight.  -  Photo by KEYSTONE | Photopress-Archiv | Jules Decrauzat


After the Fotostiftung Schweiz in Winterthur the exhibition «Jules Decrauzat»is shown at the  Photoforum PasquArt in Biel from January 31 to April 10, 2016.. An extensive selection of enlargements from approximately 1250 glass negatives from the KEYSTONE Archive, which were created between 1910 and 1925, are now on display in the home town of Switzerland’s first photo reporter – the vernissage will take place on January 30, 2016, at 5 p.m. 

While the quality of the photographs was known, the circumstances under which they were taken were largely unclear. As a result of intense research work, the beginnings of photojournalism in Switzerland can be re-examined. The glass negatives are the work of Jules Decrauzat (1879-1960), who was born in Biel and most likely Switzerland’s first significant photojournalist. His snapshots from the early 20th century captured the zeitgeist of a society which stood on the threshold of modernism.

The exhibition is as a coproduction of the Fotostiftung Schweiz and the Photoforum PasquArt, in collaboration with KEYSTONE and the Echtzeit Verlag publishing house.


The exhibtion - «Jules Decrauzat - Pioneer of Photo Reportage» at the Photoforum PasquArt in Biel from January 31 to April 10, 2016..  An  accompanying programme with special guided tours allows for a deeper understanding of the Swiss photo reportage pioneer.

04.02.2016   6 p.m.  tour with Dr. Jörg Scheller, art historian  ZHdK

25.02.2016   6 p.m.  tour with  Nadine Wietlisbach, managing director Photoforum PasquArt
17.03.2016   6 p.m.  tour with Jann Jenatsch, managing director  KEYSTONE
07.04.2016   6 p.m.  tour with Christine Beglinger, médiatrice culturelle

The book - «Jules Decrauzat - Der erste Fotoreporter der Schweiz», Echtzeit Verlag, Basel, hard-back, 240 pages, with approx. 100 double-sided photographs and biographical essay, CHF 48.-. ISBN 978-3-905800-93-7  |   www.echtzeit.ch




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