Tag Archives | Fotomuseum Winterthur

Fotomuseum Winterthur ( was founded in 1993 and is dedicated to photography as art form and document, and as a representation of reality. Fotomuseum Winterthur is on the one hand an art gallery for photography by contemporary photographers and artists (with exhibitions by Lewis Baltz, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Roni Horn, Boris Mikhailov and many others). On the other, the Fotomuseum Winterthur is also a traditional museum for works by 19th and 20th century masters (with exhibitions by Karl Blossfeldt, Bill Brandt, Dorothea Lange, Lisette Model, Albert Renger-Patzsch, August Sander, Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, Weegee and others). And finally, it is a cultural-historical, sociological museum of applied photography in the fields of industry, architecture, fashion, etc. (with exhibitions on police photography, industrial photography, dam-construction photography, medical photography etc.). These three orientations form the basis of the museum’s exhibition program and accompanying publications and events.

© Danny Lyon, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commitee (SNCC) Sit-In, Atlanta, 1963

Danny Lyon – Message to the Future

Fascinated by outsiders and subcultures, photographer and documentary filmmaker, Danny Lyon, developed a more subjective and partisan form of reportage.

Werker 2 Magazin / Doc Spreads / Fotomuseum Winterthur

SITUATIONS / Proletariats

The latest cluster, launched on 28 May 2016, is Proletariats (SITUATION #39 to 40). This cluster looks at issues of labour from a historical perspective.

Yutaka Takanashi Untitled (Tatsumi Hijikata), 1969 Silbergelatine © Takanashi Yutaka Takanashi / Taka Ishii Gallery, Keio University Art Center / Courtesy of Butoh Laboratory Japan

PROVOKE: Between Protest and Performance, photography in Japan 1960–1975

A lively installation that features works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Eikō Hosoe, Kazuo Kitai, Daidō Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira, Shōmei Tōmatsu and many more.

Homing pigeon with camera, late 1930s © Estate Michel/Swiss Camera Museum, Vevey

SITUATIONS #9 to #18 – Seeing Machines

As every citizen with a smartphone, laptop or tablet knows, photography is becoming increasingly ‘distributed’. Driven by the vast replicative power of digital algorithms, photographs now move with tremendous speed across a wide variety of devices and platforms. The distinction between the still and the moving image is becoming

Marcus Coates Tortoise from the series Ritual for Reconciliation, 2014 Pigment on laid finished rice paper, 56 x 42 cm © Marcus Coates / Courtesy Kate MacGarry, London


Representations of animals are ubiquitous in our culture, from advertising hoardings, to newspapers and television, to hundreds of thousands of images uploaded every day to the internet.

Paul Strand White Fence, Port Kent, New York, 1916 Gelatin-silver print, 24.5 × 32.5 cm  Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Paul Strand Retrospective Collection © Estate of Paul Strand

PAUL STRAND – Photography and Film for the 20th Century

Fotomuseum Winterthur presents the first major retrospective in Europe of the work of Paul Strand (1890–1976), one of the great photographers of the twentieth century. The exhibition reveals the multiplicity of his practice, from his early efforts to secure photography’s position as a modernist art form, to his embrace of film-making, to his important post-war […]

Peter Piller From Shooting Girls, 2000-2005 Inkjet-Print, 46 x 63 cm Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin © Peter Piller/2014 Pro Litteris, Zurich

Peter Piller – Document Control

In the mid 1990s the German artist Peter Piller worked at a Hamburg press agency while studying art. His job was to collect clippings and monitor where and how the paid ads of regional advertising clients and companies actually appeared in print.

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