Texts by Christian Eggenberger, Mikhail Shishkin and Peter Pfrunder.
Switzerland has long had world-class photographers in Robert Frank, Werner Bischof, and Rene Burri. Photosuisse takes a look at the next generation, the internationally renowned Thomas Flechtner, Annelies Strba, Balthasar Burkhard, Beat Streuli, Olaf Breuning, Luc Chessex, Georg Gerster, Urs Luthi, Jean Mohr, and others, bringing together young meteors as well as established photographers who have triggered developments over the past 30 years. Photosuisse acts as a sort of ‘musee imaginaire’ of contemporary Swiss photography and puts forth a nation of 27 unique viewpoints between the covers of a book. In addition to generous spreads of images, each artist is represented by film portraits produced by Swiss Television and collected in two DVDs.
About the artist:
Christian Eggenberger works as a freelance photographer and TV producer in Lenzburg near Zurich. He was born in 1953 in Berne, the capital of Switzerland. During his studies he started to work as freelance photographer and journalist. christianeggenberger.photography
About the publisher:
Lars Müller Publishers is an internationally active publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland. It came into being in 1983, as a result of the bibliophile passion of designer Lars Müller. The house has made a worldwide name for itself – and not just in specialist fields – with carefully edited and designed publications on architecture, design, photography, contemporary art and society. The publishing program reflects Müller’s own diverse interests, documenting historical developments and contemporary phenomena by presenting compelling work in the visual arts and the design of objects and the environment and exploring its social and cultural relevance.
Lars Müller works closely with his editors and authors to produce significant publications of great independence, to the highest possible standards. Lars Müller Publishers presents its program as a “school of seeing.” It offers a precise selection from the unmanageable flood of visual events, and brings together authors, designers, and artists who stand for quality and tenacity in their own right and draw the eyes of the world to this small Swiss publishing house.