This year, photoSCHWEIZ will finally take place in January again – more precisely from Friday, 6 January to Tuesday, 10 January 2023 in Hall 550 in Zurich-Oerlikon. Around 200 selected Swiss photographers will show images from their work in 2022.
In addition, the five-day exhibition includes special exhibitions on socio-political topics, the varied photoSCHOOL course programme with renowned course instructors, and an exhibition area with the latest photo products – both hardware and software – in the photoINDUSTRY.
photoSCHWEIZ is by far the largest and most important exhibition of photographic works in Switzerland, where around 250 national and occasionally international photographers show their current work. Year after year, the exhibition provides a representative and up-to-date overview of photographic work in Switzerland.
Who exhibits and how are the exhibitors selected?
Participation in photoSCHWEIZ is open to all photographers – professionals and amateurs – from the press, advertising and art sectors. Free works or commissioned works can be submitted. An important criterion is that the work must either have been produced in the last year or published for the first time. The curatorial team (Daniel Billiger, Neomi Gamaliel and Joshua Amissah) will make the difficult selection of who may participate in the exhibition based on the submitted work and portfolio.
One of the editors of the WüstundWüst magazine, Werner Mäder, who is also an ambitious photographer, will be there again this year. He has taken on the former chemical site in Uetikon with the photos in his series “Found in a Lost Place – ein Museum der zufälligen Zeugen”. The pictures in this article are from this series.
Practical information on photoSCHWEIZ 2023
FR 6 January to DI 10 January 2023 from 11:00 to 20:00 each day
CHF 27.50 (Youths up to 18 years free of charge, CHF 22.50 for students, AHV and IV)
Tickets can be purchased in advance plus advance booking fees and allow access without queuing and waiting.