Photo Elysée – Collection

Since 2016, Photo Elysée, Editions Noir sur Blanc and Editions Scheidegger & Spiess have been co-publishing a collection of catalogs of the museum’s exhibitions. Since 2019, this collection is exclusively dedicated to exhibition catalogs produced from the Photo Elysée collections. The coherent and distinctive graphic identity of the collection provides a valuable setting for each work, whether thematic or monographic.

René Burri

René Burri, Explosions of Sight provides never-before- seen insights into the worldfamous Magnum photo journalist’s life and work. Beyond the iconic images that gained him international renown, the many different facets of René Burri’s oeuvre are represented here: black-and-white and colour photogra...
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Jan Groover, photographer

"Formalism is everything": Jan Groover's statement alone sums up the plastic ambition of a work that today embodies one of the key moments in the history of photography and the genre of still life. Conducted through constant and varied experimentation, his research focused on forms and their abilit...
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The Beauty of lines

Over the course of four decades, Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla have put together a collection of photographs that is widely recognized as among the World's most important private ones. Spanning the entire history of the medium, it lacks hardly any of the names that forged his history. It c...
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Slides

Although the history of photography was built around the question of printing, photographic projection developed significantly from the last third of the nineteenth century, particularly in the tradition of magic lantern shows. Long limited to the field of education, to public lectures and to popul...
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Vertical No Limit

The book presents 150 photographs mainly taken from the museum’s collections, illustrating the directions in which mountain photography has developed (science, tourism, mountaineering, art), as well as the formal aspects used by photographers from 1840 to the present (frontality, verticality and l...
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Wojciech Zamecznik

The artist Wojciech Zamecznik (1923–1967) was an influential figure on the postwar Polish art scene. He is famous for his numerous posters, and his sphere of activity covered publishing, music, cinema and exhibition design. Zamecznik was a pioneer in combining photography with graphic art. The cat...
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The Memory of the Future

The second volume in the “Collection - Photo Elysée” illustrates the rich diversity of photographic techniques, showcasing Photo Elysée’s collections. Tatyana Franck conducts two interviews, one with Anne Cartier-Bresson, enabling the reader to retrace the history of photographic processes and und...
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Werner Bischof

Helvetica is the first volume in the new “Collection – Photo Elysée”, and illustrates Werner Bischof’s Swiss work. The previously-unpublished contact sheets he produced between 1932 and 1945 give an understanding of his taste for abstraction and form. Moving from fashion to landscape, from nudes to ...
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