Vertical No Limit

Mountain Photography

Editor Photo Elysée & Les Éditions Noir sur Blanc
Publication date 2017
Dimensions 21 x 27.2 cm
Number of pages 250
ISBN 978-2-88250-451-7
Price CHF 50.-

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 low-angle shots, for example).

Photography has been especially innovative in its representation of the mountains, from its origins until the present. Contemporaneous with the discovery and conquest of high altitudes, it became a major role player in a field that was hitherto unexploited, allowing it to invent the dierent forms of mountain landscapes that are now part of Western culture”.

Essay by Daniel Girardin and an interview with the photographer Maurice Schobinger.

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