Exhibition | 01.12.2020 - 21.02.2021

Swiss Press Photo 20

Exhibition

Press photos show us the world and its many facets -- sometimes exotic, often unusual. Through their snapshots, press photographers provide a powerful and truthful record of key events in the previous year. Château de Prangins -- Swiss National Museum invites visitors to take a unique journey through 2019 with two exhibitions -- Swiss Press Photo and World Press Photo -- that open on 20 November.

Yves Leresche, Swiss Press Photographer of the Year 2020, took the winning photo in the News category: an image of young women in Lausanne during the women's strike on 14 June 2019. This was a significant day in recent Swiss history, as hundreds of thousands of women left their places of work to go out onto the streets and demonstrate for equality and against sexism and sexual violence.

Events

Public and private guided tours

Come and spend some time with us, we propose a large selection of activities for different target groups.  A motivated and experienced team is awaiting you.

Guided tours can also be arranged outside of the official opening hours upon request.

Registration

 

2 weeks in advance

Duration

 

60 minutes; special arrangements available upon request

Group size

 

max. 25 people per tour

Languages

 

German, French, Italian and English. Others upon request.

Cost

 

 

CHF 120 for the guided tour + CHF 8/person admission

Children up to 16 years free.

Catalogue

Swiss Press Photo 20. Les meilleures photos de presse suisses de l'année 2019

Fondation Reinhardt von Graffenried, Bern | CHF 25.00

ISBN 978-3-03878-044-1 ​

Blog

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René Roca

15. September 2021

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Michael van Orsouw

10. September 2021

Sisi’s assassin

On 10 September 1898, Luigi Lucheni murdered the Austrian Empress Sisi in Geneva. After his arrest, he asked to be beheaded. The Swiss judiciary refused his request. In the end, though, the anarchist did lose his head…

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Media

Swiss Press and World Press Photo 2020

published on 1.12.2020

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Swiss Press Photo 20.11.2020 - 21.02.2021

A journey through the world in 2019 with the best of press photography

Press photos show us the world and its many facets -- sometimes exotic, often unusual. Through their snapshots, press photographers provide a powerful and truthful record of key events in the previous year. Château de Prangins - Swiss National Museum invites visitors to take a unique journey through 2019 with two exhibitions - Swiss Press Photo and World Press Photo - that open on 20 November.

2019 was marked by a wave of protests around the world, demanding protection for freedoms and citizens' rights or calling on governments to act on climate change. The winners of Swiss Press Photo and World Press Photo all used their creativity and skill to capture one or more images of these current events. From 20 November, Château de Prangins will be presenting these high-quality photographs in their various categories (news, sports, daily life, nature, portraits, Swiss stories, etc.), with public guided tours every Sunday.

Yves Leresche, Swiss Press Photographer of the Year 2020, took the winning photo in the News category: an image of young women in Lausanne during the women's strike on 14 June 2019. This was a significant day in recent Swiss history, as hundreds of thousands of women left their places of work to go out onto the streets and demonstrate for equality and against sexism and sexual violence.

On the global level, the World Press Photo of the Year was taken by Yasuyoshi Chiba. Illuminated by mobile phones, a young Sudanese man recites protest poetry during a blackout in Khartoum on 19 June. The Sudanese authorities attempted to crack down on the many demonstrations that had been taking place since December 2018 by imposing blackouts, but were finally forced to yield to pressure from the streets and sign a power-sharing agreement on 17 August 2020.

 

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