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

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

Michael van Orsouw

26. February 2021

In the hairdressing salon of the Turkish princess

The last representative of the Ottoman Empire was Rachid Osman. He spent his twilight years in a small village in Glarus. His wife Rosa Osman-Keller earned a living as a village hairdresser to support herself and her once fabulously wealthy husband.

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Andrej Abplanalp

24. February 2021

From toughening up to having fun

There have been children’s ski camps in Switzerland since 1940. The origins of these camps go back to World War II, and there were serious reasons for them: the camps were intended to prepare young people for a winter campaign.

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Aaron Estermann

18. February 2021

Intimacy of terror

In February 1969, an attacker was shot dead at Kloten Airport. In the thick of the action were the press photographers, who documented the event up close and in vivid detail.

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Media

Swiss Press and World Press Photo 2020

published on 1.12.2020

Media release                                                                                 

World Press Photo 20.11. - 20.12.20
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.

 

Media material
Swiss Press Photo
World Press Photo