NO’PHOTO – GENEVA’S PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT OF THE YEAR
Photo credit main image: © David Wagnieres
Photo credit Image on the right: © Julien Gregorio
NO’ PHOTO is the photography biennale of Geneva – dedicated to the art of photography and inviting us to discover the work of talented local photographers, including emerging artists – during a two-week event.
The exposition, which will be held for the second time in September 2019, will showcase hundreds of photographs in more than 20 venues around the city.
On Saturday, 28th of September, there will be a special FREE OPEN NIGHT (Nocturne) from 2pm till 1am during which visitors will be able to view the photo exhibitions during extended hours, take part in organised events, projections, screenings and guided visits.
The evening will officially be opened at the Alhambra at 2pm.
From 21 September until the 5th October visitors are invited to discover thought-provoking images, which question, observe and document the world around us.
The photographs will be displayed in different ways and there will be opportunities to discuss and debate the themes with the photographers and other members of the public in a welcoming and relaxed environment.
Photo credits for the images below:
Image from the series Partenaires Particuliers, enquête photographique genevoise 2018 © Christian Lutz/MAPS/Ville de Genève
Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, 2008 © Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXHIBITION
GENEVA – LA CHAUX DE FONDS
A collaboration between Geneva and the town of La Chaux-de-fonds.
This exhibition at the Alhambra big hall features an exchange of images between photographers of the two cities – focusing on themes such as the impact of natural disasters on populations, religion, war and the status of women.
The city library proposes various workshops, while the gallery: Images de Marque will display images of the Chaplin family.
The Maison Tavel will feature the history of the photography in the Romande area, while the Société de Lecture – will showcase portraits of great authors and other famous personalities.
L’Association Espace JB offers a festival with the theme LOVE in the magnificent industrial Arcoop building: The so-called Arcoop Wall Project, which entails images being displayed on the walls of this building.
The images will range from the 60s till today.
The selection of images chosen for this expo features the history of portrait photography and its democratizing role through rich heritage collections of Geneva.
MEG – Exposition hall.
To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the International Convention of the Rights of the Child, the Musee de l’Elysée will present: ‘Enfance rêvée’ (Dream childhood) by featuring work from their historical collections.
A second exhibition in the same venue will feature a project which involves youngsters entitled Enfants Reporters. It will showcase works by these young photographers.
UNIGE Exhibition hall
ZOOM SUR LES GENEVOIS
Nine local photographers have been chosen to represent the creativity of the local photography scene and their work will be presented at the Temple de Plainpalais and in the Alhambra Foyer.
There are also a series of exposition openings not to be missed, includin:
On Saturday, 21st September from 18h-20h30 in front of the University Bastions – the opening night of the biennale and of the installation Metamorphosis by Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, who will be present. This exhibition is held in partnership with the Collectif 1m83.
On the 27th September at Ports Francs: the expo Medicine Tree by Lucas Olivet, lauréat of the 2018 Geneva city photographic bursary. The artist will be present during the event.
For the full list of events, visit the nophoto website shown below.
21 sept – 5 oct 2019
Free opening night Saturday 28th September from 2pm – 1am
BUY THE CATALOG
PS. All the photographs displayed during the No’Photo Biennale have been collected in a catalog which will be on sale during the Nocturne of 28th September at the Alhambra for only CHF5.