The Collection of the Friends of the Fotostiftung Schweiz

The Collection of the Friends of the Fotostiftung Schweiz comprises almost 1,500 photographs purchased by the society of Friends of the Fotostiftung Schweiz over a period of more than thirty years. Focal points of the collection are the “new photography” of the 1920s, the photography of the FSA (Farm Security Administration) in the US, the “Subjective Photography” of the 1950s, artists’ portraits and larger groups of photographic works from Brazil and Japan. Since the objectives of the collection were reformulated in 2008, additions to the collection have been mainly bodies of work by photographers who have enriched the contemporary Swiss photography landscape by their striking independent approaches.
The Collection of the Friends of the Fotostiftung Schweiz is on permanent loan to the Fotostiftung Schweiz.

The following works by Swiss photographers have been acquired since 2008:

Niels Ackermann

Anne Golaz

Stephan Schenk

Georg Aerni

Yann Gross

Christian Schwager

Ueli Alder

Aline Henchoz

Andreas Seibert

Rudy Burckhardt

Thomas Kern

Gaudenz Signorell

Delphine Burtin

Namsa Leuba

Magdalena Solé

Reto Camenisch

Christian Lutz

Jules Spinatsch

Kurt Caviezel

Gian-Paolo Minelli

Annelies Štrba

Jean-Luc Cramatte

Dominic Nahr

Christian Vogt

Ruth Erdt

Virginie Rebetez

Luca Zanetti

Lukas Felzmann

Luciano Rigolini

Cristina Zilioli

Georg Gerster

Meinrad Schade


The following international photographers are represented in the collection (a selection):

Berenice Abbott

Ralph Gibson

Rogerio Reis

Eugène Atget

Juan Gyenes

Marc Riboud

Édouard Baldus

Ernst Haas

Alexander Rodtschenko

Bisson Frères

Georg Hashiguchi

Arthur Rothstein

Édouard Boubat

Naoya Hatakeyama

Sebastiao Salgado

Bruno Braquehais

Lewis Hine

August Sander

Brassaï

Evelyn Hofer

Peter Sekaer

Adolphe Braun & Cie

Miyako Ishiuchi

Toshi Shibata

Marianne Breslauer

Peter Keetman

Aaron Siskind

Julia Margaret CameronAndré KertészAnton Stankowski
Kristin CappWilliam KleinOtto Steinert
Mario Cravo NetoHeinrich KühnAlfred Stieglitz
Imogen CunninghamDorothea LangePaul Strand
Edward S. CurtisJacques-Henri LartigueEvandro Teixeira
Robert DoisneauSiegfried LauterwasserJerry N. Uelsman
Eugène DurieuHelmar LerskiJohn Vachon
Elliott ErwittEl LissitzkyPierre Verger
Walker EvansMan RayLudwig Windstosser
Gisèle FreundJuca MartinsGarry Winogrand

Ernst Fuhrmann

Irving Penn

Gregorij Zimin

Marion Post Wolcott


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