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Long live photography! 3rd edition of NO’PHOTO, the photography biennial in Geneva

NO’PHOTO will return to Geneva from 25 September to 10 October. Organised by the City of Geneva, its cultural institutions and its partners, this 3rd edition showcases the work of more than 80 photographers from Geneva and elsewhere. Including screenings, exhibitions, shows and a rich mediation programme, this year’s event addresses a number of key themes: climate issues and their impact on the mountains, handicaps and the relations between humans and animals.    

Discover the full programme as well as screenings, podcasts and numerous other resources on the NO'PHOTO website
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“This 3rd edition of NO’PHOTO aims to stimulate creativity, foster dialogue, compare visions of contemporary issues and share discoveries. It is a festive and federating window in Geneva reflecting its rich photographic heritage and the talent of its artists,” according to Sami Kanaan, Executive Councillor responsible for the Department of Culture and Digital Transition.

An invitation to participate

A key element of the event, the screenings will open the biennial and will be shown continuously on Saturday 25 September from 2 p.m. through into the evening and from 11 a.m. on Sunday 26 September. Organised by the City of Geneva and its cultural institutions, the event relies on the participation of its faithful, long-standing partners while also unveiling new collaborations, in particular with the association Photoagora.ch and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

During the course of these two days, the participation of the public is frequently called on, with the presence of photo studios and the return of Genève, sa gueule et son projet de diversité.

Amateur photography is also on show, with the participation of the Société Genevoise de Photographie and of the students of HEAD-Genève with the project they created in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History.

Key topical themes

As the second pillar of the event, the exhibitions begin during the opening weekend and continue for the duration of NO’PHOTO, and even beyond. Located in different sites around the city, both indoors and in public spaces, they showcase the collections of the Iconography Centre of Geneva Library (CIG) together with the resources of Geneva-based photographers.

Other exhibitions are taken from private collections or explore the themes of the event: the impact of the climate on our glaciers and handicaps. The third key theme this year can be found in the ARCOOP building in Carouge, through a collection of photos that confront us with the ambiguity we display in our relations with animals. And a photo studio even offers you the chance to pose for a snapshot with your pet.

Looking at photography from a different angle

The mediation activities programme has been expanded this year. Photo studios, guided visits, round tables, portfolio readings and workshops will all be held during the fifteen days of the event, offering the public the chance to discover photography from different angles.

Photography is also presented through theatre and cinema, with original creations, improvisation and a special homage.

A topical issue, digital technology will also take a bow during the event. On the NO'PHOTO website, the screenings can be viewed from 2 p.m. on Saturday 25 September, while podcasts will contribute to certain topics and the municipal libraries will present an online bibliography on glaciers, especially for the occasion. And let’s not forget that the CIG collection and the Municipal Contemporary Art Fund (FMAC) will be available for consultation online.

Press contacts

Nadine Bonard, Communication Officer | @email | Tel. + 41 22 418 65 61
Department of Culture and Digital Transition

Article modifié le 15.09.2021 à 16:41