Photo Münsingen 2020: Sports photography and urban issues

The subject of “Urban” and sports photography will be the focus of the 21st Photo Münsingen from May 24 to 2020, 21. There are also multifaceted photo exhibitions, current club photography, the Photo Arena, lectures, photo workshops and audiovisual productions.

Sports photography is a focus of this year's Photo Münsingen. Six photo exhibitions are dedicated to different sports:

“Urban” theme in the competition for photo clubs

The focus in 2020 will also be on club photography: over 60 teams compete for the "Photo Münsingen Award" on the subject of “urban”. The photo clubs out Münsingen, Riedisheim and Kirchzarten exhibit pictures on their annual theme of "transparency". The Photosuisse shows the best and award-winning pictures from the annual competition.

In other photo exhibitions, photographers present their creative work, including: Elena Martynyuk (RU) Fantasy, Brigitte Aeberhard for Poetry of blurring, Csaba Balási (RO) with his Winter story, Harry Lieber (DE) for Fine art architecture photography and Werner Richners (DE) Magic moments.

With the single axle to the North Cape

The digital one Photo arena offers ten photographers a platform to present their series of images on 12 screens. In the Audio Vision 'Totally Crazy' Andreas Zimmermann reports how he drove to the North Cape with the single-axle vehicle. Further audiovisual productions are presented on the big screen every afternoon in the Füürwehrsaal. Lectures, photo workshops and guided tours enable the exchange between photographers and those interested in photography.

Reserve the ascent days from May 21 to 24, 2020 for your visit to Münsingen now. We look forward to you!

Impressions of Photo Münsingen 2019: pictures, videos and social media

Photo Münsingen 2019 is in full swing. First impressions can be found in the picture gallery, video interviews and further impressions on social media.

In the gallery and on Flickr we have photos of the vernissage and first impressions of Photo Münsingen 2019. To the gallery…


We report on the exhibition daily on Facebook. Various exhibitors speak in video interviews about their topics and Photo Münsingen. To the Photo Münsingen Facebook page ...

The "Photo Münsingen Award 2019" goes to Schwyz

The first place in the "Photo Münsingen Award 2019" on the subject of "A Short Story" went to the Schwyz Photo Club. The jury was won over by the work entitled "Changing Times".

The jury praised the conceptual work of the Schwyz Photo Clubthat also integrates the tableaux design. "The small, humorous story is skilfully shown graphically and leaves the viewer plenty of scope for their own interpretations," said the jurors Martin Zurmühle, Gabriele Ortner-Rosshoff and Roland Steffen.

The photo club Dreisamtal (D), the photo club gegenLICHT, the photo friends Oberaargau, the amateur photo club Dietikon and the photo club Rapperswil-Jona ranked second to sixth.

All works are exhibited in the Schlossgutsaal during Photo Münsingen. There, visitors can judge the pictures and win great prizes: the winners will be drawn from all competition talons on Sunday, June 2nd. The prizes are a Nikon SLR camera D7500 with 18–140mm and 35mm lens, a Fujifilm camera X ‑ T20 Silver with 18–55mm lens, a carbon travel tripod with ball head from Foto-Video Zumstein Bern and photo book vouchers from CEWE .

Photo Münsingen Award 2020: The topic

"Urban" is the theme of the photo club competition of the 21st Photo Münsingen in 2020. The photo clubs will receive detailed information on the 2020 competition and the registration process at the beginning of June 2019. Interested photo clubs that have not received any documents by then can email Rudolf Mäusli, President OK Photo Münsingen Report.

Exciting discussions, over 4000 visitors

The 19th Photo Münsingen attracted 4220 visitors to Münsingen over the ascent days. The exhibition and lectures on America by Henna and Arthur Honegger were well attended and one of the highlights. The Instagram theme with 9 photographers from Switzerland inspired new media. The surreal pictures of Janine Machiedo and Susanne Jung. The exciting report “In the Nest of the Crocodiles” by Florian Spring also attracted a lot of attention.

The Photo Münsingen Award for the best club work on the subject of "Move" went to the Camera Klub Brown Boveri Baden, ahead of the Sense Photo Club and the Oberaargau photo friends. The exhibitions stimulated discussions and an exchange of experiences. Photo Münsingen was once again a meeting place and source of inspiration for people interested in photography from all over Switzerland. Next year, from May 30th to June 2nd, 2019 Photo Münsingen will take place for the 20th time.

To the picture galleries of Photo Münsingen 2018 ...

Photo Münsingen 2018 in the media

An excerpt from the media coverage of Photo Münsingen 2018:



Camera Club Brown Boveri wins the club competition

The "Photo Münsingen Award 2018" goes to the CCBB Camera Club Brown Boveri. The photo club from Baden won over the jury in the competition on the subject of "Move" with the work "Damm".

62 photo clubs took part in the competition with their tableaus made up of a maximum of five images. "The judging was not easy, but we were pretty much in agreement on the top spots," said Lorenz Andreas Fischer at the vernissage. He, Susanna Brändli and Beat Mumenthaler judged the submitted pictures. The three experts evaluated the implementation of the competition theme "Move" in the areas of theme / effect, composition and technology.

The photo club Sense, the Fotofreunde Oberaargau, the Club d'activités photo de Meyrin, the Société Genevoise de Photographie and the photo club Rapperswil-Jona ranked two to six.

All 62 works are exhibited in the Schlossgutsaal during Photo Münsingen. There, visitors can judge the pictures and win great prizes: the winners will be drawn from all competition talons on Sunday, May 13th. You can win a camera from Nikon and a Fuji, a photo tripod from Zumstein and photo book vouchers from CEWE.

Countries, people, Instagram: the highlights of Photo Münsingen 2018

The construction of the exhibitions is in full swing, Photo Münsingen will open its doors in two days. A highlight of this 19th edition is the exhibition "Oh, Amiland!" by Henna and Arthur Honegger. During his time as America correspondent, the 10vor10 presenter photographed “America with a difference” together with his wife Henna.

Other photographers will also talk about countries and people at Photo Münsingen 2018. In the project "Alps" Lorenz Andreas Fischer explores alpine landscapes through the ages. Florian Spring shows in his exhibition "In the nest of the crocodiles" a reportage on an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea. Beat Mumenthaler gives insights into the souls of personalities in "Close to your soul". Ueli Bühler from Rubigen shows in "Fascination Iceland" grandiose landscapes.

One focus is the new Instagram photo medium. Nine successful Instagram photographers from Switzerland present pictures on various topics on the Schlossweg. Tobias Meyer alias @cosmokoala and the @ helvetic-collectiv invite you to Meet & Greet to the Spycher youth center. With a Panel discussion and a seminar on Instagram.

In the photo club competition, 62 teams are presenting their work on the topic this year "Move" out. There are surreal worlds in the exhibitions of Janine Machiedo (D) and Susanne Jung to discover. Daniel Rohr and Bruno Kneubühler create fascinating lighting strips, flashlights and fireworks "Light art".

This variety of exhibitions is complemented by numerous audio visions. A highlight here is Multivision "Brazil" from Dr. Heiko Beyer on Friday evening. In addition to around 25 seminars, Photo Münsingen also offers free lectures by exhibiting photographers and sponsors' photo experts. For example, visit 'The way to your own style' with Beat Mumenthaler, the public photo shoot with Christoph Ris or the lecture 'Oh Amiland!' by Henna and Arthur Honegger.

You will find opening times, directions and the brochure for Photo Münsingen 2018 here…

Photo club competition judged

62 tableaus with a maximum of five images - that's how many works the jurors Lorenz Andreas Fischer, Susanna Brändli and Beat Mumenthaler (left to right in the picture) had to judge. The winning tableau of the photo club competition is now determined. The winners of the coveted "Photo Münsingen Award 2018" will be announced at the vernissage on May 9th. All 62 works on the subject of "Move" will then be exhibited during Photo Münsingen in the Schlossgutsaal.

More information about the competition ...

Photo Münsingen Award 2019: The topic

“Short story” is the theme of the photo club competition for next year's Photo Münsingen in 2019. The photo clubs will receive detailed information on the 2019 competition and the registration process at the end of May 2018. Interested photo clubs who have not received any documents by then can contact Rudolf Mäusli, President OK Photo Münsingen.