• Lecture 2018

    Beat Mumenthaler, the path to your own style

  • Location

    Füür­wehr­saal

  • time

    Friday, May 11, 2018, 11.00

The way to your own style

(Beat Mumenthaler's path as inspiration for personal development)

Tens of billions of new images are created, shared and shown every day. The flood of images overwhelms us, dulls us - to stand out is becoming increasingly difficult.

In his presentation, Beat Mumenthaler tells of his personal path in search of the outstanding image and gives input for personal development in photography.

Beat Mumenthaler

«I'm interested in the essence of a person, their true face. I want to hold onto this. In all its shades, with all its light. "

Beat Mumenthaler is a Swiss portrait photographer who has achieved international fame for his expressive pictures. From the Federal Councilor to the mountain farmer, from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Avo Uvezian, from the last Holocaust survivor to the refugee child from Syria: The personalities that Beat Mumenthaler portrays are undisguised, open, and genuine.

The photographer creates authentic portraits through his sensitivity and his ability to establish a trusting closeness to the other person. Character images that give the impression of being able to look deeper into a life. They always show respect, love for people and their individual beauty, truth and charisma. Beat Mumenthaler captures this essence - also formally straightforward, often in black and white, reduced to the essentials.

In 2017, Beat Mumenthaler gave the Swiss government a convincing face with the official Federal Council image. At “photo17” he showed touching portraits of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. His work for the traveling exhibition “The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors” received international awards, as did his work “Chihuahua”.

Beat Mumenthaler works in the fields of portrait, advertising and art and presents his work in exhibitions, books, lectures and workshops. His works have received several national and international awards.