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Lecture 2022

Martin Bissig
Extreme on the go




Thursday, 16.30

In German language

Extreme on the go

Martin Bissig's images reach hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. However, the images on glossy paper only tell one side of the story – namely what happens in front of the camera.

Martin Bissig explains how the photographer and the athletes get to the end result in his exciting look behind the scenes of his best outdoor pictures. He talks about various challenges he encounters during his work. Altitude, cold, weather, material, safety, people - all aggravating factors that he is confronted with on his expeditions. How do you photograph at -25° C in winter in the Himalayas? How do you operate a camera at 6740m above sea level on a volcano in Chile? What happens when a top athlete has to be evacuated due to altitude sickness in Africa? How do you react when the jeep's brakes fail in Pakistan? Martin Bissig tells these and other exciting anecdotes, underpinned by his impressive pictures and film clips.

Martin Bissig

Martin Bissig is considered one of the most published action and mountain bike photographers in Europe. In 2020 alone, his stories were featured in more than 60 publications in 25 countries. His clients are customers from Germany and abroad. He has been a Canon Ambassador since January 2019. The 45-year-old autodidact lives with his family in Aegeri in Zug.

Main sponsors

photo video zumstein


Resident community of Münsingen
fotoclub münsingen
swisslos cultural funding for the canton of Bern