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Photo Münsingen 2017 in the media

An excerpt from the media coverage of Photo Münsingen 2017:


Visitor competition: judge and win!

Visitors to Photo Münsingen can choose from the Exhibition of the photo clubs "A place to stay" in the Schlossgutsaal determine your personal favorites. With a little luck you will win one of the great prizes from our sponsors.

1st prize: A Nikon camera with zoom lens worth CHF 1898.-

2nd prize: A FUJI camera with zoom lens worth CHF 1299.-

3rd prize: A travel voucher from Arrow Tours Münsingen worth CHF 500.-

4-6 Price: Photo book vouchers from CEWE

Challenge your luck and act as a jury. The drawing from all entries will take place on Sunday, May 25, 2017 at 16.00 p.m.

1st prize: Nikon camera with zoom lens worth CHF 1898.-

2nd prize. FUJI camera with zoom lens worth CHF 1299.-











Photo Münsingen Award 2017 – judging

"A place to stay" is the theme of the big photo club competition for the coveted "Photo Münsingen Award 2017".
The photo clubs were able to give free rein to their creativity in the topic and the corresponding implementation. In a team work, the so-called tableau, up to five photographers present a maximum of 5 pictures (i.e. 1 picture / photographer).

On April 22, 2017, all tableaus of the 57 participating photo clubs judged by an expert jury. The jurors team with Alice Lautenschlager, Christian Koradi and Anton Riedo took a lot of time to evaluate the works according to the criteria of topic / effect, composition and technique and to formulate a small comment per tableau.

The jury mentioned the pleasingly wide range of topics and the high technical quality of the images. Challenging was the assessment of those tableaux in which individual images fell somewhat short in relation to the overall quality of the entire work. The photo clubs will receive a more detailed jury comment and individual information at the vernissage on May 24, 2017. The winner of the Photo Münsingen Award 2017 and the results of the other photo clubs will also be announced.

Rudolf Mäusli, Head of Exhibitions

Surprise aux amis photographes francophones

Cher's friends photographers

"Photo Münsingen" est incontestable of the plus grandes manifestations photographique de Suisse.
Des photographes Suisses et internationaux y presented leurs oeuvres. De nombreux stages et des projections audiovisuelles enrichissent the programs de cette rencontre photo située à proximité de Berne.

The edition 2017, qui aura lieu du 25 au 28 may, reserve a beautiful surprise aux amis photographes francophones : plusieurs événements seront presented en français en particulier le samedi 27 may :

11 am: Presentation "Work in progress" by Lea Lund and Erik K. Lieu: fire department‑k/

12 pm: Visite guidée de l'exposition "Snow Monkey" de Dorota & Bruno Sénéchal. Lieu: Schlossallee‑f/

13pm: Visit guidée de l'exposition "Le jazz au bout des doigts" de Sophie Le Roux. Lieu: Castle

14pm : Visite guidée de l'exposition "Tokyo.7" du Collectif SGP & JCB. Location : Retirement home Bärenmatte

16h: Presentation "La série photographique" by Jean-Christophe Béchet. Lieu: Bärenmatte retirement home

The visites guidées et les présentations sont gratuites.

Vendredi, 26.05.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX :
9am - 17pm : Stage "Créer un "vrai" livre photo" by Jean-Christophe Béchet. Location : Bärenmatte retirement home.
Réservation à partir du 18.04.2017, 20pm à cette adresse

The nombreuses d'expositions et ainsi que des projections audiovisuelles sont au programme visible ici:

Nous nous réjouissons de vous accueillir à Photo Münsigen très prochainement.

Très cordialement
Rudolf Mäusli

The audio vision program and its creation

So about that 30 short audiovisual productions (AV), a full evening Live multivision and the PHOTOSUISSE competition photos: that actually doesn't sound like much. And yet, the following also applies to the AV: after the Photo Münsingen is before the Photo Münsingen, and sometimes even: before the next one is also before the next but one Photo Münsingen - namely when important AV festivals take place so shortly before the driveway that the shows shown there can no longer be integrated into our programme.

This addresses an important part of the work in the AV department: attending AV festivals. And because there are only two of them in Switzerland, that also means going abroad, evaluating shows, corresponding with the authors of the selected productions, technically checking the incoming files - and finally up to the copy deadline for the brochure Put together a meaningful program so that each of the 6 show blocks lasts between 20 and 25 minutes, has a reasonably meaningful dramaturgical structure, and the audience does not step back into the real world with an overly gloomy expression.

The latter in particular is sometimes a tough nut to crack, because humorous and at the same time well designed shows are not that common. In general, the combination of content and technical brilliance is anything but self-evident.

It initially seems a little easier to find big productions for Friday evening; Organizers such as Explora or Vivamos offer a wide selection. However, the really exceptional speakers often also demand corresponding fees, which are then not always in our budget.

We found an ideal solution for the current year: our department colleague Urs Wohlwend will report on his trip to South America. It is entirely in the spirit of Photo Münsingen to build on its own resources, and when it comes to such a convincing and fascinating production, our decision was made quickly.

Well that Audio vision program 2017 and we now just hope that you like it and that we will be able to welcome you again in large numbers this year in the Füürwehrsaal.

Werner Hoffmann, Audio-Vision department

For the first time in Switzerland: René Groebli, NUDES

The famous Swiss photographer René Groebli turns 90 this year. With his youthful vigor and great esprit, he realizes exhibitions and new illustrated books from his immense work worldwide. After the sensual series “The Eye of Love”, René Groebli now presents the «NUDES» exhibition. It will be shown for the first time in Switzerland at Photo Münsingen in the castle.

The artistic nudes were created over a period of more than fifty years and show the photographer's unique, clearly recognizable signature. With their coarse grain, the images convey a nostalgic, playful but timeless elegance.

René Groebli can be met personally at Photo Münsingen for guided tours and book signings:
Thursday, May 25th and Sunday, May 28th 2017, at 14.30 p.m. each time.

That's what it takes for a Photo Münsingen to stand

After Photo Münsingen is before Photo Münsingen. First, the print and electronic exhibitions are committed and distributed to the rooms and outdoor areas. with René Groebli we were able to win the doyen of Swiss photography for the second time for Photo Münsingen 2017. He will present the "NUDES" exhibition, which has never been shown in Switzerland before.

The centerpiece of the Photo Münsingen is again this year Competition among photo clubs. The theme of the current competition is: "A place to stay". This year 57 photo clubs from Germany and abroad are taking part in the competition. The preparations for the exhibition and the judging of the competition are in full swing.

Seminars and Lectures are another mainstay. They enable you to deepen photographic knowledge and skills. This year the diverse offer ranges from wedding photography with Felix Peter to photo reportage by Valérie Chételat.

Audiovisual productions are the third pillar of Photo Münsingen. the Brief reviews by international authors are put together in blocks of 30 minutes.

And how do we finance everything? The 18th edition also does not require entry. We are lucky with longtime sponsors and partners to work, who value the uniqueness of Photo Münsingen, to come into contact with an interested audience here. Fujifilm will be the new main sponsor alongside Nikon, CEWE and Zumstein Foto and will be presenting the new mirrorless GFX 2017S medium format camera with 50 megapixels at Photo Münsingen 51,4.

Further income comes from seminar fees, participation fees from the photo clubs, catering and donations from visitors.

Ultimately, however, Photo Münsingen only works if the organizing committee, the departments and the more than 100 helpers work together on a voluntary basis.

Niklaus Messer, Sponsoring & PR Department

Photo club competition Photo Münsingen Award 2017

«A place to stay», in English «A place to linger» is the theme of the photo club competition Photo Münsingen Award 2017, which will take place next year.

"A place to stay" can be a place to live and work or a place that we like to visit for culture and leisure, be it outdoors in nature, in squares, in gardens and promenades or in shops and restaurants.

The photo clubs have already received detailed information on the 2017 photo club competition and the registration process. Interested photo clubs that have not received any documents can contact Rudolf Mäusli, President of the OK Photo Münsingen .