Aaron Estermann
Aaron Estermann studied history and visual communication, and is responsible for the Swiss National Museum’s press photo archive.

29. April 2020

Photography | 20th / 21st century | Article | Featured

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Of photographers and hairdressers

The Swiss hairdressing championships of 1946 were to be a special occasion, as the first national competition since the war.

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8. April 2020

Nature | 20th / 21st century | Politics | Article | Featured

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Protected moorland instead of military training ground

In the 1980s, there was a pitched battle in Rothenthurm to save an area of moorland. This ultimately resulted in the adoption of a constitutional article on nature preservation.

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26. February 2020

Photography | Sports | Nature | 20th / 21st century | Featured

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Masterstroke on the Matterhorn

In 1965, mountain climber Walter Bonatti conquered the north face of the Matterhorn. In winter, and solo. A gift for the press photographers.

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8. January 2020

Photography | 20th / 21st century | Article | Featured

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100 years!

A 100th birthday used to be a big deal, and the press wanted to be part of it as well. Heart-warming articles were written about the lives of ordinary people.

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3. January 2020

Photography | 20th / 21st century | Culture | Economy | Series | Featured

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The milk supplier of Bulle

There was a time before mobile phones. A time when press photographers were the eyes of an entire nation. Many of the images they captured are now forgotten, such as this photo reportage on the dairy industry in Bulle.

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