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

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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18. December 2019

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

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The battle for Zaffaraya

In November 1987, Bern police cleared Zaffaraya. It was one of the flashpoints of youth rioting in the 1980s.

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20. November 2019

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

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Federal Councillor’s public appearance

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. For example, Federal Councillor Rudolf Minger’s appearance at Bern’s Reithalle riding arena in November 1940.

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