Category: Photography

20. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Photography

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Federal Councillor’s public appearance

by Aaron Estermann

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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1. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Photography

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Gandhi in a new light

by Peter Pfrunder

The photographs of the Mahatma taken by Swiss photographer Walter Bosshard were seen around the globe.

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28. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Photography

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The flying photographer

by Andrej Abplanalp

Walter Mittelholzer was a prominent photographer in the early 20th century. The pilot took photos from a bird’s-eye view and sold them very successfully.

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Walter Mittelholzer – the flying adventurer and entrepreneur

20. July 2018

20th / 21st century | Photography

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Walter Mittelholzer – with a plane and a camera

by Michael Gasser

Walter Mittelholzer is still remembered as a pilot, aerial photographer and founder of Swissair. Mittelholzer himself worked hard to create this image, not least through the clever marketing of aerial photos of his homeland and images of foreign exotica.

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28. June 2018

20th / 21st century | World of museums

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A behind-the-scenes look at the National Museum circa 1973

by Fabian Müller

A 1973 photo gallery conserves an exciting insight into the National Museum’s workshops, offices, studios and collections.

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