guide 2015 ©Alt. +1000 Festival de photographie

guide 2015 ©Alt. +1000 Festival de photographie

A guide for 2015

For the 2015 edition the Festival is providing each visitor with a copy of the official catalogue. Provided with your ticket, the compact catalogue is an indispensablecompanion when exploring the barns and green spaces of Rossinière that house the exhibits.

The catalogue of the 2013 festival is available by mail order

High Altitude, published by 5 Continents, Milan.

Edited by Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director of the 2013 festival. With an essay by Joël Vacheron (London), and texts by Nathalie Dietschy (University of Lausanne).

“High Altitude” was both the name and the theme of the 3rd Alt. +1000 photography festival. It brought together emerging and established photographers around a rich and varied subject. While we may be used to views from the skies, we remain fascinated by landscapes seen from above.

The book features the work of Georg Gerster, Nicolas Crispini, Dan Holdsworth, Esther Mathis, Simon Norfolk, Penelope Umbrico, of the Chung-Ang University (Seoul), and of the five winners of the competition: Valentina Suter, Wang Lin, Maanantai Collective, Pablo Lopez Luz and Cyril Porchet.

Available at LaChè

Exhibition catalogue 2011

This book was conceived as a companion to the festival. It features works of contemporary imagemakers who approach the mountain in its various and multiple states: spectacular, sublime, domesticated, constructed (even artificial!), out-of-touch and frightening. Artists who live in Switzerland, Germany, United States, the Netherlands and England, many living far from a mountainous environment, celebrate and challenge deeply-rooted myths, and each in his own way tries to interpret this elusive landscape. Unspoiled nature versus the man-altered mountain – a dichotomy that has sparked the imaginations of generations of mountain lovers – is thus interpreted by talented artists, whose visions are far removed from those of tourist postcards.

Published by 5 Continents, Milan

Edited by Nathalie Herschdorfer, director of the Festival Alt. +1000.

Texts by Tobia Bezzola (Kunsthaus Zürich), Marta Caraion (Lausanne University), Bernard Debarbieux (Geneva University), Elena Foster (Ivory Press, London/Madrid), Nathalie Herschdorfer, Noémie Richard.

Available at LaChè

The library of Alt. +1000

During the festival, a library located at the reception of the festival, in Rossinière, presents a large selection of books related to photography.