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© Penelope Umbrico

The village of Rossinière in the foothills of the Swiss Alps is reputed for its 17th- and 18th- century architecture and its verdant setting. The photography festival contrasts this vernacular village identity with the questioning, inquisitive and provocative viewpoints of contemporary imagemakers.

“High Altitude”, is both the name and the theme of the third edition of the Alt. +1000 festival. It brings together emerging and noted photographers around a rich and varied subject. In Summer 2011, 10 exhibitions featuring 40 international artists were held in various spaces of the village of Rossinière. This year, 12 exhibitions are organized on the theme of altitude, and invite us to look at the world from novel points of view.