This article by Eduardo Simantob Thomas Kern is published by Swiss Info. Here is an excerpt:
A team of four photographers from the prestigious Magnum agency arrived in Bern last month for one of their most challenging assignments. Used to roaming the hottest crisis zones of the planet, they now brace themselves to document the placid workings of Swiss democracy.
Next year Switzerland will celebrate the 175th anniversary of its first federal constitution (1848), and the founding of a parliamentarian system based on values still debated to this day such as direct democracy and neutrality. To mark the date, Melody Gygax, Magnum Photos cultural agent in Switzerland, teamed up with the Swiss documentary film maker and photo book publisher Reto Caduff to develop a project which comprises an exhibition, a photo book, a documentary film, and a LiveLabExternal link – a residency program for a small Magnum team.
With the approval from the agency’s office in Paris, “Sessions” started in June. The four Magnum photographers have very distinct practices, approaches and are from different generations. SWI swissinfo.ch met them during their residency.
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