«Hier sass er»

We’ve all seen these pictures in the press: a person standing at the edge of the picture pointing at something—a window, a field, a red Mitsubishi, a bullet hole. The face is self-righteous, accusatory, outraged, or inviting, proud, even joyful. The caption then reveals what it’s all about. A man pointing at the window from which a deaf pensioner fired shots with an assault rifle. An unemployed man pointing at a river in which he rescued a drowning woman. Or the janitor of the primary school once attended by newly-elected Swiss Federal Council member Doris Leuthard can remember exactly which hook she used to hang her gym bag on. The gesture of pointing channels the viewer’s attention, forging a connection, a chronology, creating a story by simple but highly effective means.

Beatrice Minger has brought together 124 pointing pictures and their captions from the Swiss local and tabloid press to produce a kaleidoscopic portrait of Switzerland. It’s a mosaic of stories about our coexistence, about what moves our nation deep down inside. A panorama of disasters great and small, outrageous incidents, fabled finds, tragic coincidences and painstaking investigations.

CHF 48.00
CHF 38.40
269
New
1. Auflage 2018
Künstler
Gestaltung
Softcover, 370 Seiten, 124 Farbabbildungen
17 × 23 cm
ISBN: 978-3-906803-69-2
Sprache: German