16th Annual Biel/Bienne Festival of Photorgaphy September 7-30, 2012, Biel/Bienne Switzerland

August 3, 2012

The Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography is the only annual photography festival in Switzerland to celebrate contemporary photography. Each year in September, the works of twenty photographers of Swiss and international descents display their work in known and unusual places in the city of Biel. Visitors discover the art of the photographic tour.

On the occasion of their 16th edition, the Photo Days of Biel question the ambiguous relationships that unfold between voyeurism and exhibitionism in the presence of a camera. The festival will host 23 exhibitions of photographers from 10 countries - Iran to the United States via Spain and Switzerland.

The co-directors Joye Helen and Catherine Kohler Cagnard have designed a program that brings exceptionally rich multifaceted approaches to this fascinating subject matter. The staging of the power of Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian streets are faced with tourists snapshots or incursions into the bedroom of our neighbors. Roundtables, conferences, workshops, and a photo safari complete this popular festival.

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