GROUPS

Note on the current situation: Currently, no (private and public) guided tours and workshops are taking place.

Be it as a team outing, club event or family celebration, we organise the matching tour or an exciting workshop. You are given the chance to discover the current exhibitions, get to know our analogue photo laboratory, gather background information on the history of photography or become creatively active yourselves. We are happy to respond to your specific wishes.

Workshops

Workshop: Photography Today – From Screenshot to Virtual Reality

Photography today can be many things: a profile picture on the internet, a Virtual Reality world, a YouTube video, a LED advertising banner – the possibilities of the photographic are seemingly endless. In the workshop, the participants track the story of photography further into the digital age, get to know different forms of contemporary photography and try out the medium’s creative potential for themselves in a practically oriented section. The workshop will take place in German. 

Duration: 2–2.5 h
Pricing: CHF 550 (incl. material)
Registration: vermittlung@fotozentrum.ch or 052 234 10 72

Workshop: Networked Photography – Metadata, Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence

The status of photography in our everyday lives has changed dramatically with the advent of digital cameras and smartphones. In the workshop we tackle important questions relating to photography. How are we visible online? What is metadata? Where is it hidden and what can it do? How do algorithms control and alter the visibility of images? What is machine learning and is artificial intelligence biased? Via a mix of lecture inputs, group activities and open discussions, we establish a specific link with photography and thus with contemporary questions of visual politics. The workshop will take place in German.

Duration: 1.5–3 h
Pricing: CHF 500
Registration: vermittlung@fotozentrum.ch or 052 234 10 72

Workshop: Photogram – Creating with Light

Photograms are pictures that are taken in the darkroom without a camera. As you experiment with different materials and creative ideas, you will create a wide range of interesting compositions.  Light reflections, shadow plays, razor-sharp silhouettes and superimpositions – the sole requirements are light, photographic paper and fluids. Spatial constraints in the photo lab mean that the number of participants is limited to a maximum of fifteen. The workshop is held in German.

Duration: 2–2.5 h
Pricing: CHF 550 (incl. material)
Note: a maximum of 10–15 participants are allowed due to spacial restrictions in the darkroom
Registration: vermittlung@fotozentrum.ch or 052 234 10 72 

Workshop: Camera Obscura – Back to the Origins of Photography

This workshop is devoted to the phenomenon of the camera obscura. After entering the museum’s very own “dark chamber”, you will experiment with pinhole cameras and expose your own images outside, which we will then develop together in the black-and-white lab. The resulting negatives and positives are yours to take home with you. Spatial constraints in the photo lab mean that the number of participants is limited to a maximum of fifteen. The workshop is held in German.

Duration: 2–2.5 h
Pricing: CHF 550 (incl. material)
Note: a maximum of 10–15 participants are allowed due to spacial restrictions in the darkroom
Registration: vermittlung@fotozentrum.ch or 052 234 10 72