The Château of Prangins is currently hosting two important photo exhibitions: World Press Photo 2018, which continues until the 9th December 2018 and Swiss Press Photo 2018, which runs until the 3rd March 2019.
There is an extensive range of photos in both of these current exhibitions across many categories: portrait, environment, sports, nature, spot news and more. The photos are printed in very large format and spread across both levels of the château.
In the Swiss Press Photo 2018 Exhibition – there is a superb photo series by Remo Naegeli of Michael Keller, a dentist who treats patients in remote mountain valleys in the Canton of Uri. Instead of treating people in his surgery, he brings the surgery to them in their homes.
Keller below is seen having a cup of coffee and a slice of cake at his patient’s dining table after his work is done.
Under the “Daily Life” category, a series of photos by Julie de Tribolet focusses on Ninoska Caro, a beautician from Geneva who swaps her high heels for a pair of military boots as a lieutenant in the Swiss army. Only 0.7% of members of the Swiss military are women.
Guillaume Perret is the winner of the Photographer of the Year in the Swiss Press Photo awards. Perret photographed a 67-year-old woman from Neuchâtel who has breast cancer. After surgery and chemotherapy, she is determined to show off her body, with the simple message that it is possible to beat cancer. This photo is used in the posters and publicity of the current exhibition.
In the World Press Photo 2018 – there is an extraordinary set of winning photos under the section “Environment”. Photographer Kadir van Lohuizen travelled to several countries to report on how different societies manage (or mismanage), their waste.
Check out the series of photos by Ami Vitale under “Nature” of orphaned and abandoned elephant calves. They are rehabilitated and returned to the wild, at the community-owned Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in northern Kenya.
©Amy Vitale/ National Geographic
There are vivid and shocking photos in the Spot News category taken by David Becker on October 1, 2017. People run for cover as a gunman fires on concertgoers at the Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas, USA.