Picture 978f31dd 82d0 4e00 8c51 03986610b250

Description of the project

First of all, the «17 shots in a box» project was initiated by Near and Grussformat, an association and an editor, the vocation of which is to support the Swiss photography and to participate in its broadcasting.

This end of year 2015, we decided to launch a new collection of photogrpahs (postcard format), to put forward the works of the photographers members of Near.

This first limited edition (500 copies) will be constituted by 17 images put together in a homemade crafted box. «17 shots in a box» intended to be an object allying design and sobriety for every amateur of contemporary image, for every compulsive collector, for every enthusiast of decoration, for everyone who looks for a quality present for his/her stepmother, his/her cousin, his/her uncle of Aargau, etc.

Why supporting us?

Near is a non-profit organization. Our funds allow us to cover a part of the project, but unfortunately not its completeness. We thus need your support, to be able to launch this first edition, which will be, we hope for it, the first of further annual editions.

Selected artists

Léonore Bau, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, Sophie Brasey, Roberto Greco, Sophie Hugenot, Olivier Lovey, Gian Paul Lozza, Brigitte Lustenberger, Mathilde Magnée, Murielle Michetti, Caroline Neulas, Lucas Olivet, Véronique Portal, Laurence Rasti, Diego Saldiva, Dom Smaz, Fabian Unternährer.

Picture 46ced1d2 f02a 49e7 9708 051e9c4b0121Picture 41c82573 a01a 44d8 a6cd e4ba207ab8f8Picture 71afe16f 8a07 4908 9b86 7da7a85fbe63Picture b09f5d92 59e6 405d 9fa3 634d65f3d369Picture dcbefea9 971c 4098 a19d cc2b17861e3ePicture 86e36892 b61f 4333 b7b6 66c8ae6908dePicture 61cd59b4 19f1 44c6 a663 6be0f6a27191Picture f0ac80a2 15b1 4714 8338 0e6a17ca20ecPicture fd0270a0 e4fa 47d1 af83 30f924ff19f6Picture 3be3d505 9a08 467f b92e 292d2cc1bcfdPicture bca762f2 8c96 487f b284 0450112d1b9cPicture 730530c8 ada8 437c a320 6815d29beff2Picture 3d21dec6 68e6 4536 9f22 b2b5cc475c70Picture caafc8da 9eec 417d 9666 b4730e97615fPicture 0c0130d2 f62d 434c 8816 91e7380e319cPicture eefbc2cb c212 49c9 8340 a938c8fc2dbfPicture e4dbc36b 0493 4dd7 93b1 4c110ee74b8d

Presentation of Near

Near was founded in Lausanne in 2009 and aims to promote contemporary photography. The association organizes activities around four main objectives: to promote and disseminate the work of Swiss and Switzerland-based photographers for both confirmed talents and young artists; to enable cultural exchanges between regions and among professionals in the field of photography (artists, historians, critics, curators, journalists and editors); to actively contribute to critical thinking on the subject of contemporary photography; and finally to help increase exposure of Swiss photography to a wider audience.

Near organizes among other things exhibitions, screenings, interviews, conferences and gatherings between professionals ; the association also publishes a monthly newsletter, Next, and numerous editorial projects ; NEAR operates a website which offers a multidisciplinary platform and artist portfolios.

Presentation of Grussformat

Grussformat is a project initiated by Samuel Wolf and Gaël Hugo in 2014. On this on-line platform, they propose a service of high-quality postcards printing, as well as the Edition Grussformat, which is a collection of contemporary artists images. The latter are also distributed in cultural institutions, such as Fotomuseum to Winterthur, Museum für Gestaltung / Schaudepot in Zurich and the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne.

Samuel Wolf is a graphic designer and an art director. He’s created the Wolf Studio, which is based in Zurich. Gaël Hugo is a creative director and a designer of interaction. He teaches for several years at the Cantonal School of Art of Lausanne (ecal) and lives in Paris.