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Photos are representations of reality - or of alternatives to reality. The photo museum in Winterthur is showcasing the world through a lens. A unique European center of excellence for photographic art has been established, thanks to collaboration with the Swiss Photo Foundation.

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The Swiss mecca of photography is located in a converted factory with changing exhibitions and permanent collections of contemporary and classic photographic art. In the museum for applied photography, a center of historico-cultural and sociological importance, you can view police photographs, industrial snapshots, photos of dams being built, and medical photographs. The permanent collections include a hall for photographs by contemporarty artists with exhibitions of work by Lewis Baltz, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin and many other artists.

The Winterthur Museum of Photography is also a classical museum for the masters of the 19th and 20th century such as Karl Blossfeldt, Bill Brandt or Dorothea Lange.

The Fotostiftung Schweiz (Swiss Foundation for Photography) was founded in 1971 and is committed to the preservation, discovery and referral of photographic work. It takes care of an archive and a collection, which to date comprises more than 30 bequests and approximately 30,000 original prints of outstanding photographers.

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