Artist file


Francis Traunig * 1954 in Genève, lives in Genève

1977 Business school - Freight forwarder apprenticeship, training in import and export.

1978 Two-year trip around the world with a camera in the backpack

1980 Photo report on the drug trade in Morocco.

1981 Resumes a men's fashion business.

1982 First customer portraits in the store.

1983 Photo report in New York and Washington - The Reagan years

1984 Shooting and staging of "Il était une croix".

1985 The store is transformed into a shooting [...]

1977 Business school - Freight forwarder apprenticeship, training in import and export.

1978 Two-year trip around the world with a camera in the backpack

1980 Photo report on the drug trade in Morocco.

1981 Resumes a men's fashion business.

1982 First customer portraits in the store.

1983 Photo report in New York and Washington - The Reagan years

1984 Shooting and staging of "Il était une croix".

1985 The store is transformed into a shooting studio after closing. The TVSR devotes a portrait program to the entire photographic activity entitled: J.A. Cornioley's Tarte de temps.

Publication by Altag magazine in Zurich of a Portfolio.

1987 TVSR devotes a section of its magazine VIVA to portraits in the store. Crossing the Hoggar massif - Algerian Sahara - by solar car. Photo report.

1988 Travels to the Philippines, Brazil, Kenya. First photograhic reflections on the theme of tourism.

1989 Discovery of Benidorm beach - first images - while going down to West Africa. African portraits.

1990 Work on Benidorm in July and August, exhibited at the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne in October of the same year.

EXHIBITIONS

1991 Portrait exhibition at the Halles de l'île in Geneva.

TVSR devotes a part of the VIVA programme to photogra- work

phique on Benidorm.

1992 Series of portraits of American writer Jim Harrison in Michigan.

Exhibition at the Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal. Collective with Pipilotti Rist.

Shedhalle from Zurich.

2000 One photo per day for one year, exhibition at the Château de Nyon. Publication of Au cœur du pli, texts and images, about the store's customers and inhabitants of the Pâquis.

Collective at the Historical Museum of Lausanne on the theme

Leisure in the canton of Vaud.

2001 Collective at the Espace Arlaud, Lausanne - Arts de vivre - Vaud 2000 Weekly photographic chronicle on TVSR

2002 Charles-Henri Favrod - A portrait. Collective at the Morges cultural centre. Le regard de l'arme - Centre de la photographie de Genève.

2003 Collective on travel - Villa Dutoit, Geneva - La Mongolie Collective Galerie Hors-Jeu, Geneva - Moi Je

2004 Collective at the Kunsthalle Palazzo - Portraits of shooters Opera Barge - Paris - Confusion

Humus Lausanne - Short trips and other troubles - Publication

of a book Troublements for the exhibition. Humus Publishing

2006 Collective at the Nancy Biennale.

Creation of www.uneparjour.org

Collective Montpellier.

2008 Various collectives, Roche-Saint-Secret, Montélimar, etc...

2009 Around Etienne Dumont, exhibited at Krisal, Europ Art...

2011 Anime la nuit des Images in the gardens of the Musée de l'Elysée, in LausannE, (2012

- 2013, idem)

2015 Launch of the new website www.unephotoparjour.ch

Invited to the Festival Présence(s) in Montélimar, exhibits his series Voyage

2016 www.unephotoparjour.ch in Montélimar

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