We need to talk… about photo editors


18h00, in French

Free admission, registration on Google Forms until the day before the meeting.

The meetings are followed by an aperitif where the exchanges between the participants can continue in a less formal way.

Meet Anne Wyrsch, head photo editor at daily newspaper Le Temps.

‘We need to talk…’ is a new series of public talk proposed by the Centre de la photographie Genève, addressed primarily to artists, photographers and students in these disciplines. Professionals from different fields related to art and photography are invited to share their expertise and professional experience, and to discuss the specificities of their practice. With these talks, the Centre de la photographie Genève intends to demystify certain professions, encourage good practices, and support artists and photographers in important processes related to their profession, which remain largely unaddressed in schools. The first cycle of ‘We need to talk…’ discusses issues related to the art market and its actors, the conservation of digital archives, as well as the preparation of applications and fundraising.

Anne Wyrsch will share her experience as a photo editor and documentalist in several media and organisations in French-speaking Switzerland, and will discuss issues related to the use of images in contemporary media. Among the questions addressed during this talk: how do the Swiss media currently work with photographers, but also with agencies, image banks, etc.? Does the profession of press photographer still exist, and will it continue to exist in the future? How can photographers interested in working with the media get in contact with them? What are the types of images that the media use today, beyond those that are strictly photojournalistic, and what new issues does this diversification bring?