Photobooks Switzerland

16.09 — 17.09.2023

The photobook, which is today the preferred medium of many photographers, is at the heart of Photobooks Switzerland, the first event in Switzerland to be entirely devoted to it. Initiated in 2019 by Geneva-based artist Anastasia Mityukova, it aims to bring the best of contemporary independent photography publishing to Switzerland. It seeks to open up reflection and discussion on the status and importance of the photobook, as well as to bring out new insights and impressions on the possibility of this medium in the Swiss cultural scene. It aims to create a convivial and festive atmosphere to encourage exchanges and encounters between all audiences: professionals, photographers, students, photography enthusiasts, publishers and schools.


Saturday 16 September & Sunday 17 September from 11.00 to 19.00

International photobook fair with 35 publishers, collectives and schools from Switzerland and Europe. Discover all the participants on the website of Photobooks Switzerland!

Saturday 16 September at 15.00

Talk with Hannah Darabi, artist, and Jérôme Sother, co-director of the art centre GwinZegal, Guingamp, France, about the photobook in Hannah Darabi's practice, in the context of her solo show at Centre de la photographie Genève. In French.

Sunday 17 September at 10.00

Round table about photobook awards. With Daria Tuminas, curator at FOTODOK, Utrecht, Nicolas Polli, artist, Virginie Rebetez, artist, Gzregorz Kosmala, publisher, Blow Up Press. Moderated by Caroline Nicod, independent curator. In English.

Saturday 16 September & Sunday 17 September from 11.00 to 19.00

Portfolio reviews with 10 Swiss and international experts in the field of photography. Informations and registration on the website of Photobooks Switzerland.

Saturday 16 September & Sunday 17 September from 13.30 to 17.30

Zine workshop with Zoopark Collective. Informations and registration on the website of  Photobooks Switzerland.


The 2023 edition takes place for the first time at Centre de la photographie Genève and is  part of the first Geneva Art Week, which runs from 12 to 17 September. Over the course of the weekend, the entire Romandie celebrates the photobook, with another dedicated event at Photo Elysée.

Image: Photobooks Switzerland 2022 at Photoforum Pasquart © Aline Board Rudaz