Luca Zanier (1966), of Italian descent, born and raised in Zurich (Switzerland), professional training as a photographer. Having worked both in Italy and in France, Zanier set up his own studio in Zurich. Since 1993, he works as an international freelancer in the domains of advertisement, reportage and independent artwork. Zanier's focus is on landscape, still life, people and art work.
Website: Luca Zanier online
Email: Luca Zanier by email
Exhibition in the Pirelli Tower, Milan
Zurich-based photographer Luca Zanier will show the whole "Place of Decision" series for the first time.
4th of October 2017, 6pm
With a short introduction into the exhibition and a guided tour by Luca Zanier
5 - 27 October 2017
Monday to Thursday: 9.00 – 12.30 / 14.00 – 17.00
Friday: 9.00 – 12.30
Palazzo Pirelli Spazio Eventi
Via Fabio Filzi 22
Luca Zaniers (* 1966) photographs are monumental insights into the political and economic control centers of our global world. Architecture and politics are a tension-filled couple. Whether the Acropolis in Athens or the glass dome of the German Bundestag - architecture has always embodied the power structures of the reigning rulers and institutions. It gives a material form to the respective form of government. In his "Corridors of Power" project, Zanier is looking for current spaces of power and their interiors that are often cut off from the public, such as the meeting room of the Communist Party in Paris (2010). The large-format photographs are characterized by a clear, linear image language and create impressive and unique monuments. There are assembly rooms and plenary chambers, committees and parliaments. This also includes courtrooms and libraries, which stand for executive violence and the ruling knowledge.
Consiglio Regione Lombardia I, Milan 2013 © Luca Zanier
ALPA owner and user Luca Zanier submitted us a list from current exhibitons and festivals with his participation:
Corridors of power @ Galleria primo piano Napoli
Exhibition: 17. October to 23. November 2014
Opening: Friday, 17. October, 7 pm
Via Foria, 118,
Photovisa festival 2014
PhotoVisa, a annual Foto Festival in Krasnodar, Russia, aims to unite photographers, artists and viewers, interested in different spheres of photography - from documentary to art projects based on photos.
Exhibition: 16. – 21. OCTOBER 2014
Opening: Sunday., 17. October, 16.30
Singapore international photography festival 2014
Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is a biennial gathering of minds from around the world with the common pursuit to advance the art and appreciation of photography.
Exhibition: 4. October to 30. November 2014
ALPA owner and user Luca Zanier invites you to the opening and the artist talk of his upcoming exhibition at Galerie Focale in Nyon, Switzerland:
SPACE AND ENERGY
25. January – 01. March 2015
Opening: Saturday, 24. January, 17:30
Artist Talk: Thursday, 5. February, 19:00
FOCALE gallery – book store
Place du Château 4
CH - 1260 Nyon
Website Galerie Focale www.focale.ch/exposition/space-and-energy/
Portfolio Zanier, Luca
OPENING: 30. AUGUST 2015, 11:30 a.m.
Opening: 30th of August – 08th of November 2015
Exhibition by IG Halle at Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil
in cooperation with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation Switzerland
The photographic exhibition about power and human rights shows on 1100 m2 the works of the American Photographer Eddie Adams, the Swiss Luca Zanier and the Italian Paolo Pellegrin. The three body of works demonstrate political and artistic concerns from war victims, violence and social exclusion to centers of world politics, where far-reaching decisions are taken.
IG Halle im Kunst(Zeug)Haus
Information about the exhibition at the IG Hall in Rapperswil: www.ighalle.ch
Exhibition at Prince House Gallery, Mannheim
EXHIBITION 4th of MAY - 30th of JUNE 2017
VERNISSAGE 3th of MAI 2017, 6:30PM
Prince House Gallery
Luca Zaniers (* 1966) photographs are monumental insights into the political and economic control centers of our global world. In his first German solo exhibition, the Prince House Gallery Mannheim will present works by the Swiss photographer from the projects "Corridors of Power" and "Space and Energy".
Architecture and politics are a tension-filled couple. Whether the Acropolis in Athens or the glass dome of the German Bundestag - architecture has always embodied the power structures of the reigning rulers and institutions. It gives a material form to the respective form of government. In his "Corridors of Power" project, Zanier is looking for current spaces of power and their interiors that are often cut off from the public, such as the meeting room of the Communist Party in Paris (2010). The large-format photographs are characterized by a clear, linear image language and create impressive and unique monuments. There are assembly rooms and plenary chambers, committees and parliaments. This also includes courtrooms and libraries, which stand for executive violence and the ruling knowledge.
The photos from the series "Space and Energy" also show places that are hardly accessible to the public or difficult to access. In the true sense of the word "power", these photographs present the places and technologies of today's energy generation which have become self-evident for the lives of many people are. Nuclear power plants, cooling towers or tankers, dams and the main spectrometer of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology give their heart in the futuristic photographs of Zaniers. Zanier has a special sense for these rooms and takes things into the view that they act like through-designed objects of desire.
Luca Zanier (* 1966) is a native Swiss. After his training and work as a photographer, he founded his own studio in Zurich in 1993. Since 2000, his work has been shown at home and abroad at various individual and group exhibitions. Zanier's works have received numerous prizes, including a Honorable Mention in the Santa Fe review in New Mexico (2010) and the Silver Award of the Prix de la Paris in the Fine Arts category (2011). His focus is on Landscapes, Architecture, Corporate, Industrial and Still Life, as well as reports and free artistic works.
For further information visit: PRINCE HOUSE GALLERY
Photographer's Page: Luca Zanier
Photographer Homepage: Luca Zanier
Luca Zanier: Beznau I, Kernkraftwerk Beznau, Kommandoraum 2011 © Luca Zanier
Luca Zanier: Parti Communiste Français PCF, Paris 2010 © Luca Zanier
Today is the opening of Switzerland's biggest photo fair, the "PHOTO19". Since the first edition of photoSCHWEIZ in 2005, the exhibition has developed into by far the largest and most important exhibition of photography in Switzerland in the fourteen years of its existence, and today it is considered to be one of the most renowned and largest photo events in Europe.
Dates: January 10 - 14
Hours: 11am - 8pm
Location: Halle 622 and StageOne in Zurich, CH
Each year, over 250 photographers show their favourite pictures of the past year on around 7,000 square metres in the premises of StageOne and Hall 622 in ZurichOerlikon. In 2018, photoSwitzerland had around 27,000 visitors. The five-day exhibition will be complemented by special exhibitions, off-spaces and the photoFORUM with lectures by photography icons. The makers of photoSCHWEIZ BLOFELD Entertainment are also successfully organising the graphicSCHWEIZ and architekturSCHWEIZ shows, the public science festival Salon Public and the Songbird Festival in Davos.
We are pleased to announce, that several photographers working with ALPA systems are featured in this years exhibition and as Speakers in the photoForum.
Joshua Loher - hybrid series #1
"The special presence of images created with pinhole cameras fascinates me. The blurred and imperfect gives the pictures their own unmistakable expression. Despite their obvious flaws, these pictures show an enormous power.
As an architectural photographer, i was interested in architectural photography. I began to research whether a pinhole camera could be combined with the advantages of a digital view camera. After discussions with the camera manufacturer ALPA, I was able to produce a pinhole lens that corresponded to my ideas. The pictures shown here were taken with the analog-digital-hybrid camera system created especially for this project."
Image © Joshua Loher
Damian Poffet - ASTANA - The new capital
A young republic seeks its identity.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan emerged as an independent republic in 1991. The young state has since become the ninth largest country in the world in terms of surface area - and yet it is still largely unknown.
How does an authority state build a representative city in inhospitable surroundings on almost unrestricted land? The photographer Damian Poffet already pursued this question in his work on the Chinese city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia. Like Ordos, Astana lies in a vast steppe area. In his photographic work, Poffet is interested in the gigantic scale of such planned cities. His pictures confront the ambitious architecture with the rapid wear and tear of rapidly erected buildings under extreme climatic conditions. Or he shows the remains of an old settlement along with new buildings, always striving for an unbiased view.
Image © Damian Poffet
Luca Zanier - Architectural Photography as Art
The Zurich photographer Luca Zanier has been dealing with spaces for years - often large, representative and functional spaces that he shows from a different perspective. Always without people and with a high aesthetic standard. He uses several examples to show how he implements these surprising and sometimes abstract images: from planning to implementation and post-production.
How do you deal with mixed light situations?
What to do about Moirée?
Is there a perfect moment?
How many pictures are needed for perfect photography?
What happens during post-processing?
Luca has suitable and convincing answers to these questions. A presentation for amateurs and professionals.
Image © Luca Zanier