Christian Vogt

Christian Vogt

The Longer I Look

The first-ever comprehensive survey of Christian Vogt's photography, featuring work from all stages of his career



Title Information

Photographs by Christian Vogt. With a conversation between Martin Gasser and  Christian Vogt

1st edition

, 2017


264 pages, 210 color, 179 duotone, and 3 b/w illustrations

20 x 27.5 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-791-4


Christian Vogt is one of Switzerland’s most important contemporary artists. For nearly fifty years, he has engaged in a complex dialogue with his central medium of expression—photography—rendering a new image language that puts him ahead of his time. Each image is a projection that invites many different reactions depending on the viewer, making each photograph an exploration of vision.

The first book to focus on Vogt’s entire body of work, Christian Vogt: The Longer I Look ranges across his full body of work, including both conceptual work and a selection of commissions. The nearly four hundred images offer a comprehensive overview of the artist’s philosophical concerns and his capacity to visualize “the things behind things.” The book also features an introduction by Vogt and a conversation between Vogt and the artist and curator Martin Gasser.

Authors & Editors

Martin Gasser

 is conservator of the permanent collection and curator at the Winterthur-based Fotostiftung Schweiz. He has written extensively and published various books on Swiss photographers and photoghraphy,

Christian Vogt

, born 1946, lives and works as a freelance photographic artist in Basel. His work has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions and books.