Photo Mosaic Switzerland
The Archive of the Image Agency Comet Photo AG
A country’s rapid changes documented by an outstanding press image agency.
1st edition, 2015
Text English and German
232 pages, 74 color and 134 b/w illustrations
20 x 26 cm
Pictorial Worlds: Photographs from the Image Archive, ETH-Bibliothek. Vol. 5
The photo agency Comet Photo AG was founded in Zurich in 1952 by Swiss photographers Hans Gerber, Bjorn Eric Lindroos, and Jack Metzger with the aim of supplying media and businesses with images of Zurich. Quickly, however, the agency expanded its reach to all of Switzerland.
This book presents two hundred images from the heyday of Comet Photo in the 1960s and ’70s. Emphasizing the rapid changes Switzerland underwent in those years, the selection of photographs in the book covers cities and countryside, industry and agriculture, celebrities and fashion, and major public events. Together, they offer an unforgettable, stylish portrait of Switzerland in a period of dynamic change and growth.
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