Emile Gos – L’aveugle de la rue de la Seine, Paris – 1911
Albert Steiner (1877-1965) – Tirano, ca. 1920
Emil Meerkämper – Chapel Davos – ca. 1930
Albert Steiner – Lej Sgrischus Fextal – ca. 1910
Friedli Engesser – Swiss Alps – 1965
Anonymous France (20th C.) – Allumettes Nyon – ca. 1920
Gotthard Schuh – Mother and child, Bali – 1938
Sergei Borisov – Pikes – 1994
Sergei Borisov – On the shore – 1983
Sergei Borisov – Red wedding – 1989
Strba Annelies – Än IV
Olaf Breuning – Hellen, Freundin aus Amerika – 1997
»I am looking for the unexpected. I am looking for things I have never seen before« Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)
LoMA buys, sells and provides fine art photography.
LoMA – Swiss photographers represented include:
Peter Frey Davos
Naegeli Photographie, Gstaad
LoMA – international photographers represented include:
Locher Modern Art and photography – 4 fields
1. Our main focus is the promotion of 20th century Swiss photography, a lively, inspiring scene with international appeal.
LoMA specialises the period between the mystic pictoralism of Fred Bossonnas and Albert Steiner, and the personal author’s photography of Werner Bischof, Gotthard Schuh, Jakob Tuggener and René Burri. For biographical details visit here.
2. LoMA additionally focuses on human studies by the artists Robert Mapplethorpe, Bruce Weber and Andy Warhol.
3. LoMA offers an impressive collection of vintage works by Sergei Borisov – the leading Russian photographer of Perestroika’s Zeitgeist.
4. LoMA has been representing the photographic work by Swiss photographer Friedrich Engesser (*1927) exclusively since 2012. Spring 2012: Retrospective Ortsmuseum Meilen, Switzerland.
»Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts« Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
FAQ: What is a vintage print?
Definitions of the term “vintage” include “representing the high quality of a past time” and “being the best of its kind”. There is no legal time definition of the term regarding works of art, however, today the majority of experts classify a print as being vintage when printed within five years after the photographic shoot. The vintage prints we offer at LoMA are produced by the photographers themselves or on their instructions soon after pictures have been taken.
Historical background of 20th century photography in Switzerland
Since the invention of the first photographic images 1839 there has been a heated debate as to whether or not photography can be considered to be art.
It is thanks to the pictorialist Fred Boissonnas (1858-1946), Albert Steiner (1877-1965) and with the renewed approach of Hans Finsler (1891-1972) in the 1930s that Swiss photography gained its momentum. Finsler founded the class of photography at Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich today in association with the Museum für Gestaltung (see www.museum-gestaltung.ch). This stimulated the creation of a lively and inspiring scene of artistic photographers, of which Arnold Kübler played a pivotal role as an editor who promoted many young photographers in his editorial Zürcher Illustrierte and from 1941 in the magazine du.Other major promoters were photographers associations like the “Council of Swiss Photographs” founded in 1951 by Werner Bischof, Walter Läubli, Gotthard Schuh, Paul Senn and Jakob Tuggener. Their aim was to achieve a very personal style of photography and the perception of photography as an independent art discipline.