Phovea Photo Studio
Visit our portrait photo studio on the notes of this great song!
Music and Lyrics by Luca Princiotta Band.
Video directed filmed and edited by Reto Albertalli.
Model Sonia Auricchio.
Many thanks to Justine Jo, Delphine Schacher and Julien Gregorio.
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François Schaer's images in nature.
François Schaer will show a teaser of his work on the geneva's agriculture saturday 28 of april.
Thirty photographies in big format displayed in geneva's landscape.
Adrien Golinelli's images in LeTemps.
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is a self-declared state that comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus. Recognised only by Turkey, Northern Cyprus is considered by the international community to be part of the Republic of Cyprus.
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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) assigned Reto Albertalli the intimate portraits of Christiana from Nigeria and Ali from Afghanistan. Expressing the trauma suffered during their forced migrating journey, at the peril of their lives. Giving a voice to their psychological and phisical sufferings, to these indelible scars, and to the individuals bearing the weight.
For the next three years the images are part of the multimedia exhibition touring Switzerland. Starting in Bern October the 2nd.
The City of Geneva launches it's first nocturnal of photography, on October the 14th, from 5 pm to 2 am, in various cultural venues in the city center. The one-night event mainly explores the projected image on giant screens. Phovea is proud to be part of it with a dedicated projection, and to see its photographers part of several other events:
INSP Awards Winners
"Refugee couple fight to be reunited for their wedding"
By Dominik Galliker, Photographs by Julien Gregorio
Laila, a refugee from Yemen, and Toufik, a Moroccan looking for a better life, went to the immigration office in Bern to get papers for their wedding. Instead the young couple were separated and Toufik was arrested and deported.
Surprise Magazine told the story of their fight to be reunited.
INSP Awards / Surprise Magazine
At the sixth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, the hopes and dreams for the children of this fledgling nation have not materialised, UNICEF said. More than two million children have fled their homes to escape vicious fighting; and last month the one millionth child became a refugee. More than two thousand children have been killed or injured, and many more have witnessed horrific violence. The numbers are staggering and yet each represents the ongoing misery of a child.
Reto Albertalli for UNICEF and the Schweizer Familie Magazine.
Sight - From silver to algorithm
Portraits from Delphine Schacher's series "Bois des Frères" will be part of the exhibition "SICHT" at the Photobastei Zürich, from the 4th of may until the 4th of June.
"The question of the identity of people has always been a central part of the photographic practice and has multiplied itself with the technical development and the associated pictorial languages.(...)"
News from the sky
Delphine Schacher's series "Celestial Mechanics" is part of "CIELS".
"The sky, a recurring subject in the history of photography. (...) Even today, thousands of photographs of skies are published daily on social networks under the hashtag #cloudporn ... In May, Villa Dutoit, in Geneva, will give you news from the sky."
Opening on Thursday, May the 4th, at 6 pm.
Women Portraits in Basel
MAZ, the Swiss School of Journalism shows selected exceptional works of photographers, at the Bellevue Ort für Fotografie in Basel. Reto Albertalli's «Girls of Kabul» is part of it. From march the 11th until april the 9th.
Together with photographers Jean Revillard, Christian Bobst, Michael Hauri and Daniel Auf der Mauer. Curated by Reto Camenisch.
Jours Blancs at the Musée de l'Elysée
François Schaer is part of the exhibition
« Vertical No Limit. Mountain Photography »
at the Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne (CH)
from the 25th of January until the 26th of April 2017.
The image representing the event is his.
Opening: 24th of January at 6 pm
Bodies identity questioned at Galerie Focale
Neige Sanchez's magnificent work "La surface des corps" will be exhibited at the Galerie Focale. From 22 January to 26 February.
A honorable mention was given to the series by the jury of the "Prix Focale" 2016. Opening January 21st at 5:30 pm.
Reto Albertalli was on a travel assignment in Cuba when the death of Fidel Castro was announced.
Back in La Habana he was able to assist the funerals on Plaça de la Revolution. Portraying faces in the crowd, of cubans at the end of an era and the definitive embracing of the change.
Between hope, melancholy and uncertainties.
François Schaer is one of the laureates of the 4th «Enquête photographique valaisanne». This year the theme was Identity. François focused his lens on the Tattoos scene, creating 15 dyptich portrait-tattoos detail. His series will be exhibited at the St-Maurice Château from the 15th of October until the 13th of November.
MSF Commemoration in Geneva. One year from the attack on the Kunduz Trauma Centre in Afghanistan, Médecins Sans Frontières commemorate the 42 lives lost during the attack, drawing attention to ongoing attacks on medical facilities and calling for all parties to conflict to stop attacks on healthcare workers, facilities and patients.
Phovea Photo Agency covered the event, in support of MSF.
Shoot on the Water
We all came out to Montreux, on the lake Geneva shoreline …
Phovea Photo Agency on assignment, on the water, for the ADAC Reisemagazin. Vevey, Lausanne, Morges and Geneva as well, are to be seen from boat views.
«ADAC travel magazine is the most successful travel guide on the German market. Top reporters and photographers have collaborated to bring the reader an innovative magazine that is both informative and easy to read.»
Tattoo artist Xoil portrayed by Reto Albertalli for the New York Times, created a watch in collaboration with the swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome. Xoil applied his art on leather watch straps in the limited series of only 25 pieces.
New York Times Article
Refugee Crisis in Como
It's urgent. Como, the Italian city of 85,000 inhabitants, near to the swiss border in Chiasso, is soon no longer able to accommodate the daily incoming refugees and to provide them with the basic necessities. Especially the youngest among them.
Reto Albertalli on assignment for Caritas Switzerland.
Caritas Photos and Video
Verzasca Foto Festival
Reto Albertalli's nepalese portraits and reportage photos, are exhibited during this year's Verzasca Foto Festival, among the works of remarkable photographers; as was Delphine Schacher's series during the last edition.
An «introduction to photography» workshop will be held by the photographer during 4 days, in the beautiful swiss mountain location, in Ticino.
Verzasca Foto Festival
Swiss Press Photo 16
For 25 years the Swiss Press Photo Award spotlights the best of Swiss press photography.
Phovea photographers have been awarded or selected in the past editions, regularly.
Reto Albertalli's Brazilian Pantanal story is this year part of it, and is on the cover of the anniversary catalogue. The exhibition travels around Switzerland showing a hundred large-format images. They are often presented alongside the World Press Photo.
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Swiss Photo Award Finalist Delphine Schacher
We are proud to announce that Delphine Schacher is top three finalist, in the category Free, at the Swiss Photo Award, with her beautiful intimate series «Bois des Frères» about uneasy life in barracks in Geneva. Illustrating people’s infinite capacity to adapt to their marginalised status and even find a place.
The winning series will be announced on june the 9th.
Pictures and Text
Zurich's Biggest Photography Art Walk
MAZ, the Swiss School of Journalism shows selected exceptional works of photographers, at the Photobastei in Zurich. Reto Albertalli's «Girls of Kabul» are part of it. From april the 7th until the 24th.
Together with photographers Jean Revillard, Christian Bobst, Michael Hauri and Daniel Auf der Mauer. Curated by Reto Camenisch.
Vulnerability and Resilience
Delphine Schacher, together with two young swiss photographers (Simone Haug and Annick Ramp) have been commissioned by the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography and The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES, to photographically explore the theme of «Vulnerability and Resilience».
The resulting work now appears in 3 exhibitions and one publication: «Downs and Ups». To be seen from april 29 to May 22 at Pasquart Photoforum in Biel.
Sony Awards Shortlist
This year’s Sony World Photography Awards has seen a record number of entries, with over 230,000 photos entered.
Phovea is very proud to announce that Laura Aggio Caldon (Italy) has been shortlisted in the category «Contemporary Issues» with her story «Hawsh el Harimi, Place of Women» on the practice of early marriage in Lebanon.
Huffington Post Photos Nr. 13 and 14
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New York Times special issue cover story
David Gouten (in blue) of the independent watchmaker Manufacture Royale and his friend, Jean-Marie Schaller (in gold) of Louis Moinet, at the Beau-Rivage hotel in Geneva. Credit Reto Albertalli for The New York Times.
Gouten and Schaller
Typeface for the Slim d’Hermès
Delphine Schacher is part of the «Festival de la jeune photographie» with her series «Petite robe de fête» among other young european photographers.
14–20 january, Maupetit Actes Sud, Côté Galerie – Marseille
We are part of the collective exhibition «Outre-Mer»
Phovea will be part of the collective exhibition «Outre-Mer», showing the work of eighty artists, members and friends of the «Usine Kugler».
Join us in this beautiful location in Geneva, this Thursday December the 3rd starting 6 pm. The exhibition runs until December the 20th at
the «Usine Kugler», 19 av. de la Jonction
Looking for support, publishing new book
Adrien Golinelli has launched a wemakeit crowdfounding campaign, for co-financing his latest book «Ordos, the stillborn city». A contract has been signed with renowned german art books publisher Kehrer, the design is ready and just the printing budget is still missing. Only with your help this ambitious and important photographic project will exist in the form of a beautiful object. Secure now your own personalized copy, before everyone else. Or for a pledge of only 22.– Adrien will send you a postcard from his next bizarre destination.
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Nepal UNICEF assignment
Earthquake aftermath, political unstability, schools and the children.
Portraits and photoreportage in Nepal, by Reto Albertalli / phovea on assignment for a joint campaign of UNICEF and the Schweizer Familie Magazine supported by the Credit Suisse Foundation , the association Schweizer Ludotheken and ÖKK Insurance.
Black and Wild
A selection of pictures taken during two trips deep inside the brasilian Pantanal have been edited into a very personal black and white series by Reto Albertalli.
Jaguars, Tarantulas and views of an overwhelming untouched flora, will be published by the Ticinosette magazine. With extracts of Francisco Vasquez's diaries narrating the journey of cruel spanish conquistador Lope de Aguirre, in search of the mytical El Dorado
Article on page 13
Delphine's work «La mécanique céleste» exhibited twice
Delphine's series about a couple of farmers and winemakers using biodynamic farming is exhibited from September 3 to October 3 in Sonogno (Ticino) during Verzasca Photo Festival and from September 23 to October 31 in Braga (Portugal) as part of the festival «Encontros da Imagem».
Verzasca Photo Festival
Encontros Da Imagem
Ad Campaign against teen suicide
For the World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2015, the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the Foundation Children Action rename and revitalize their measures for the prevention and treatment of suicide. The campaign was shot by Julien Gregorio.
Book «Dérives Urbaines» is out
This book will be the official gift of the Geneva's City Hall. The collection of photographs was made during «Vis à Vis», an assignment commissioned to eight photographers in eight different neighbourhoods in Geneva.
Julien Gregorio/phovea photographed the Grottes and St-Gervais neighborhoods, one of his images was also selected as one of the three differents covers of the book edited by boabooks.
Buy it at boabooks.com
Related images coming soon
photo credits: Izet Sheshivari
Geneva carte blanche
Swiss-italian magazine Ticinosette assigned Reto Albertalli a day-long photographic walk through the city of Geneva.
Delphine Schacher in phovea
Phovea Photo Agency is very proud to announce that Delphine Schacher is a new member of the team, as represented photographer. Delphine is a talented young photographer whose humanistic and contemporary work has been awarded and published internationally. Her ability to respond to corporate and editorial assignments in a client oriented way, sensible to the relation to the human, absolutely fits Phovea's qualities. Welcome Delphine!
Events as beautiful stories to tell
This summer several corporate events have been photographed by Reto Albertalli / phovea, thanks to Blossom Communication Agency, at the Espace Hippomène in Geneva.
The strenght of upclose and personal reportage, applied to event documentation has left corporate clients very happy.
Due to copyright issues images cannot be shown, this one image of children playing during opening of the Gustave and Léonard Hentsch Park is courtesy of the owner.
Phovea’s 150 portraits celebrate the H.U.G
150 smiling portraits of patients and collaborators of the Geneva University Hospitals (H.U.G) have been shot by photographer Julien Gregorio, assisted by phovea collegues, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary. The campaign is a concept by M&C Saatchi Geneva. The huge banners are to be seen on the building’s façades and in the city of Geneva.
Video of Julien at Work
Do you recognize anyone?
François Schaer selected at the Swiss Photo Award
Phovea invites you to the opening of the ewz selection where the work of François Schaer «The other stars of Football» has been selected among the 3 best of 2014 in the editorial category. The opening will take place in Zurich, at the Unterwek Selnau the 13th of May from 5 pm
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Video of François at Work
Reto Albertalli shortlisted at the Swiss Press Photo
SwissPressPhoto15 – congrats to the awarded colleagues and friends. Shortlisted and therefore in the catalogue and exhibition, also portraits by phovea photographer Reto Albertalli. Of Dimitri the Clown, and the Reporters Without Borders sensibilisation campaign.
Reto at Work
Reto Albertalli meets Jean-Christophe Rufin for l'Hebdo
Reto Albertalli/phovea meets Jean-Christophe Rufin for l'Hebdo Magazine. Double spread and 8 more pics illustrate Isabelle Falconnier's article.
Rufin is a French doctor, diplomat, historian, globetrotter and novelist. He is one of the founders of Médecins Sans Frontières, the president of Action Against Hunger, and the second youngest member of the Académie française. He was Ambassador of France in Senegal.
Julien Gregorio meets Jean Ziegler for the BAZ
Jean Ziegler portrayed by Julien Gregorio/phovea on assignment for the Basler Zeitung at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Mr. Ziegler is Former National Advisor and Special Ambassador to the United Nations. Altermondialist Swiss sociologist and writer.
François Schaer radio interview
Visual still, the radio star François Schaer on air.
Listen to the French Spoken Interview here
Sabrina Teggar exhibition at the HUG
Sabrina Teggar's images in Algeria are exhibited at the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG)
About it in the press
Reto Albertalli Corporate Portraits
Reto Albertalli was assigned the realization of portraits for the 2014 annual report of Romande Energie. A concept by Stojan+Voumard, creative agency in Geneva.
Some appear also on the website
Julien Gregorio at the MoMa in New York
It's with pleasure that we learn that a picture of "workers building a house in Mumbai" by Julien Gregorio/phovea is exposed to the ceiling of the stand realized by Urbz at Moma in New York.
The exhibition "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities" runs until May 10, 2015.
Adrien Golinelli talk at Galerie Focale
Phovea photographer Adrien Golinelli with Jean Perret, public debating his latest series on Bhutan. At the Focale gallery in Nyon (CH). Exhibition to be seen until the 21st of september
Sabrina Teggar's Algeria in LeMonde Magazine
Sabrina's photographic series about her Algerian roots, has been published over several pages in "M", the "LeMonde" magazine.
Reto Albertalli for the Beobachter Magazine
Switzerland's smallest village - photos by Reto Albertalli/phovea on assignment for the Beobachter magazine (6 pages)
Video of Julien Gregorio's images in the street
A look back at "Vis-a-Vis" exhibition in the streets of Geneva.
Julien Gregorio takes you on a tour showing you his images displayed in the streets during two weeks in october 2014. A project by the City of Geneva involving other commissioned photographers.
Reto Albertalli part of exhibition and book
The Jacobs Foundation assigned Reto Albertall/phovea, together with 6 other photographers, to document projects for children. He spent two days in Fribourg (CH) and the resulting pictures are part of the book «Our Promise to Youth» and an exhibition.
Adrien Golinelli in RSF Mag
Phovea Photo Agency - photographer Adrien Golinelli - published in this years beautiful Reporters Without Borders magazine.
Reto Albertalli for L'Illustré Magazin
Hollywood stars love swiss underwear
Reto Albertalli/phovea on assignment for l'Illustré magazin.
A visit to the factory: 8 pages in this weeks issue.
Phovea will be at "La nuit des images" to project images.
La Nuit des images at the Musée de l'Elysée, will unfold from 3pm onwards in the Elysée gardensm By nightfall, some forty productions by international artists will be unveiled and the Prix Elysée nominees will be announced.
Adrien Golinelli at Focale Gallery
François Schaer in Ticinosette Magazine
François Schaer/phovea 's reportage on Soccer in Nayrobi has been published by Ticinosette Magazine.
François at Work
Julien Gregorio takes part of project "Vis à Vis"
Phovea Photo Agency is pleased to invite you to the exhibtion "Vis-à-Vis". A project of the City of Geneva, to which Julien Gregorio/phovea is participating. 30 of Julien's images will be exhibited on billboards in the streets of Grottes and St-Gervais neighborhoods from october 6 to 19.
Guided tours by foot, by bicycle and for children are organized.
Sabrina Teggar and Reto Albertalli exhibited
Sabrina Teggar and Reto Albertalli's work was selected by curator Julia Hountou, to be part of the group exhibition «Oriental Speculum – images of the woman in orient» at the Caves de Courten in Sierre (CH). Together with: Collection Olivier de Beaumont, Sandrine Pelletier, Parastou Forouhar and Ghada Amer.
4–29 june. Opening the 3rd of june at 6 pm.
Reto Albertalli for the Freedom of the Press
Reporters Without Borders Switzerland realized a public awareness campaign to the International Day of the freedom of the press. With the complicity of the RTS swiss televisoion, the photos were taken on May the 2nd, during the Geneva Book Fair at the RTS stand, by photojournalist Reto Albertalli.
Watch the beautiful making of video:
Making Of Video
Advertisment in LaCité
LaCité is a Geneva (and Paris) based newspaper for humanistic journalism, Phovea is collaborating with. An advertising space has been dedicated to our agency on several issues. Improvised graphic designer Reto Albertalli.
François Schaer's football players along Quai Wilson
François Schaer presents »The Other Stars of Football«, a big open air exhibition along Quai Wilson, in Geneva.
The ngo MYSA has been working for more than 25 years in the slum of Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya, using football as a starting point for its social action.
2 - 30 july. Opening the 2d July, 2014 at 6 pm.
Marwan Bassiouni in Paris at Prix Bayeux
Marwan Bassiouni's work was selected among 20 young international photographers to be shown in the streets during "Les rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre", now exhibited in Paris (F) at the 61 gallery. Opening the 22nd of mai. At 7 pm
Adrien Golinelli's book is out
Adrien Golinelli's beautiful work on North Korea is since today available in the form of a book published by Editions La Martinière, foreword by Christian Caujolle.
Editions Le Martinière
Reto Albertalli part of RSF exhibition in Geneva
Meinrad Schade, Didier Ruef, Christoph Bangert, Olivier Vogelsang, Thomas Kern, Reto Albertalli and Chappatte will be part of the RSF/RWB Reporters Without Borders exhibition held in Geneva, Pont de la Machine. Opening the 11th of june. At 6.30 pm
Schaer and Albertalli at Swiss Press
François Schaer's awarded winter sports pictures, in the categories daily life (2nd place) and sports (3d), as well as Reto Albertalli's Girls of Kabul portraits, selected in the category world, are to be seen at the Swiss Press Photo exhibition in Prangins (VD) under the same roof as the World Press Photo. Opening November the 7th.
Adrien Golinelli's event in Geneva
Phovea Photo Agency is pleased to invite you to the book launch of «Corée du Nord, l'envers du décor» by the photographer Adrien Golinelli. Thursday, November 7 at 6:00 pm, Espace FreeStudios.
Marwan Bassiouni at Prix Bayeux
Marwan Bassiouni's work was selected among 20 young international photographers to be exhibited in the streets during "Les rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre" - from October 7th to November 3rd.
François Schaer awarded at the Swiss Press Photo
Phovea is proud to announce that François Schaer's series «Behind the scenes of the white circus» has been awarded a 2nd place in the category «Daily life and environment» and a 3rd place in the category «Sports» – and Reto Albertalli selected in the category «World» – at the Swiss Press Photo Award 2013.
Sabrina Teggar's exhibition at Galerie Focale
Sabrina Teggar's exhibition at Galerie Focale
04/05/2013 - Sabrina Teggar's series "Mnemosyne et boîte de pandore" will be shown at the Galerie Focale in Nyon from 5 May to 18 August 2013. Opening the 4th of May.
Teggar and Albertalli at the Boutographies 2012
Sabrina Teggar's series "Mnemosyne et boîte de pandore" has been selected for the exhibition and Reto Albertalli's short multimedia product "The Girls of Kabul" for the projections at the Boutographies in Montpellier from 2 to 17 March 2013.
François Schaer's exhibition at Crochetan
François Schaer shows his work "Toreros Maya" at the Crochetan Theatre in Monthey, from 8 May to 5 July 2013.
Gregorio and Albertalli exhibition at Crochetan
Julien Gregorio and Reto Albertalli expose their work at the Monthey Crochetan Theatre from 4 to 22 December 2012. Reto Albertalli shows his series "Sleepless, encounters in Palestine" and Julien his series "Squats".
Albertalli and Gregorio at Vevey Images 2012
Reto Albertalli and Julien Gregorio will be at the Vevey Images Festival 2012. Julien will be signing his book "Squats" on September 15 from 2pm to 5pm - and Reto has been selected to show his afghan series during Openshow on September 26, at 7pm. Both on the ground floor of the ex-EPA, rue d'Italie 56 in Vevey.
Julien Gregorio's exhibition at Galerie Focale
Julien Gregorio offers with an exhibition and a book the portraits of 10 years (2002-2012) of the squat movement in Geneva. His pictures evoke installations, daily life, evacuations and the evolution of a form of habitat motivated by the housing crisis and aspirations for the community life. We discover that the history of squat movement in Geneva was also the invention of a city a little more hospitable to the diversity of people and ways of living. This work is the open memory of it.
Julien Gregorio's book "Squat" is out
Julien Gregorio worked for 10 years on the squats problematic and places of community living in Geneva. He signs with the sociologist Luca Pattaroni the book "Squats, Geneva 2002-2012" published by Labor et Fides. Both will be present at the Geneva Palexpo bookfair for a roundtable on the topic April 28, 2012 at 12pm. This roundtable will be followed by a book signing.
Reto Albertalli selected for Jungkunst in Winterthur
«Insomnies – Rencontres en Palestine» has been selected to be part of this years edition held in Winterthur.
Reto Albertalli’s exhibition at Galerie Focale in Nyon
“Insomnies – Rencontres en Palestine” is opening in Nyon (CH) at the Focale gallery on june the 25th at 4 pm. Discussions with the author in dialogue with Ms. Françoise Fort (Urgence Palestine), about his strong experience as a discovering photographer and a volunteering photography teacher at Juliano Mer-Khamis Freedom Theater will take place. The exhibiton is supported by Phovea , and will be shown until the 27th of august.
Reto Albertalli awarded at the Swiss Press Photo
Phovea is proud to announce that Reto Albertalli’s picture "Israeli soldier surrounded by palestinan photographer girls" has been awarded the second prize in the category "World" - and Patrick Gilliéron Lopreno selected in the category ""News" - at the Swiss Press Photo Award 2011.
Reto Albertalli at VII Biennale dell’Immagine in Chiasso (CH)
A selection of Reto Albertalli’s portraits of palestinian ex fighters of the Al Aqsa Brigades in Jenin, is to be seen, among the remarkable works of collegues, at the seventh international biennale of photography held in Chiasso (CH). The opening ceremony at «Spazio Officina» will be on saturday the 27th at 6.30 pm.
Reto Albertalli part of Photo10 in Zürich (CH)
A selection of Reto Albertalli’s portraits of palestinian ex fighters of the Al Aqsa Martyr Brigades in Jenin, is to be seen during «photo10 - Die Werkschau der Schweizer Fotografie» held in Zurich (CH) from the 7th until the 11th of january 2010. A special multimedia exhibition for Médecins Sans Frontières «Starved for Attention» by the VII photo agency and a «masterclass and talk» with James Nachtwey, on saturday the 8th, are expected, among other events of the photoforum related to photo10.
Reto Albertalli with Amnesty International in Locarno (CH) during the Film Festival
Reto Albertalli in collaboration with «Amnesty International» will be at La Rotonda del Festival, Locarno. Projections of his latest reportage in the Palestinian West Bank will be shown on the 11th and 14th of august at 9 pm.