Phovea Photo Studio


Visit our portrait photo studio on the notes of this great song!

Music and Lyrics by Luca Princiotta Band.
Model Sonia Auricchio.
Many thanks to Justine Jo, Delphine Schacher and Julien Gregorio.

watch the clip here

Country side


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.


Tokyo Insomnia


The new series of François Schaer, a poetic meandering in Tokyo, is published in the december issue of La Cité.

Books and exhibition in 2018!

Postcard from Rocket Man


Adrien Golinelli // N** K**
flash exhibition // unseen prints
Dec 11&12 6-9PM @Place Neuve,2

Northern Cyprus


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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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

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.(...)"

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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.

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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

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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.

Valais Identity


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.


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

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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Le Monde portrait assignment


Adrien Golinelli was assigned by Le Monde, the portrait of Wilson Kosgei Kipketer. The Kenyan-born Danish former middle distance runner currently holding the indoor world record at the 800 metres distance.



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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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.

Press release

«Stiftung Buchkunst» Award


François Schaer's book Jours Blancs, published bei Kehrer Verlag, has been awarded by the prestigious «Stiftung Buchkunst» as one of the most beautiful german photo books 2015.

About the award
See the series
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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.
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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!

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

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 exhibition at Ferme de la Chapelle


Dazzling Prints and Book «Jours Blancs» by François Schaer to be seen at the collective exhibition «Reliefs» in Geneva.

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François Schaer radio interview


Visual still, the radio star François Schaer on air.

Listen to the French Spoken Interview here

Sabrina Teggar exhibition at Belle-Idée


Sabrina Teggar inaugurera son exposition «Le Quatrième Mur» jeudi 26 février dès 17h30 à l'espace Abraham Joly, domaine de Belle-Idée.

Julien Gregorio in Mumbai


Julien Gregorio, actually working about housing development in the Shivaji Naggar slum area, Mumbai.

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

Adrien Golinelli published in LeTemps


Adrien Golinelli's new series about a free market region in North Korea is publisehd by LeTemps

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.


François Schaer Jours Blancs Book Out


François Schaer's longterm photographic project on the presence of humans in mountain landscapes, in the Swiss Alps between 2011 and 2013, has been edited as a truly beautiful book. At Editions Kehrer.

In the New York Times
In Die Zeit
In LeTemps

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.


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.


Adrien Golinelli in RSF Mag


Phovea Photo Agency - photographer Adrien Golinelli - published in this years beautiful Reporters Without Borders magazine.


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 in the Caritas Magazin


"Ohne Worte" - Wir Helfen Menschen, Caritas-Magazin. ©Sabrina Teggar/phovea

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.


Adrien Golinelli Two openings in the next days


Adrien Golinelli/phovea is exposed in two places:
Lugano Photo Days, "North Korea", opening the 2nd of October, until the 31st
Confrontations Photo Gex, "Buthan", opening the 3d of October until the 5th

Lugano Photo Days
Confrontations Photo

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 in LeTemps


Today in journal "Le Temps"

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

Great event!


Thank you to all friends who were present last night at the opening of Adrien's book "Corée du nord, l'envers du décor".



Souvenir Photos

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.

Swiss Press

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.

Facebook Event

Marwan Bassiouni's exhibition in Honolulu


Marwan Bassiouni shows his work "Benghazi Hotel" at the CoxistStudio in Honolulu, on 7 november and 14 at 6:00 pm.

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.

Sabrina Teggar's exhibition at Aki Gallery


The magnificent work of Sabrina Teggar / phovea will be exposed to Aki Gallery from December 3 to 31. Opening December 5th from 18 hours. We look forward to seeing you there.

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.