About us

The Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography organizes the only annual festival of photography in Switzerland. Every year in May works of about 25 national and international photographers are exposed in the city of Biel.

The Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography is a non-profit association and was created in 1997.

Committee

Bernhard Demmler, chancellor, Douanne
Julien Glauser, ethnologist, Musée d'Ethnographie, Neuchâtel
Ariane Pollet, photography historian, Lausanne
Daphné Rüfenacht, commitee chair, geographer, member of the Grand Conseil bernois, member of the direction of Action Paysage Bienne
Markus Schürpf, director of Büro für Fotografiegeschichte, Bern
Alexandra Talman, manager of the section Création culturelle, Office Fédéral de la Culture, ad i., Bern

1 annual festival
3 exhibition weeks
25 exhibitions
World and Swiss premieres
10 exhibition venues
25 activities


Team

Direction 
Hélène Joye-Cagnard 

Coordinator
Joséphine Hirschi

Office manager
Aurélie Fourel

Art education
Patricia Huijnen
Vera Trachsel
Myriam Streiff
Carol Baumgartner
Rachel von Dach
Daniel Elmiger

Photography
Yannick Luthy

Trainees
Salma Martinez
Anna Spirig

Press relations
Pierre-Yves Walder

Translations
Ian Drummond
Rolf Hubler
Laurent Guenat

Technician
Antoine Camuzet
Romain Berger