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Shane Lavalette — Still (Noon)
(Edition Patrick Frey)

Editor Stephanie Rebonati

In May 2017 the Fotostiftung Schweiz commissioned American photographer Shane Lavalette to photograph a dozen Swiss towns with a view to piecing together a portrait of the country as a whole. He shot Carona, Gais, Rüderswil, Saignelégier, Saint-Saphorin, Sainte-Croix, Schwyz, Stammheim, Vicosoprano, Visperterminen, Wil and Zuoz — thereby following in some prominent footsteps.

About eighty years ago this was the itinerary of Theo Frey, one of the leading figures in early Swiss photojournalism. Regarded as the European pioneer of longterm documentary projects and a “subtle chronicler of village life” (NZZ 1997 obituary), Frey photographed those very villages for the Swiss National Exhibition in 1939. Still (Noon) juxtaposes these old and new views of rural life in Switzerland to offer up an unusual and moving portrait of a nation.

26.7 × 32 cm
156 Pages with 12 Tipped in Die-Cut Pages
79 Color Plates

4-Color Offset at Graphicom (IT)

Tatami White and Munken Polar Rough

Exposed Casebound with Cloth Spine,
Foil Stamp and Dust Jacket

Akkurat and Lettera by Lineto Type Foundry

Published by Edition Patrick Frey
Edition of 1,000
ISBN 978-3-906803-65-4


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Book images courtesy of Edition Patrick Frey