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Please direct enquiries to:
Andrej Abplanalp | Head of Communication | Swiss National Museum
T. +41 44 218 66 63
Swiss Press Photographer of the Year On 27 May 2018 old railway sleepers caught fire at the Rhine port in Basel. Onlookers watch the column of smoke despite police warnings of toxic substances.
© Swiss Press Photo 19 / Stefan Bohrer
Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation, looking through his notes during a break at the UN General Assembly in New York on 26 September 2018. The snapshot was shared on social media, where Berset was praised for his down-to-earth and hard-working attitude.
© Swiss Press Photo 19 / Peter Klaunzer
During the World Cup football match on 22 June 2018 against Serbia, Swiss players Granit Xhaka (pictured) and Xherdan Shaqiri make the double eagle gesture, a symbol on the Albanian flag. The gesture is interpreted as a provocation and the dual citizens are fined 10,000 Swiss francs each.
© Swiss Press Photo 19 / Laurent Gillieron
On 16 October 2018 Armin Capaul, mountain farmer and founder of the Horn Cow Initiative, poses with his cows near Perrefitte. Swiss voters rejected the initiative on 25 November 2018 with 54.7% voting ‘no’.
© Swiss Press Photo 19 / Fabrice Coffrini
On 7 October 2018 Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist and the nature conservation organisation WWF held an art performance in the water. The goal was to raise awareness of dying coral reefs.
© Swiss Press Photo 19 / Anthony Anex
Santa Clauses of the Zurich St. Nicholas Society (St. Nikolausgesellschaft Zürich) visit the Penal Institution of Pöschwies on 3 December 2018. They are welcomed with warmth and respect.
© Swiss Press Photo 19 / Christian Merz
In early 2019 Venezuela’s parliamentary president revolts against the head of state Nicolas Maduro. Photos from the capital of Caracas in 2018 show just how badly the Latin American country is doing: People are arming themselves.
© Swiss Press Photo 19 / Roland Pizzoferrato
Child crying while her mother is detained at the southern US border. McAllen, Texas, 12 June 2018.
Photo: John Moore
Twin sisters posing side by side, as if one were the other’s shadow. Igbo-Ora, Nigeria, 16 Nov. 2018.
Photo: Bénédicte Kurzen and Sanne De Wilde
A flamingo wearing socks to help heal its foot injuries. Curaçao, 6 July 2018.
Photo: Jasper Doest
Evacuated horses during the devastating California wildfires. Zuma Beach, Malibu, 10 Nov. 2018.
Photo: Wally Skalij
Olympic champion Claressa Shields (right) in a boxing match against Hanna Gabriels. Detroit, 22 July 2018.
Photo: Terrell Groggins
US President Trump leads French President Macron by the hand on their way to the Oval Office. Washington DC, 24 April 2018.
Photo: Brendan Smialowski
Twins Claudia and Victoria ready to attend the Fallas festival in Valencia. 3 Feb. 2018.
Photo: Luisa Dörr
Russian pupils bent over laughing backstage at a singing and marching competition. Dmitrov, 14 Dec. 2016.
Photo: Sarah Blesener
MONUSCO soldiers on patrol against the ADF, a partly Islamist rebel group of Ugandan origin. Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 13 Nov. 2018.
Photo: John Wessels