About us

The Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography organizes the only annual festival of photography in Switzerland. Every year in September 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

Team

Direction 
Hélène Joye-Cagnard 

Coordinator
Joséphine Hirschi

Secretariat
Maria Ocaña

Art education
Patricia Huijnen, Déborah Demierre

Press agent
Pierre-Yves Walder

Trainee
Hadil Kanaa

Technical staff
Daniel Mueller
Véronique Zaech
Jerry Haenggli

Translations
Ian Drummond
Rolf Hubler
Laurent Guenat