Opening "After Nature. Swiss Photography in the 19th Century"

Sat 02.04.2022

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Saturday, April 2nd at 6 PM.

MASI Lugano presents “After Nature. Swiss Photography in the 19th Century”. The exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of the initial fifty years of photography in Switzerland, and boasts a number of historic works that have never been exhibited, such as the first ever photograph of the Matterhorn and the oldest photos taken in the Canton of Ticino. The show documents the spread of photography in Switzerland in detail, offering a fascinating and very engaging journey through over 400 images dating from 1839 to the 1890s – many of which have never been presented to the public – from more than 60 public and private collections.

The exhibition is co-produced with Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur and Photo Elysée, Lausanne and it is presented in the LAC venue of MASI Lugano.

After the opening speeches and the exhibition tour you are invited to a drink reception.


  • Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, 6900 Lugano