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Niklaus Stauss Foto
Edité par Barbara Stauss.
Textes de Zora del Buono, Hans-Michael Koetzle, Barbara Stauss.

Conception graphique : Hanna Williamson-Koller.
published in September 2018
German edition
22 x 33 cm (hardcover)
448 pages (800 color & b/w ill.)
€70.00
ISBN: 978-3-906803-56-2
EAN: 9783906803562
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This publication presents an overview of the Zurich photographer's work as well as a very personal record of the Swiss and European arts scene of the past sixty years. Edited by Barbara Stauss, it's also a daughter's tribute to her father on his 80th birthday.
Over the course of an extraordinary career spanning six decades, Zurich photographer Niklaus Stauss has portrayed over fifty thousand people in the fields of art, music, theater, opera, literature, film and dance. He was in Louis Armstrong's dressing room, got a shot of Brigitte Bardot standing in the reeds as he floated by on an inflatable raft, and accompanied some major figures in the Swiss arts scene, including Niklaus Meienberg, Harald Szeemann and Daniel Schmid, over many years. And yet he's no paparazzo; he simply takes pictures of people wherever he himself happens to be. He has always taken an interest in both accomplished and aspiring artists, hence the abundance of portraits from the outset of great careers and creative developments. The fact that a great many of Stauss's younger subjects later gained fame testifies to his instinct for artistic potential.
Photographer Niklaus Stauss (born 1938, lives and works in Zurich) studied at the Zürich Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts & Design), worked as a window dresser for a while, traveled round the world several times, learned expressionist dance, set up a photo studio and went on to publish his work in a great many books and other media. Stauss has been taking pictures since his youth and freelancing for the Keystone Picture Agency since the 1950s.