Vorschau 2019: «Aqua»

2019 «AQUA – Photos by Michel Roggo»

23 July 2019 - 2 February 2020

In 2009 the Swiss Photographer Michel Roggo decided to take photos of thirty bodies of water around the world and launched his Freshwater Project. For seven years he travelled around the world to take pictures of streams, rivers and lakes and finally thirty water reserves ended up being forty. His aim was to document all major types of freshwater on Earth, above as well as below the water surface. This often required the 69-year old photographer to put on his diving gear and get in the water.

The exhibition now on show in the Zoological Museum of the University of Zurich was produced by the Natural History Museum in Freiburg (CH). It gives visitors glimpses of magical underwater landscapes and exotic flora and fauna, ice and rock formations. Various making-of films highlight the photographer’s often arduous journeys and the extreme conditions he and his team came up against. Although the texts have not been translated into English the photos speak for themselves.

Guided tours with photographer Michel Roggo (for families, in German)

Sunday, 22 September, 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, 27 October, 11:30 a.m., followed by book signing

Behind the scenes with Michel Roggo (in German)

Monday, 30 September, 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Photographer Michel Roggo talks about the experiences and adventures that led to his pictures and answers questions from the audience.


The 280-page picture book AQUA – wasser.eau.water, on sale in the museum shop for CHF 39.00, is written in German, French and English and includes a selection of 360 photographs from the Freshwater Project.