Fotostiftung Schweiz

The Fotostiftung Schweiz has had a significant collection of work by Roman Vishniac dating from 1983 when they hosted a major exhibition of Vishniac's work. There are approximately 253 works in the Vishniac collection.

Fotostiftung Schweiz
Grüzenstrasse 45
CH-8400 Winterthur (Zürich)
Telephone +41 52 234 10 30
Fax +41 52 234 10 40
Infoline +41 (0)52 234 10 34
Email [email protected]

The Fotostiftung Schweiz (Schweizerische Stiftung für die Photographie), founded in 1971, is dedicated to the preservation, acquisition and presentation of photographic works. It administrates an archive and a collection which together contain over 50 photographic estates and around 50,000 original prints of work by outstanding photographers. The Fotostiftung organises exhibitions, issues publications on the history of Swiss photography and supports present-day photography in Switzerland by purchasing contemporary work. The collection of the Fotostiftung is supplemented by long-term loans from the Swiss Confederation and the internationally orientated collection of the Friends of the Fotostiftung Schweiz.


  • 1983: Exhibition of work by Roman Vishniac; 73 prints on extended loan from Vishniac.
  • 1997: The Fotostiftung purchases another 8 prints.
  • 1999: original works on loan are donated by Mara Vishniac Kohn. 


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