Artwork - Flag thrower
The Story Behind The Shot
In my time as a photographer for Keystone I tried to illustrate the great topics of our time through expressive imagery. The relationship between Switzerland and the EU was a special challenge for me, because it can’t easily be portrayed. My idea of a flag thrower with an EU and a Swiss flag in front of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau wasn’t well received in the editorial meeting. After nobody had come up with a better idea, I had an EU flag made and hiked onto the Männlichen in Jungfrau Region with a Swiss flag thrower. This snap shot was captured when the Swiss flag slipped away from the flag thrower, which humorously illustrated the heated political environment of the 1990s. For many years, this was one of the most published photos in Switzerland.
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