Nepal UNICEF assignment


Earthquake aftermath, political unstability, schools and the children.
Portraits and photoreportage in Nepal, by Reto Albertalli / phovea on assignment for a joint campaign of UNICEF and the Schweizer Familie Magazine supported by the Credit Suisse Foundation , the association Schweizer Ludotheken and ÖKK Insurance.

Afghan Migrants


Reto Albertalli's reportage inside an afghan refugee camp in Kabul, will be published on, illustrating an article about the actual situation of afghan migrants.


Black and Wild


A selection of pictures taken during two trips deep inside the brasilian Pantanal have been edited into a very personal black and white series by Reto Albertalli.

Jaguars, Tarantulas, Caimans and views of an overwhelming untouched flora, will be published by the Ticinosette magazine on october the 30th. With extracts of Francisco Vasquez's diaries narrating the journey of cruel spanish conquistador Lope de Aguirre, in search of the mytical El Dorado

Unaccompanied Refugee Minors


LeTemps, starting it's new formula today, asked Reto Albertalli / phovea to photograph teenage refugees in a center by Lugano, respecting their anonymity. Time was extremely short and a relation of trust had to been established ...


Delphine's work "La mécanique céleste" exhibited twice


Delphine's series about a couple of farmers and winemakers using biodynamic farming is exhibited from September 3 to October 3 in Sonogno (Ticino) during Verzasca Photo Festival and from September 23 to October 31 in Braga (Portugal) as part of the festival "Encontros da Imagem".

Verzasca Photo Festival
Encontros Da Imagem

About wine


Carl Studer Vinotheque's magazine number 14 is about top winemaker Jean-Pierre Pellegrin, in Geneva.
14 pages of expressive photos by Reto Albertalli / phovea

Ad Campaign against teen suicide


For the World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2015, the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the Foundation Children Action rename and revitalize their measures for the prevention and treatment of suicide. The campaign was shot by Julien Gregorio.

Press release

Buchkunst Stiftung Award


François Schaer's book Jours Blancs, published bei Kehrer Verlag, has been awarded by the prestigious Buchkunst Stiftung as one of the most beautiful german photo books 2015

About the award
See the series
Order the book

Book "Dérives Urbaines" is out


This book will be the official gift of the Geneva's City Hall. The collection of photographs was made during "Vis à Vis", an assignment commissioned to eight photographers in eight different neighbourhoods in Geneva.
Julien Gregorio/phovea photographed the Grottes and St-Gervais neighborhoods, one of his images was also selected as one of the three differents covers of the book.

Buy it at Boabooks
Related images coming soon

Geneva carte blanche


Swiss-italian magazine Ticinosette assigned Reto Albertalli a day-long photographic walk through the city of Geneva.


Delphine Schacher in phovea


Phovea Photo Agency is very proud to announce that Delphine Schacher is a new member of the team, as represented photographer. Delphine is a talented young photographer whose humanistic and contemporary work has been awarded and published internationally. Her ability to respond to corporate and editorial assignments in a client oriented way, sensible to the relation to the human, absolutely fits Phovea's qualities. Welcome Delphine!

Events as beautiful stories to tell


This summer several corporate events have been photographed by Reto Albertalli / phovea, thanks to Blossom Communication Agency, at the Espace Hippomène in Geneva.
The strenght of upclose and personal reportage, applied to event documentation has left corporate clients very happy.

Due to copyright issues images cannot be shown, this one image of children playing during opening of the Gustave and Léonard Hentsch Park is courtesy of the owner.

Brasilian Pantanal assignment


Reto Albertalli / phovea has been sent on reportage to the Brasilian Mato Grosso and to Argentina, by the Schweizer Familie Magazin.
The story is about the Pantanal, it's flora and fauna, such as Jaguars, Piranhas or Caimans..

Phovea’s 150 portraits celebrate the H.U.G


150 smiling portraits of patients and collaborators of the Geneva University Hospitals (H.U.G) have been shot by photographer Julien Gregorio, assisted by phovea collegues, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary. The campaign is a concept by M&C Saatchi Geneva. The huge banners are to be seen on the building’s façades and in the city of Geneva.

Video of Julien at Work
Do you recognize anyone?

Reto Albertalli meets Daniel Fazan for l'Hebdo Magazine


Portrait of Daniel Fazan, swiss writer and journalist, by Reto Albertalli/phovea on assignment for L'Hebdo magazine.


François Schaer selected at the Swiss Photo Award


Phovea invites you to the opening of the ewz selection where the work of François Schaer «The other stars of Football» has been selected among the 3 best of 2014 in the editorial category. The opening will take place in Zurich, at the Unterwek Selnau the 13th of May from 5 pm

See the Story
Video of François at Work

Reto Albertalli shortlisted at the Swiss Press Photo


SwissPressPhoto15 – congrats to the awarded colleagues and friends. Shortlisted and therefore in the catalogue and exhibition, also portraits by phovea photographer Reto Albertalli. Of Dimitri the Clown, and the Reporters Without Borders sensibilisation campaign.

Reto at Work

Reto Albertalli meets Jean-Christophe Rufin for l'Hebdo


Reto Albertalli/phovea meets Jean-Christophe Rufin for l'Hebdo Magazine. Double spread and 8 more pics illustrate Isabelle Falconnier's article.
Rufin is a French doctor, diplomat, historian, globetrotter and novelist. He is one of the founders of Médecins Sans Frontières, the president of Action Against Hunger, and the second youngest member of the Académie française. He was Ambassador of France in Senegal.


Reto Albertalli for the New York Times


Reto Albertalli/phovea has been assigned different stories in Geneva, Bienne and Bern for the New York Times, this month

Hermes Watches
Quartier des Bains
Reformation Museum
Grosser Muristalden

Julien Gregorio meets Jean Ziegler for the BAZ


Jean Ziegler portrayed by Julien Gregorio/phovea on assignment for the Basler Zeitung at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Mr. Ziegler is Former National Advisor and Special Ambassador to the United Nations. Altermondialist Swiss sociologist and writer.


François Schaer exhibition at Ferme de la Chapelle


Dazzling Prints and Book «Jours Blancs» by François Schaer to be seen at the collective exhibition «Reliefs» in Geneva.

See the Story

François Schaer radio interview


Visual still, the radio star François Schaer on air.

Listen to the French Spoken Interview here

Sabrina Teggar exhibition at Belle-Idée


Sabrina Teggar inaugurera son exposition «Le Quatrième Mur» jeudi 26 février dès 17h30 à l'espace Abraham Joly, domaine de Belle-Idée.

Julien Gregorio in Mumbai


Julien Gregorio, actually working about housing development in the Shivaji Naggar slum area, Mumbai.

Reto Albertalli for the Schweizer Familie Magazine


Gilbert Gress – cover story assigned to Reto Albertalli by the Schweizer Familie magazine

Sabrina Teggar exhibition at the HUG


Sabrina Teggar's images in Algeria are exhibited at the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG)

About it in the press

Adrien Golinelli published in LeTemps


Adrien Golinelli's new series about a free market region in North Korea is publisehd by LeTemps

Reto Albertalli Corporate Portraits


Reto Albertalli was assigned the realization of portraits for the 2014 annual report of Romande Energie. A concept by Stojan+Voumard, creative agency in Geneva.

Some appear also on the website

Reto Albertalli workshop in Rio de Janeiro


Reto Albertalli inside the Vigario Geral Favela (Rio), at AfroReggae, giving workshops and having analogic fun. Photo ©Gabriel Tesch

Reto Albertalli for the SchweizerFamilie Magazin


Ebola fighter Miriam Kasztura, swiss Nurse and Medical Team Leader at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) - portrait and cover story shots in Geneva by Reto Albertalli/phovea in this weeks issue of the SchweizerFamilie magazine

Julien Gregorio at the MoMa in New York


It's with pleasure that we learn that a picture of "workers building a house in Mumbai" by Julien Gregorio/phovea is exposed to the ceiling of the stand realized by Urbz at Moma in New York.
The exhibition "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities" runs until May 10, 2015.


François Schaer Jours Blancs Book Out


François Schaer's longterm photographic project on the presence of humans in mountain landscapes, in the Swiss Alps between 2011 and 2013, has been edited as a truly beautiful book. At Editions Kehrer.

In the New York Times
In Die Zeit
In LeTemps

Adrien Golinelli talk at Galerie Focale


Phovea photographer Adrien Golinelli with Jean Perret, public debating his latest series on Bhutan. At the Focale gallery in Nyon (CH). Exhibition to be seen until the 21st of september


Sabrina Teggar's Algeria in LeMonde Magazine


Sabrina's photographic series about her Algerian roots, has been published over several pages in "M", the "LeMonde" magazine.


Reto Albertalli for the Beobachter Magazine


Switzerland's smallest village - photos by Reto Albertalli/phovea on assignment for the Beobachter magazine (6 pages)


Reto Albertalli book out


Phovea photographer Reto Albertalli publishes his intimate afghan series "The Girls of Kabul" as a smaller book. Published by Editions de l'Eclosoir at the Librairie Archigraphy in Geneva.

About the Editor
Play the Multimedia
Reto at Work

Video of Julien Gregorio's images in the street


A look back at "Vis-a-Vis" exhibition in the streets of Geneva.
Julien Gregorio takes you on a tour showing you his images displayed in the streets during two weeks in october 2014. A project by the City of Geneva involving other commissioned photographers.


Reto Albertalli part of exhibition and book


The Jacobs Foundation assigned Reto Albertall/phovea, together with 6 other photographers, to document projects for children. He spent two days in Fribourg (CH) and the resulting pictures are part of the book «Our Promise to Youth» and an exhibition.

Short Video

Adrien Golinelli in RSF Mag


Phovea Photo Agency - photographer Adrien Golinelli - published in this years beautiful Reporters Without Borders magazine.


Reto Albertalli for L'Illustré Magazin


Hollywood stars love swiss underwear
Reto Albertalli/phovea on assignment for l'Illustré magazin.
A visit to the factory: 8 pages in this weeks issue.


Phovea will be at "La nuit des images" to project images.


La Nuit des images at the Musée de l'Elysée, will unfold from 3pm onwards in the Elysée gardensm By nightfall, some forty productions by international artists will be unveiled and the Prix Elysée nominees will be announced.

Reto Albertalli/phovea for l'Hebdo magazin


Pascal Vandenberghe, Chief Executive at Payot S.A, General Manager of Payot Libraire.

Adrien Golinelli at Focale Gallery


Reto Albertalli meets Fernand Melgar for l'Hebdo


Phovea photographer Reto Albertalli meets Fernand Melgar, swiss actor, producer, movie director and film editor, for L'Hebdo Magazine.


Reto Albertalli IoDonna cover story with Paulo Coelho


Phovea photographer Reto Albertalli's pictures of Paulo Coelho for the cover story of IO DONNA magazin.

François Schaer in Ticinosette Magazine


François Schaer/phovea 's reportage on Soccer in Nayrobi has been published by Ticinosette Magazine.

François at Work

Julien Gregorio takes part of project "Vis à Vis"


Phovea Photo Agency is pleased to invite you to the exhibtion "Vis-à-Vis". A project of the City of Geneva, to which Julien Gregorio/phovea is participating. 30 of Julien's images will be exhibited on billboards in the streets of Grottes and St-Gervais neighborhoods from october 6 to 19.
Guided tours by foot, by bicycle and for children are organized.


Sabrina Teggar in the Caritas Magazin


"Ohne Worte" - Wir Helfen Menschen, Caritas-Magazin. ©Sabrina Teggar/phovea

Sabrina Teggar and Reto Albertalli exhibited


Sabrina Teggar and Reto Albertalli's work was selected by curator Julia Hountou, to be part of the group exhibition «Oriental Speculum – images of the woman in orient» at the Caves de Courten in Sierre (CH). Together with: Collection Olivier de Beaumont, Sandrine Pelletier, Parastou Forouhar and Ghada Amer.
4–29 june. Opening the 3rd of june at 6 pm.


Reto Albertalli for the Freedom of the Press


Reporters Without Borders Switzerland realized a public awareness campaign to the International Day of the freedom of the press. With the complicity of the RTS swiss televisoion, the photos were taken on May the 2nd, during the Geneva Book Fair at the RTS stand, by photojournalist Reto Albertalli.
Watch the beautiful making of video:

Making Of Video

Adrien Golinelli Two openings in the next days


Adrien Golinelli/phovea is exposed in two places:
Lugano Photo Days, "North Korea", opening the 2nd of October, until the 31st
Confrontations Photo Gex, "Buthan", opening the 3d of October until the 5th

Lugano Photo Days
Confrontations Photo

Advertisment in LaCité


LaCité is a Geneva (and Paris) based newspaper for humanistic journalism, Phovea is collaborating with. An advertising space has been dedicated to our agency on several issues. Improvised graphic designer Reto Albertalli.


François Schaer in LeTemps


Today in journal "Le Temps"

François Schaer's football players along Quai Wilson


François Schaer presents »The Other Stars of Football«, a big open air exhibition along Quai Wilson, in Geneva.
The ngo MYSA has been working for more than 25 years in the slum of Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya, using football as a starting point for its social action.
2 - 30 july. Opening the 2d July, 2014 at 6 pm.

Marwan Bassiouni in Paris at Prix Bayeux


Marwan Bassiouni's work was selected among 20 young international photographers to be shown in the streets during "Les rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre", now exhibited in Paris (F) at the 61 gallery. Opening the 22nd of mai. At 7 pm


Adrien Golinelli's book is out


Adrien Golinelli's beautiful work on North Korea is since today available in the form of a book published by Editions La Martinière, foreword by Christian Caujolle.

Editions Le Martinière

Reto Albertalli part of RSF exhibition in Geneva


Meinrad Schade, Didier Ruef, Christoph Bangert, Olivier Vogelsang, Thomas Kern, Reto Albertalli and Chappatte will be part of the RSF/RWB Reporters Without Borders exhibition held in Geneva, Pont de la Machine. Opening the 11th of june. At 6.30 pm

Great event!


Thank you to all friends who were present last night at the opening of Adrien's book "Corée du nord, l'envers du décor".



Souvenir Photos

Schaer and Albertalli at Swiss Press


François Schaer's awarded winter sports pictures, in the categories daily life (2nd place) and sports (3d), as well as Reto Albertalli's Girls of Kabul portraits, selected in the category world, are to be seen at the Swiss Press Photo exhibition in Prangins (VD) under the same roof as the World Press Photo. Opening November the 7th.

Swiss Press

Adrien Golinelli's event in Geneva


Phovea Photo Agency is pleased to invite you to the book launch of «Corée du Nord, l'envers du décor» by the photographer Adrien Golinelli. Thursday, November 7 at 6:00 pm, Espace FreeStudios.

Facebook Event

Marwan Bassiouni's exhibition in Honolulu


Marwan Bassiouni shows his work "Benghazi Hotel" at the CoxistStudio in Honolulu, on 7 november and 14 at 6:00 pm.

Marwan Bassiouni at Prix Bayeux


Marwan Bassiouni's work was selected among 20 young international photographers to be exhibited in the streets during "Les rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre" - from October 7th to November 3rd.

François Schaer awarded at the Swiss Press Photo


Phovea is proud to announce that François Schaer's series «Behind the scenes of the white circus» has been awarded a 2nd place in the category «Daily life and environment» and a 3rd place in the category «Sports» – and Reto Albertalli selected in the category «World» – at the Swiss Press Photo Award 2013.

Sabrina Teggar's exhibition at Galerie Focale


Sabrina Teggar's exhibition at Galerie Focale
04/05/2013 - Sabrina Teggar's series "Mnemosyne et boîte de pandore" will be shown at the Galerie Focale in Nyon from 5 May to 18 August 2013. Opening the 4th of May.

Sabrina Teggar's exhibition at Aki Gallery


The magnificent work of Sabrina Teggar / phovea will be exposed to Aki Gallery from December 3 to 31. Opening December 5th from 18 hours. We look forward to seeing you there.

Teggar and Albertalli at the Boutographies 2012


Sabrina Teggar's series "Mnemosyne et boîte de pandore" has been selected for the exhibition and Reto Albertalli's short multimedia product "The Girls of Kabul" for the projections at the Boutographies in Montpellier from 2 to 17 March 2013.

François Schaer's exhibition at Crochetan


François Schaer shows his work "Toreros Maya" at the Crochetan Theatre in Monthey, from 8 May to 5 July 2013.

Gregorio and Albertalli exhibition at Crochetan


Julien Gregorio and Reto Albertalli expose their work at the Monthey Crochetan Theatre from 4 to 22 December 2012. Reto Albertalli shows his series "Sleepless, encounters in Palestine" and Julien his series "Squats".

Albertalli and Gregorio at Vevey Images 2012


Reto Albertalli and Julien Gregorio will be at the Vevey Images Festival 2012. Julien will be signing his book "Squats" on September 15 from 2pm to 5pm - and Reto has been selected to show his afghan series during Openshow on September 26, at 7pm. Both on the ground floor of the ex-EPA, rue d'Italie 56 in Vevey.

Julien Gregorio's exhibition at Galerie Focale


Julien Gregorio offers with an exhibition and a book the portraits of 10 years (2002-2012) of the squat movement in Geneva. His pictures evoke installations, daily life, evacuations and the evolution of a form of habitat motivated by the housing crisis and aspirations for the community life. We discover that the history of squat movement in Geneva was also the invention of a city a little more hospitable to the diversity of people and ways of living. This work is the open memory of it.

Julien Gregorio's book "Squat" is out


Julien Gregorio worked for 10 years on the squats problematic and places of community living in Geneva. He signs with the sociologist Luca Pattaroni the book "Squats, Geneva 2002-2012" published by Labor et Fides. Both will be present at the Geneva Palexpo bookfair for a roundtable on the topic April 28, 2012 at 12pm. This roundtable will be followed by a book signing.

Reto Albertalli selected for Jungkunst in Winterthur


«Insomnies – Rencontres en Palestine» has been selected to be part of this years edition held in Winterthur.

Reto Albertalli’s exhibition at Galerie Focale in Nyon


“Insomnies – Rencontres en Palestine” is opening in Nyon (CH) at the Focale gallery on june the 25th at 4 pm. Discussions with the author in dialogue with Ms. Françoise Fort (Urgence Palestine), about his strong experience as a discovering photographer and a volunteering photography teacher at Juliano Mer-Khamis Freedom Theater will take place. The exhibiton is supported by Phovea , and will be shown until the 27th of august.

Reto Albertalli awarded at the Swiss Press Photo


Phovea is proud to announce that Reto Albertalli’s picture "Israeli soldier surrounded by palestinan photographer girls" has been awarded the second prize in the category "World" - and Patrick Gilliéron Lopreno selected in the category ""News" - at the Swiss Press Photo Award 2011.

Reto Albertalli at VII Biennale dell’Immagine in Chiasso (CH)


A selection of Reto Albertalli’s portraits of palestinian ex fighters of the Al Aqsa Brigades in Jenin, is to be seen, among the remarkable works of collegues, at the seventh international biennale of photography held in Chiasso (CH). The opening ceremony at «Spazio Officina» will be on saturday the 27th at 6.30 pm.

Reto Albertalli part of Photo10 in Zürich (CH)


A selection of Reto Albertalli’s portraits of palestinian ex fighters of the Al Aqsa Martyr Brigades in Jenin, is to be seen during «photo10 - Die Werkschau der Schweizer Fotografie» held in Zurich (CH) from the 7th until the 11th of january 2010. A special multimedia exhibition for Médecins Sans Frontières «Starved for Attention» by the VII photo agency and a «masterclass and talk» with James Nachtwey, on saturday the 8th, are expected, among other events of the photoforum related to photo10.

Reto Albertalli with Amnesty International in Locarno (CH) during the Film Festival


Reto Albertalli in collaboration with «Amnesty International» will be at La Rotonda del Festival, Locarno. Projections of his latest reportage in the Palestinian West Bank will be shown on the 11th and 14th of august at 9 pm.

Amnesty International