The Fotomuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland is a leading institution for presenting and discussing contemporary and historical photography. In this article, we take a closer look at what unites history, photography, and ideas about contemporary society. Founded in 1993, the Swiss photography museum analyses the versatility of photographic media via various outlets like exhibitions, publications, and events. In addition, the Fotomuseum Winterthur has also been building up their very own collection of photographic art ever since 1960. “With our contributions regarding photography and the photographic, we are aiming at illustrating history in an innovative new way and connecting it with the future,” says museum director and curator Nadine Wietlisbach.

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