Exhibitions 2023

In each exhibition, world-class science meets world-class photography.

Together, open your eyes and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) are creating a new communication format. It promotes a new era of understanding the world. The focus is on the United Nations‘ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A Multinational Compass for Developing a More Peaceful and Just World.

The photographic works presented are not to be understood as illustrations of the SDGs, but as comments and annotations in the sense of Cornell Capa’s „Concerned Photographers.“ Capa chose this term to describe works that go beyond documenting events and show them with a humanitarian impulse. This school of thought is also known as a concept in the context of science: The term „Concerned Scientists“ is used to describe the use of rigorous, independent science to solve our planet’s most pressing problems.

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