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Lunchtime seminar –  Communicating through images

This presentation will focus on visual communication, specifically the role of images in communication. Francesco Arese Visconti, an experienced professional photographer, will explore the power of images.

Every time we take a photograph, we are actually cropping reality, we are choosing what message we want to deliver. Today, on social media, some half a million images are being uploaded every minute. But what is the value of the image? What are we communicating? Visual communication can be very powerful in a positive way but it can also be ambiguous, misleading or even offensive. Sometimes images are even more culture dependent than words. By considering some basic theories, analyzing images and through an interactive exercise, professionals in the communications field will be helped to reflect on the value of the image as part the communication toolkit and strategy, how images can be manipulated and published, but also how they can be a valuable support in your communication.

Date: Tuesday 22 September 2015
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 25.- per person includes drinks and snacks – please register online>>
(In order to facilitate the registration process we ask you to pay in advance through our online registration system. If you are unable to do so, please contact us).

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

About the speaker: 


Francesco Arese Visconti: an experienced and published freelance photographer, he has worked for important museums and public institutions. Member of the Union Suisse des Photographes Professionnels (USPP), he is the Deputy Head of the Media Communications department and Coordinator of the Photography Program at Webster University Geneva. As Part-time member of the research faculty at Webster, Francesco focuses his work on the migration processes in Switzerland and in Italy. His latest work is about the current flux of Italian migration in the Swiss Confederation. This work has been recently exhibited at the EXPO in Milan. He is the co-founder of Urbino Art Village, a centre for art and Italian workshops in Italy. Further information:

We look forward to seeing you again!!


“Changing Times in History and Politics through the Lens of a Photojournalist” – A Conversation with David Burnett

Château de Penthes, Monday 19th September 2011, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
(The event includes a 3course dinner at the Restaurant of the Château de Penthes. The price is 60 CHF per person),

The Institute for Media and Global Governance and Photographers for Hope in cooperation with the Musée des Suisses dans le Monde would be honoured to invite you to a Dinner Conversation with photojournalist David Burnett.

The event will showcase some of his most iconic photographs, as told by a photojournalist who has been a witness to some of the most important events of our time. Burnett will share the stories behind the photographs and discuss how photojournalism is evolving within the digital age.

David Burnett is a photojournalist with more than four decades of work covering the news, the people and visual tempo of our age. His iconic pictures range from the Vietnam War to the Iranian Revolution and to every US presidential campaign since Kennedy. In a recent issue of American Photo Magazine, Burnett was named as one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography”. In a world gone mad over digital photography, his kit includes a 60 year old Speed Graphic press camera, and a plastic $30 HOLGA. Each has a place alongside its digital counterpart, each camera a tool to find the right look for the right moment.

RSVP by Wednesday 15th September to: Serena Carta:



The Geneva Communicators Network is a platform to exchange views, news and information for communication professionals working in the Geneva region, Switzerland. Currently the network has over 1000 members including professionals from the PR, communications, media and marketing fields, more info>>

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