In this exhibition photography is viewed as part of the culture of a certain nation or people since photography is an art form and art a component of culture. We believe that intercultural understanding is the key to world peace and this exhibition is here to contribute a little to this big cause.
- By exhibiting diverse pictures from various different photographers we want to offer the visitors different viewpoints on Costa Rica respectively Switzerland and show that there is more to it than just scenic postcard pictures.
- To create an environment to foster intercultural encounters and promote intercultural dialogue by offering the visitors ta chance to participate in different activities of dealing with one’s own culture and learning about the other one.
- To give the visitors a glimpse into the lives of the participating photographers and their motivations and views.
- In the course of planning the exhibition, we’ll deal with the topic of in what way photography is a medium of expression for a person or a culture as a whole, and what the characteristics of Swiss respectively Costa Rican photography are.