Night of the Museums in Basel, Switzerland 2015

This year, on January 16, I once again had the opportunity to attend the Night of the Museums (Museumsnacht) in Basel, Switzerland. This time I was assigned by two institutions, namely HEK (House of the electronic arts) and Atelier Mondial, to capture the atmosphere in their premises and some of the key moments for the night. 

The 15th edition of Night of the Museums in Basel marks the cultural beginning of the new year. 39 museums and host institutions offered more than 180 programs to approximately 30,000 visitors in the hours between 6:00pm and 2:00am. Here are some impressions of this cultural palette.

A visitor observing an exhibition in the Museum of Sports in Basel. January 16, 2015.

A visitor observing an exhibition in the Museum of Sports in Basel. January 16, 2015.

 

Visitors with umbrellas observe an outdoor lighting show in front of the Museum of Cultures in Basel. January 16, 2015.

Visitors with umbrellas observe an outdoor lighting show in front of the Museum of Cultures in Basel. January 16, 2015.

A visitor observes an exhibition at the Museum of Cultures in Basel. January 16, 2015.

A visitor observes an exhibition at the Museum of Cultures in Basel. January 16, 2015.

 

Dutch artist Gwen van den Eijnde during his Japan-inspired fashion performance at Atelier Mondial. January 16, 2015.

Dutch artist Gwen van den Eijnde during his Japan-inspired fashion performance at Atelier Mondial. January 16, 2015.

A young visitor observes the tennis racket of Roger Federer  at the Museum of Sports in Basel. January 16, 2015.

A young visitor observes the tennis racket of Roger Federer at the Museum of Sports in Basel. January 16, 2015.

Visitors at the HEK (House of electronic arts) during the 15th edition of Night of the Museums in Basel, Switzerland. January 16, 2015.

Visitors at the HEK (House of electronic arts) during the 15th edition of Night of the Museums in Basel, Switzerland. January 16, 2015.

 

Faces of the FIFA World Cup 2014

In the summer of 2014 I was not live at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but I followed the tournament, broadcasted in the land of the FIFA World Cup champions, Germany, since I live in Freiburg, in the south-west part of the country. Thousands of fans watched their national teams on huge screens at large public areas and experienced the world’s biggest soccer event as if they were in the stadiums. Assigned by the regional newspaper Badische Zeitung, I had the opportunity to regularly capture some of the more colorful and emotional faces of those fans.

Freiburg, Germany. 21st June, 2014. German football fan raises a fist as his team scores during a FIFA World Cup 2014 game between Germany and Ghana, broadcast at a large public viewing area in Freiburg, Germany. Final score 2-2.

German football fan raises a fist as his team scores during a FIFA World Cup 2014 game between Germany and Ghana, broadcast at a large public viewing area in Freiburg, Germany. Final score 2-2. June 21, 2014

Freiburg, Germany. 21st June, 2014. Ghana football fans celebrate as their team scores during a FIFA World Cup 2014 game between Germany and Ghana, broadcast at a large public viewing area in Freiburg, Germany. Final score 2-2.

Ghana football fans celebrate as their team scores during a FIFA World Cup 2014 game between Germany and Ghana, broadcast at a large public viewing area in Freiburg, Germany. Final score 2-2. June 21, 2014.

Freiburg, Germany. 13th July, 2014. Football fans at a large public viewing area in Freiburg cheer after Germany wins the World Cup 2014, defeating Argentina 1-0 in the final.

Football fans at a large public viewing area in Freiburg cheer after Germany wins the World Cup 2014, defeating Argentina 1-0 in the final. July 13, 2014.

Freiburg, Germany. 8th July, 2014. Football fans at a large public viewing area in Freiburg watch Germany advance to the final of the FIFA World Cup 2014 after defeating the home favorite Brazil 7-1.

Football fans at a large public viewing area in Freiburg watch Germany advance to the final of the FIFA World Cup 2014 after defeating the home favorite Brazil 7-1. July 8, 2014.

Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. 20th May, 2104. Swiss fans watch a FIFA World Cup 2014 game between Switzerland and France at the largest public viewing spot in the country, inside the AFG Arena in Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. France wins 2:5 and goes on top of Group E.

Swiss fans watch a FIFA World Cup 2014 game between Switzerland and France at the largest public viewing spot in the country, inside the AFG Arena in Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. France wins 2:5 and goes on top of Group E. May 20, 2014.

German and french football fans at a large public viewing area in Freiburg watch Germany advance to the semi finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014 after beating France 0-1. July 4, 2014.

German and french football fans at a large public viewing area in Freiburg watch Germany advance to the semi finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014 after beating France 0-1. July 4, 2014.

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