Beat Schweizer – All Things ConsideredBooks 2021
Design of the Publication “All Things Considered” for the Photographer Beat Schweizer. The photographs in this publication were taken between March 2020 and April 2021 during the first Lock Down in New York. Printing and binding by Merkur Zeitungsdruck, Langenthal.
The publication is produced on a newspaper press in tabloid format, the photos arranged chronologically. Parallel to the mostly quiet and private insights of Beat's photos, the respective daily headlines of the New York times are placed on the top left of the page. Each headline is from the exact day when Beat’s photo was taken. Placed very small, the headlines are like an echo in the background, reminding the viewer of that particular time.
“At the end of February 2020, my family and I moved to New York City. On 16 March 2020, schools closed and the city went into lockdown. Soon I started photographing. While going through various stages of reopening, the city maintained a variety of restrictions. As planned, we moved back to Switzerland on 2 May 2021. On 19 May 2021, New York City was nearly fully reopened.” Beat Schweizer, 2021