Zukunft der Arbeit – The Future of Work

This is a photographic portrait about four unusual careers. It was my contribution to a contest about “The Future of Work” initiated by the jobtv medienwerkstatt (supported by the City of Zurich). The pictures were presented in November 2006 at the final exhibition in the ewz unterwerk selnau.

In my work, I am investigating which professions have a chance of long-time survival. The professions I look at, are at the root of our being human. They deal with food, belief, death and war. At the same time, they are representants of the four elements water, air, earth and iron. In fact, I was visiting and portraying a fisherman in Greifensee (ZH, CH), the female priest of the Grossm├╝nster in Zurich, a cemetery gardener at a cemetry in the city of Zurich, and an armorer (weaponsmith) in Emmental (LU/CH). These professions are at the base of our human life and are on a symbolic level strongly related to our christian culture.

All four images

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