Pictures to raise
Awareness on the challenges
Facing Mountain Regions




During his residency in Sierre, at Château Mercier, the Moroccan artist Hosein Jaddad became interested in the topic of agriculture and its impact on the environment. Having the opportunity to participate in grape harvest with local winemakers, he decided to develop his artistic work around the vineyard landscape, how it is being exploited, as well as the problems faced by local producers. Through his work, the artist also chose to show the biodiversity surrounding the vineyards, and to reflect on its place in a region where wine producing is predominant. 


Théâtre les Halles, Sierre
21st January to 20th March 2022
Tuesday – Friday, 14:00 – 17:00 and on show nights


NO’PHOTO Festival – Niels Ackermann exhibition and conference

In partnership with NO PHOTO Festival in Geneva, Niels Ackermann presents his exhibition “Allo Huaraz” with pictures realised in Peru in the frame of SMArt programme


Niels Ackermann has been working on the situation of Huaraz, a city of 150,000 inhabitants in the Andes, which is facing a dangerous situation: the melting of a nearby glacier. His work shows the very direct relationship between climate change and people’s daily lives, as well as the difficulty of anticipating natural disasters and implementing concrete solutions to preserve lives.


In the frame of this exhibition and in partnership with the CIRM, an evening conference on natural hazards in the mountains will address the question of the impact of melting glaciers on the safety of the population and the management of these hazards in mountain regions with the help of Peruvian and Swiss examples.


This exchange of experiences will provide an opportunity to hear Eric Nanchen from the Foundation for the Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions, Javier Fluixa from the Centre for Research on the Alpine Environment, photographer Niels Ackermann, and Christophe Lambiel from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mountain Research, who will talk about the Giétro debacle, a natural disaster which struck the Valais in 1818.



Hallo Huaraz – Niels Ackermann

25th September  – 10th October 2021

Place Wilsdorf, Genève



Natural hazards in mountains: crossed views Switzerland – Peru

Tuesday 5th October 2021, 6pm-8pm

Club Alpin Hall, Avenue du Mail 40, Genève


More information: NO PHOTO Festival