Acme Studios — Luca Zanetti

Supporting Artists since 1972

Luca Zanetti

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Luca Zanetti is a Swiss-born photojournalist specializing in reportage, portrait and annual report photography. His mother was the photographer Pia Zanetti, and as a teenager, Luca was taken by her on a reporting trip to revolutionary Nicaragua. Luca studied at the Photography Department of the Zurich School of Art and Design. His first long term project, Eighty days around the world, began in London at the Reform Club in 1998, aping the bet made by Jules Verne’s hero-explorer Phileas Fogg.

Luca has since worked on stories in Nicaragua, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and the Central African Republic. His photo research The Truth needs Allies received the Swiss Cultural Award from the Federal Office of Culture in 2011.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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