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Nora Rupp

Chemin des Ramiers 22

1009 Pully

Switzerland


contact@norarupp.com
+41 (0) 76 520 91 38

About

Nora Rupp (CH, 1981) lives and works in Lausanne. She studied photography at the School of Applied Arts in Vevey. Since 2010, she is the museum photographer of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne. At the same time, she develops and exhibits several artistic projects, such as Sentier Battu, Ako and Henro, in different towns (Paris, Lausanne, Nyon, Assens), and she continues her self-portrait work which she started in 2003.

Professional experiences

2010 –

  • MCBA, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
    Photograph

2010

  • Migros Magazine, Zurich
    Photographic report

2009

  • Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et Croissant-Rouge (IFRC), Genève
    IFRC 90th Anniversary Co-curator
  • Arsenic, Lausanne
    Poster campaign for the 2010 season
  • Alexandre Doublet , Lausanne
    Photographer for the Theater Company “Alexandre Doublet”

2008

  • Manufacture, Haute École de Théâtre de Suisse Romande, Lausanne
    Reportage of the performances

2007 

  • Musée International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, Genève
    Photograph for the museum collection
  • Musée Olympique, Lausanne
    Photograph for the museum collection

Collective exhibitions

2010

  • NEAR — Helvétie, projection pour les 25 ans du Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

2011

  • Circulation(s), Festival de la jeune photographie européenne, Paris, France

2013

  • Hétérotopies, Espace culturel Assens, Assens, Switzerland

Personnal exhibition

2009

  • Sentier Battu, La Focale, Nyon, Switzerland

Impressum

All images © Nora Rupp
Design: Aurèle Sack
Code: Romain Cazier
Typeface: LL Grey/Lineto
© 2019 Nora Rupp. All rights reserved.

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Henro

Pilgrimage: Long journey or search of great moral significance.

 

Nora Rupp started her artistic research from that concept. Walk to find the answer to what she wanted to photograph.

In 2008 she made her first pilgrimage that led her from her doorstep to Santiago de Compostela, 2000 kilometers away. The constraint of following the markers of a long road resembling a railroad became the “leitmotiv” of her photographic work. In 2010 her second pilgrimage was further away, less known, but yet popular among natives. The 88 temples of Shikoku. About 1400 kilometers around the island of Shikoku in Japan.

From a new context arose new prospects. During the first days of this long walk she became aware of a new reality. In this remote rural area, solitude and isolation born from cultural differences, communication issues, and the mountaineous relief made her work evolve.

Loneliness made her reflect on the larger scale of “Henro”, the Japanese word for both the pilgrim and the road s/he follows. Landscapes and buildings started to pose for her as pilgrims.

Henro, 56 pages, designed by Aurèle Sack

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