The German born photographer, Patrick Lambertz, challenges stereotypes about Switzerland with an ironic twist in his latest photographic works titled “Châlets of Switzerland”. Although Switzerland is comparatively small, there are more world-famous clichés about it than about most countries: chocolate, luxury watches, banks, cheese, Heidi and the mountains, to name just a few. Among those idealized Swiss images is the romantic wooden mountain hut – the Châlet – with open log fires and a rustic interior, embedded in high mountains and surrounded by virgin snow. Patrick Lambertz consciously utilizes this cliché with his photo series “Châlets of Switzerland”. “Châlet” originally […]
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