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Looking for Light


Looking for Light A collection of photographs by students at

The American School of Switzerland made during 2019 Fall Academic Travel.

Cover Photo by Alessandro Carlesimo '22 (Venice, Italy)

Photo by Mislav Ilijas '20 (Zurich, Switzerland)


The camera is an excuse to be

someplace you

otherwise don’t

belong. It gives me

both a point of

connection and a

point of separation. — Susan Meiselas


Photo by Zoe Song '20 (Vienna, Austria)


Photo by Mislav Ilijas '20 (Zurich, Switzerland)


Photography takes an

instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

— Dorthea Lange

Photo by Renata Sanchez '21 (Venice, Italy)


Photo by Ben Carlson-Peters '21 (Venice, Italy)


Photo by Tim Dreier '20 (Venice, Italy)


I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my

friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.

— Bruce Gilden

Photo by Daisy Bachofen '20 (Venice, Italy)


Photo by Tim Dreier '20 (Venice, Italy)


Photo by Ole Strauss '21 (Venice, Italy)


Photo by Bella Worrell '20 (Venice, Italy)


Photo by Martina Pisa '22 (Venice, Italy)

Photo by Kelly Zhao '21 (Azores)


Photo by Daisy Bachofen '20 (Venice, Italy)


Photo by Zoe Song '20 (Vienna, Austria)


To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding

something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and

everything to do with

the way you see them.

— Elliott Erwitt

Photo by Carolina Pirez '21 (Salamanca, Spain)


Photo by Madeleine Ringelstein '20 (New York City)


Photo by Alex Stanford '21 (Venice, Italy)


Ben Carlson-Peters '21 (Venice, Italy)


Renata Sanchez '21 (Venice, Italy)


The marvels of daily life are exciting; no

movie director can arrange the

unexpected that you find in the street.

— Robert Doisneau

Photo by Daisy Bachofen '20 (Venice, Italy)


Photo by Elia Sato '21 (Venice, Italy)


Photo by Elia Sato '21 (Venice, Italy)

Photo by Madeleine Ringelstein '20 (New York City)


The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a

lightning instant of giveand-take, just long

enough for you to level

the camera and to trap

the fleeting prey in your

little box.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photo by Hajira Qureshi '21(Vienna, Austria)


Photo by Alex Stanford '21 (Venice, Italy)


Photo by Andrea Sun '21 (Venice, Italy)

Photo by Huize Song '20 (Vienna, Austria)


Photo by Alessandro Carlesimo '22 (Venice, Italy)


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Looking for Light  

A collection of photographs by students at The American School of Switzerland made during 2019 Fall Academic Travel.

Looking for Light  

A collection of photographs by students at The American School of Switzerland made during 2019 Fall Academic Travel.

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