Hans Staub, Photoreporter

[original title:  Hans Staub, Fotoreporter]

Switzerland 1978. 16mm commag, b/w, 60 min.

Image: Hans Staub, reporter photo

A report on the 83 year old photoreporter Hans Staub, the first swiss photoreporter to contribute to the one-time "Zürcher Illustrierte" under Arnold Kübler, and photographic chroniclerbof the Thirties an of the war period in his own right.
The film shows Staub's memories of his photographs, Kübler's memories of his collaboration with the magazine photographer, and the gradual disappearance of the photographers after the liquidation of the magazine. It also reveals the special quality of Staub's work and the possible function of photography as "eye witness" of a historical era in a specific country.

DirectorRichard Dindo
PhotographyOtmar Schmid
SoundAlain Klarer
EditingElizabeth Waelchli
CollaboratorsGuido Magnaguagno, Regieassistenz
Heleen de Wit. Kameraassistenz
Duration60 min.
Screening formats16mm commag
Shooting format16
Distribution SwitzerlandSwitzerlandFilmkollektiv Zürich AG
Contact, World RightsRichard Dindo
Gamperstr. 9, CH-8004 Zürich
ProductionFilmkollektiv Zürich