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Arnold Odermatt

Swiss, b. 1925

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Arnold Odermatt

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Swiss, b. 1925

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From 1948 to 1990, Arnold Odermatt worked as the official police photographer in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden, recording images of car crashes to augment written accident reports. Odermatt also shot separate images of these scenes to satisfy his aesthetic interests, and his son discovered these photographs after he retired. The photographs have received acclaim for their formal properties and documentary-like quality in charting the rise and perils of car culture in Switzerland during the mid- to late-20th century.

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Biography

From 1948 to 1990, Arnold Odermatt worked as the official police photographer in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden, recording images of car crashes to augment written accident reports. Odermatt also shot separate images of these scenes to satisfy his aesthetic interests, and his son discovered these photographs after he retired. The photographs have received acclaim for their formal properties and documentary-like quality in charting the rise and perils of car culture in Switzerland during the mid- to late-20th century.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition