EVERYDAY IS NIGHT

a movie by

Jean-Claude Wicky

Jean-Claude Wicky was a Swiss documentary photographer.
Deceased on July 31, 2016.

From 1969 to 1975 he travels around the world and makes his debuts in photography in a 22-months stay in Japan.
He lives in Moutier, Switzerland where he has his studio, but photographs mostly in South America and South East Asia.
In the 80's he gets twice the Federal grant, a grant from the State of Berne and the cultural prize of the town of Moutier.
In 1984 he begins a photo project on the Bolivian miners and visits Bolivia on a regular basis for 17 years while exploring some 30 mining centres throughout the country. This photographic work ends with the exhibition «Bolivian miners» and later the book «Bolivian miners». The exhibition was shown in 12 Latin American countries, 36 cities and was visited by over 500.000 people. It is currently in Mexico.
His work has been published in numerous magazine and newspapers including Geo Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine.
He has exhibited photographs in museums and galleries throughout Europe and Latin America.
His photographs are part of public and private collections around the world, including the Library of Congress in Washington, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Swiss Confederation, the Swiss Foundation of Photography, The Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, the museum of Mining History Centre in Lewarde, France, the Musée Jurassien des Arts, Moutier, Switzerland

EVERY DAY IS NIGHT is his first film.