Niklaus Stauss archive

Contact prints from the series “Eating ice cream”, 1963.
© Niklaus Stauss / NL, Prints and Drawings Department

In a career spanning six decades, Niklaus Stauss photographed numerous artistic and cultural figures. He also documented social, cultural and artistic life in Switzerland and around the world.

Content and scope

You can find a wide range of material from the career of the versatile photographer Niklaus Stauss in the Prints and Drawings Department (PDD):

  • More than 50,000 black and white prints, negatives and contact sheets of entire photo series
  • Specimen copies of newspapers and magazines featuring photographs by Niklaus Stauss
  • Diaries, catalogues, notes and a card index

Collection principles

This photo archive is of national importance, documenting creativity in all artistic fields in Switzerland from 1950 to 2010, and falls within the NL’s collection policy.

Research and access

  • The photos are organised alphabetically by person and subject.
  • They can be viewed in the PDD for research purposes by prior appointment.
  • The photos are not available online.

Last modification 31.05.2022

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