Ernst A. Heiniger


Ernst A. Heiniger (1909–1993) began to photograph in a self-taught manner in the New Vision style in 1929. In the 1930s he ran an innovative studio for photography and graphics with Heiri Steiner in Zurich, and in 1936 published “Puszta Pferde”, one of the first modern photo books in Switzerland. During the 1940s he turned to documentary film making and an encounter with Walt Disney at the World Exhibition of Photography in Lucerne in 1952 encouraged him to jump across the Atlantic. Heiniger’s films “Ama Girls” and “Grand Canyon” both won Best Short Film at the Oscars in 1959. Ernst A. Heiniger’s archive has been part of the Fotostiftung Schweiz since 2014.

About the book:
Ernst A. Heiniger’s archive has been housed in the Fotostiftung Schweiz since 2014 and was curated by Katharina Rippstein. It forms the basis for the first comprehensive presentation of the life and multifaceted work of the unusual visual designer. The accompanying publication, published by Scheidegger & Spiess, “Good Morning, World!” is a diverse oeuvre of photographs, documents, film stills and behind-the-scenes images.

Book title: Good Morning, World!
Photographer: Ernst A. Heiniger
Text author: Peter Pfrunder, Katharina Rippstein, Patricia Banzer und Muriel Willi
Publisher: Scheidegger & Spiess
23 × 29 cm, 256 pages
202 color and 112 b/w illustrations
1st edition, 2021
EUR 48.00


Ernst A. Heiniger, Good Morning, World!
Good Morning, World!; Ernst A. Heiniger - Cover