Tobias Zielony

Traditionally wealth is seen as a general accumulation of real estate, land and expensive objects like cars, art, furniture etc. On the contrary money in its immaterial nature is the liquified form of wealth. In a sense money is the not yet realized potential to buy everything that is there to buy. Lately alternative concepts of wealth have been introduced: cultural and human capital, fame, health, peace, a just society and so on. An then there is nature and happiness. St. Moritz in Switzerland seems to showcase an abundance of these riches. While socially engaged photography often focuses on the disenfranchised and the disadvantaged, in this workshop we will look at wealth in all its material beauty and spiritual emptiness.