"Over a period of three years the Swiss photographer Christian LUTZ accompanied a member of the Swiss Federal Council on diverse official occasions throughout the world.
In his photo volume 'Protokoll' Christian LUTZ observes the mise-en-scène of authority within the hierarchies to which the political decision makers and their delegations are subjected. He isolates the clichés that rule the world and records the unsaid and unobserved with his camera. His images show a reality that differs from the official photographic reports. The photographs present a concentrated critique that calls into question a deeply ingrained system of representation and causes readers to alternate between laughter and astonishment." (© Lars Müller Publishers, 2007)