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Biography

Awards

My own story started 1971 in Switzerland. After school I studied graphic design. Then I was attracted to reportage photography, but unfortunately this turned out to be completely breadless at the time. In 1996 I therefore started an internship at Wirz, a major advertising agency in Zurich, where I was employed and worked as a graphic designer and junior art director. From there I then moved to Advico Young & Rubicam, where I was soon appointed Art Director. My career in advertising really took off with my move to Jung von Matt Spree in Berlin. Back in Switzerland I became a Creative Director at Advico Young & Rubicam. In total I worked for advertising agencies in Switzerland and Germany for almost 15 years.

 

In 2010 I became self employed and started working as a freelance Art & Creative Director and photojournalist. Since then, I have not only worked as a freelancer for all major agencies in Switzerland, but have also produced numerous photo reportages in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America for magazines and newspapers such as GEO, Stern, DIE ZEIT and the NZZ. Also the Guardian, National Geographic, CNN, 6-mois and many other renowned media published my reports.

 

I have received numerous awards at home and abroad, in advertising as well as in photography. Among the prizes in advertising were several Cannes Lions, awards at Clio, D&AD, One Show, Eurobest, ADC Europe, ADC Switzerland and more. The most important awards in photography include the World Press Photo Award, the POYi, NPPA, PDA, the Swiss Press Photo Award, vfg and ewz Selection.