B I O
B L O G
(NEW)
1959 born in Zurich, Switzerland

Working as photographer and teacher for visual arts, photography and new media
in Switzerland and Bhutan

2014 Conducting photo workshops for Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC Bhutan (DEZA), Thimphu, Bhutan
2013 Production of 15 photo stories for Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC Bhutan (DEZA)
2010 - 2013 Working for Helvetas Bhutan in a Project on "Preserving and Leveraging Bhutan's Unique Cultural Diversity", realising a participatory photo project in four remote communities in Bhutan.
2009 Travelling through Sikkim, working for a project that is supporting homestays, an eco- and cultural-friendly way of tourism
2007/2008 Teaching at the Institute of Photography and New Media in Thimphu, Bhutan (IoPM - SCAP Bhutan) (July 07 - Jan 08)
Documentation photography for Helvetas in the districts of Paro, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang, Zhemgang and Sarpang (Bhutan)
2006 Conducting photography-courses for SCAP Bhutan in Thimphu
2005 Conducting workshops in Thimphu and Bumthang in digital photography and digital imaging
(participants: police officers, art students, teachers, young photographers)
since 1996 Teacher at the Visual Arts Compartment at the High School in Luzern (Kantonsschule Luzern), Switzerland
1993-1998 Teacher at Gestaltungsschule Farbmühle Luzern
(private art school), Switzerland
since 1987 Different projects with children and young people as youth worker and in schools using video and photography as creative tools for documentation, communication and self expression
1983-1987 School of Art and Design Luzern, Switzerland
1981-1983 Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
EXHIBITIONS:
2011 "Life in Ngangla through the Children's Eyes",
A participatory photo project with children from a remote school in Zhemgang, Bhutan
Photo exhibition at Alaya Gallery, Tarayana Center, Thimphu, Bhutan
2009 "A Swiss Photographer's Journey Through Sikkim"
photo exhibition at First Floor Gallery, Rachna Books, Gangtok, Sikkim
2007 "Bhutan in between tradition and modernity"
photo exhibition at Tibet Songtsen House, Zurich
2007 "Bhutan through 100 years", contribution to a group exhibition
celebrating 100 years of Monarchy in Bhutan, VAST, Thimphu, Bhutan
2006 "Bhutan", photo exhibition at Galerie Reussbad, Luzern
2006 "Bhutan", photo exhibition at Galerie Arlecchino, Luzern
2005 Panorama, exhibition of 120 photo portraits in black and white
at Kunstpanorama Luzern
PUBLIC TALKS /
PHOTO PPRESENTATIONS:
2015 "Sehnsuchtsland Bhutan", Swiss Alpine Museum, Bern, Switzerland
im Rahmen der Ausstelllung "Himalaya Report"
2015 Presentation about my participatory photo projects conducted in Bhutan,
vfg Bildersoirée at Keystone Photo Agency, Zurich, Switzerland
2013 "Der digitale Drache, Bhutan zwischen Tradition und High Tec",
E.F. Schumacher-Gesellschaft, Munchen, Germany
2013 "Fokus Bhutan", Gletschergarten Luzern, Switzerland
2012
"Bhutans kulturelle Vielfalt", Kulturzentrum Songtsen House, Zurich, Switzerland
2010 "Bhutan", Kulturzentrum Songtsen House, Zurich, Switzerland