Famous Swiss Photographers

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Robert Frank
(Photographer)

Robert Frank
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Birthdate: November 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: September 9, 2019

Robert Frank was a Swiss documentary filmmaker and photographer best remembered for his photographic book The Americans which earned him comparisons with the likes of Tocqueville. An acclaimed photographer, Robert Frank won many prestigious awards, such as Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography in 1996 and the Edward MacDowell Medal in 2002.

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Vincent Perez
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Birthdate: June 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland

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Gunter Sachs
(Photographer)

Gunter Sachs
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Birthdate: November 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Schloss Mainberg, Schonungen, Germany
Died: May 7, 2011

Gunter Sachs was a German author, photographer, and industrialist. The third husband of Brigitte Bardot, Sachs attained international recognition as a documentary photographer and documentary filmmaker. An art collector and close friend of Andy Warhol, Gunter Sachs is credited with organizing Warhol's first European exhibition.

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Méret Oppenheim
(Surrealist artist and photographer)

Méret Oppenheim
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Birthdate: October 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 15, 1985
Méret Oppenheim is best remembered for her surrealist art such as Object: Breakfast in Fur. She also modeled for artists. Throughout her career, she had created furniture, jewelry, and even poetry. In her performance piece Spring Feast, she laid out a banquet on top of a nude woman.

Annemarie Schwarzenbach
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Birthdate: May 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: November 15, 1942

A Swiss cultural icon, journalist and photographer Annemarie Schwarzenbach was raised by a bisexual mother, who was an Olympic equestrian. Known for her signature androgynous style of dressing up, Annemarie was herself openly lesbian. She traveled the world, clicking major events but died in a bicycle accident at 34.

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Marc Allégret
(Screenwriter)

Marc Allégret
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Birthdate: December 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: November 3, 1973

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Ella Maillart
(Alpine skier)

Ella Maillart
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Birthdate: February 20, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: March 27, 1997
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Werner Bischof
(Photographer)

Werner Bischof
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Birthdate: April 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: May 16, 1954

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René Burri
(Photographer)

René Burri
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Birthdate: April 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: October 20, 2014

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Florence Henri
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Birthdate: June 28, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: July 24, 1982

Though born in the US, Florence Henri traveled to various places, such as Silesia, Rome, and London, following her parents’ death. Initially well-versed in the piano, she later focused on painting. At age 34, she was introduced to photography at the Bauhaus and later explored techniques such as the photomontage and negative photography.

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Rudy Burckhardt
(Filmmaker)

Rudy Burckhardt
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Birthdate: April 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: August 1, 1999