STATEMENT

„My approach to Photography is not about taking pictures.“

ABOUT

Matthias Forster was born in Switzerland in 1976, graduated as an Architect and he was working for serval firms. Later on he attended a self-taught photographer class and graduated in photography at the Swiss school of journalism. He is working only on long-term projects. His field of work are mainly subjects of public and urban space. In the last 15 years he traveled Asia extensively and spent a lot of time exploring major cities. Furthermore he is working on projects focusing on the balancing act between photography and painting. 

AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS

2019 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2019 / METROPOLIS SUNDAY/ featured in the Competition Gallery
2019 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2019 / CHONGQING/ featured in the Competition Gallery
2019 Fribourg Photography Investigation 2019 / qualified for second round
2019 Athens Photo Festival / shortlisted
2018 Lifeframer / Faces of Life: Where Soul meets Body / Editors Pick
2018 Swiss Scool of Journalism (MAZ) / group exhibition / Lucern
2017 «fragil» / group exhibition / BelleVue / Basel
2012 Inkognito¡ #2 / group exhibition / kunstraum KEHLHOF / Stäfa 

WORKS PHOTOGRAPHY

2018 EVERGREEN *
2018 SUBURBIA *
2017 CHONGQING - TRACES OF DIVERGENCE
2017 SENSELAND - A COLLECTION OF FINDS *
2017 ALLEGORY OF INTIMACY *
2016–2017 BREATHING SPACE OF HERMES
2014–2019 FERRY TALE
2014 MUMBAI GENDER ROLE
2013 METROPOLIS SUNDAY *
2013 UNSHELTERED
2010–2011 ASIAN WALLS

*ONGOING PROJECTS

WORKS ART

2017-2019 CABELS
2014-2016 VARIOUS COLLAGES
2011-2014 GRID

MEMBERSHIP

near. swiss association for contemporary photography
vfg-verein fotografischer gestalterinnen

PRINTS

If you are interested in prints or framed prints, contact me or shop on www.swissphotographers.net

LINKS

www.lensculture.com
www.life-framer.com/photographer/matthias-forster/
www.instagram.com/matthias__forster/
www.swissphotographers.net
www.near.li
www.vfg.ch

DATA PROTECTION

COPYRIGHT © MATTHIAS FORSTER 2019
ALL THE IMAGES ON THIS WEBSITE MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED OR REPUBLISHED IN ANY KIND. 

CONTACT

0041 76 332 96 96

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