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Famous Photographers from Switzerland

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List of notable or famous photographers from Switzerland, with bios and photos, including the top photographers born in Switzerland and even some popular photographers who immigrated to Switzerland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swiss photographers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These photographers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known photographer from Switzerland is included when available.

List below includes Robert Frank, Gunter Sachs and more people.

This historic photographers from Switzerland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swiss photographers of note?" and "Who are the most famous photographers from Switzerland?" These prominent photographers of Switzerland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swiss photographers.

Use this list of renowned Swiss photographers to discover some new photographers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
  • Edo Bertoglio (born 1951 in Lugano) is a Swiss photographer and film director. He is the director of Downtown 81....  more
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Switzerland, Canton Ticino, European Free Trade Association, Lugano, Lugano District
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain

    Gaudenzio Marconi

    Gaudenzio Marconi (1841–1885) was an Italian photographer who worked in France. He sold académies (photographic figure studies) to students at the École des beaux-arts (School of Fine Arts) in Paris. Accomplished artists and students often sketched the figure from photographs when living models were not available or proved too costly. The poses were generally imitations of those used in the sculptures of classical antiquity and the Renaissance. His photographs were used by famous artists such as Auguste Rodin for their works....  more
    • Age: 180
    • Birthplace: Switzerland
  • George Gerster (April 30, 1928 – February 8, 2019) was a Swiss journalist and a pioneer aerial photographer....  more
    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Fritz Gunter Sachs (14 November 1932 – 7 May 2011) was a German photographer, author, industrialist, and latterly head of an institute that researched claims of astrology. As a young man he became a sportsman, then gained international fame as a documentary film-maker, documentary photographer, and third husband of Brigitte Bardot....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1932-2011)
    • Birthplace: Schweinfurt, Germany