Critically acclaimed portrait photographers Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer began collaborating in 2003 on the occasion of their "About Americans" project.
Since then they have specialized in elaborate projects documenting people from all backgrounds and cultures. Major projects include "Faces of Football", a series of portraits of the world’s most important soccer players; "China", portraits of people from all social backgrounds and regions of China; and "The Human Face of Climate Change", a series of environmental portraits of people from around the world affected by climate change. One of their more recent projects "Act Now!" a portrait series of famous climate activists, was a collaboration between Braschler & Fischer, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
They have traversed the globe many times in search of their subjects and it has brought them to such remote locations as the island state of Kiribati or Tuktoyaktuk in the far North of Canada. The range of people the Swiss duo has captured ranges from celebrities such as David Beckham to nomadic farmers in the Sahel Zone.
Braschler & Fischer have won numerous awards for their image making, including a World Press Photo Award. Their photography projects have appeared in countless international magazines, been published as photo books, and have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
Today Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer live and work between Zurich and New York.
Vanity Fair, Time Magazine, New York Times, Forbes, ESPN Magazine, Fast Company, Guardian Magazine, Stern, GQ Germany, Die Zeit, Spiegel, NZZ Folio, GQ France, Figaro Magazine, Equipe Magazine, Le Monde, Vanity Fair Italy, Corriere della Sera, El Pais Semanal, Vanguardia Magazine, Esquire Russia, Vrij Nederland, De Morgen, Marie Claire China
Swiss Re, Nike, Bank Sarasin, On Running, Switzerland Tourism, ABB, Heidelberg, srf – Swiss Television, Zuercher Kantonalbank, SVA
2016 The Human Face of Climate Change, Foto Instanbul, Turkey 2014 China Cortona on the move Festival, Cortona, Italy 2013 faces.! Museum Gugging, Kloster Neuburg, Austria; The Human Face of Climate Change Museum der Westküste, Alkersum, Island of Föhr, Germany 2012 The Human Face of Climate Change Stiftung Mercator, Essen, Germany; China Literaturhaus München, Germany; Guantanamo Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan, France 2011 China - Down and Up FO.KU.S, Innsbruck, Austria; Chinese - American Littmann Kulturprojekte, Basel, Switzerland; China Galerie Stephan Witschi, Zurich, Switzerland; The Human Face of Climate Change Coalmine Galerie, Winterthur, Switzerland; The Human Face of Climate Change Swiss Re Forum for Global Dialogue, Zurich, Switzerland 2009 The Chinese Paris-Beijing Gallery, Beijing, China 2008 Los Rostros del Futbol Fundacion Caixa Galicia, Vigo, Spain; About Americans | Faces of Football Robert Morat Gallery, Hamburg, Germany 2006 Abpfiff! Faces of Football C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany 2004 White Studio Feilacher, Vienna, Austria 2003 White Plattform Elf, Zurich, Switzerland 2002 Color Work Taste of Art Gallery, New York 2000 Madison Avenue Scalo Gallery, New York 1999 Madison Avenue Nikon Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.
2016 Footforaine, Centre Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, France 2015 Group show, Bildhalle, Zürich 2014 One Shot, Museu da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2010 One Shot, Football and Contemporary Art, BPS 22, Charleroi, Belgium 2009 China, vfg Selection, Zurich, Switzerland 2008 Balls and Brains, Group exhibition about the art of football, Helmhaus Museum, Zurich, Switzerland; Replay - Art and Football, House for Contemporary Art Uri, Altdorf, Switzerland 2007 Faces of Football, World Press Photo Exhibition, Various Cities; Faces of Football, vfg Selection, Zurich, Switzerland 2006 9x100 - White, Galleria Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy 1996 Das Haus der Kuenstler, Galerie Mangisch, Zurich, Switzerland 1995 Das Haus der Kuenstler, Outsider Art Festival, Davos, Switzerland.