University of Zurich, Philosohpy and German Literature
About Andreas Seibert
Andreas Seibert was born in Switzerland in 1970.
He studied German literature and philosophy at the University of Zurich from 1990 to 1992, and photography at the Zurich University of the Arts from 1992 to 1997.
2001-2004 member of the Zurich based photographer's agency "Lookat Photos".
From 1997-2013 he has been based in Tokyo.
His work has appeared internationally in leading magazines and has been exhibited worldwide.
Since 2002 he has been documenting China's rapid economic development. His projects explore the unbound forces of globalization to which people are exposed.
In 2009 Andreas Seibert's first book "From Somewhere to Nowhere - China's Internal Migrants" was short-listed for the prestigious Best Photography Book award and was named as one of the most influential Swiss photography books since 1927.
Following this highly-regarded work Andreas Seibert addressed a new politically-charged theme:
The project "The Colors of Growth - China's Huai River" highlights everyday reality and the challenges being faced in China today. The main focus is the 1,078 kilometer long river Huai which Seibert travelled from source to estuary.
This work was published at the end of 2012, also by Lars Muller Publishers.
Honors & Awards
2017 Nomination for the seventh Prix Pictet
2014 Artist in Residence at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) / Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany
2013 Hans Erni Award, Switzerland
2011 Project Contribution by the Aargauer Kuratorium, Switzerland
2011 Project Contribution by the George Foundation, Switzerland
2009 Shortlisted for the And/Or Book award by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation, UK
2007 Project Contribution by the Aargauer Kuratorium, Switzerland
2006 Finalist at "The Selection", Zurich, Switzerland
2005 Award of Excellence from the Communication Arts, USA