Award-winning photographer Matthieu Zellweger grew up in French-speaking Switzerland. He is a fully trained scientist with 15+ years of involvement in public health matters, and a graduate in International Political Economy.
Matthieu Zellweger gave various conferences and his images have been exhibited a number of times: Owada Gallery (Tokyo, 2017), Book and Press Fair (Geneva, 2014), Gallery of VII photo agency (New York, 2013), Club 44 (La Chaux-de-Fonds, 2011), the Geneva Geographical Society (2006, 2009, 2012 and 2014), the Swiss-Japan Circle (2010), the Zurich French-speaking Circle (2008), the Geneva Cultural Service (2007), and the Club of International Relations of Kanazawa (Japan, 2006). They also appeared in various magazines and newspapers (New York Times, Le Temps, GEO, NZZ, l'Hebdo, Jeune Afrique, Phosphore, l'Illustré, Animan).
Matthieu Zellweger was nominated a Finalist of the 2017 Siena International Photo Awards. His essay "The Story of Hope" won a silver medal at the 2016 Tokyo International Foto Awards. He won the Lancet’s “Highlights - a picture of health” contest in December 2015. He was awarded Photo Philanthropy's Activist Award 2014 for work depicting the plight of AIDS patients in Myanmar. He was nominated an Emerging Photojournalist 2013 by proof.org for his work about asthma in Benin.
Matthieu Zellweger lives in Switzerland and works in French, English, German and Italian. He is represented and distributed by Haytham-REA (Paris).