Bruno Ganz, San Francisco, for The New Yorker, 2005
Bruno Ganz, San Francisco, for The New Yorker, 2005

He was one of the great German language actors of our time. Whether on stage or on screen, his career could take of because he knew where his roots were. His humble, working-class background did not prepare him for the course his life should take. According to his own words, his background taught him to value focus, discipline and hard work.

Susanne Vögeli, Cook and Food Educator, 2018
Susanne Vögeli, Cook and Food Educator, 2018

For 25 years she had her own cooking school. Now she retires to her own cooking lab. Raum Acht is the place where she comes to understand her own cooking processes.

Werner Zulliger, retired farm worker,
Werner Zulliger, retired farm worker,

A hundred years ago, a retirement home for farm workers was set up in Öschberg, near Koppigen in Canton Bern. After decades of labouring on local farms, they are able to spend their last years in familiar surroundings and among friends.

Stefanie Stalder, for Das Magazin, 2017
Stefanie Stalder, for Das Magazin, 2017

To end it all or live her identity as a woman? That was the dilemma facing Stefanie Stalder, a transgender farmer in rural Lucerne. She chose life and began the process of sexual reassignment just over a year ago. At 48, she can breathe freely again.

Withfield Diffie, for Brandeins, 2001
Withfield Diffie, for Brandeins, 2001

is an American cryptographer and one of the pioneers of public-key cryptography along with Martin Hellman and Ralph Merkle. Diffie and Hellman's introduced a radically new method of distributing cryptographic keys, that helped solve key distribution—a fundamental problem in cryptography.

Arnold Hottinger, Journalist and Author, 2013
Arnold Hottinger, Journalist and Author, 2013

Former Middle East correspondent of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Author of many books on Islam, Arabia and the Middle East.

Heinz Hubli, Butcher, for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1996
Heinz Hubli, Butcher, for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1996

Heinz Hubli was a butcher with his shop located in the popular Langstrasse neighbourhood. He was famous for his Cervelats, the Swiss national sausage. Many said his was the best.

Yves Béhar, for Stern, 2001
Yves Béhar, for Stern, 2001

is a Swiss designer, entrepreneur and an educator. He is the founder and principal designer of Fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and brand development firm.

Jacques Herzog, Architect, 2006
Jacques Herzog, Architect, 2006

Portrait for SonntagsZeitung on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the New De Young Museum in the San Francisco Golden Gate Park.

Irina Schönen, 2010
Irina Schönen, 2010

Actress and for many years the voice of any announcement of the Swiss Railway.

Gavin Newsom, for the New Yorker, 2006
Gavin Newsom, for the New Yorker, 2006

Gavin Christopher Newsom is an American politician and businessman. He is the 40th and current governor of California, since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011.

Hansueli Baumann and  his Argentinian Pampa, 2013
Hansueli Baumann and his Argentinian Pampa, 2013

Hansueli Bauman grew up in a farming community. He has always owned tractors, but today he only keeps them as a hobby to use them for woodcutting in the near forest. His Pampa is a rare licence model built after the famous Lanz Bulldog.

Jaime Elisabeth Pressly, for the New Yorker, 2005
Jaime Elisabeth Pressly, for the New Yorker, 2005

is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Joy Turner in My Name Is Earl, for which she won an Emmy Awards as well as a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Wayne and Linda Smith, Slab City, for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2004
Wayne and Linda Smith, Slab City, for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2004

Slab City is largely a snowbird community in the Sonoran Desert located in Imperial County, California, 251 km northeast of San Diego and 272 km southeast of Los Angeles within the California Badlands. It is used by recreational vehicle owners and squatters from across North America. It took its name from concrete slabs that remained from the abandoned World War II Marine Corpsbarracks of Camp Dunlap.

Jerry Kretchman, Slab City, for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2004
Jerry Kretchman, Slab City, for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2004

Slab City is largely a snowbird community in the Sonoran Desert located in Imperial County, California, 251 km northeast of San Diego and 272 km southeast of Los Angeles within the California Badlands. It is used by recreational vehicle owners and squatters from across North America. It took its name from concrete slabs that remained from the abandoned World War II Marine Corpsbarracks of Camp Dunlap.

Cadets of the Oakland Military Institute, for Der Spiegel, 2004
Cadets of the Oakland Military Institute, for Der Spiegel, 2004

Oakland Military Institute (OMI), formally the Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy, is a charter school affiliated with the Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, California. OMI's stated mission is "to provide a structured and rigorous academic program where cadets develop as leaders, scholars, critical thinkers, and citizens."

Yevgeny Khaldei, 1917 -1997
Yevgeny Khaldei, 1917 -1997

was a Red Army naval officer and photographer, best known for his World War II photograph of a Soviet soldier Raising a flag over the Reichstag, in Berlin, capital of the vanquished Nazi Germany.

Bruno Ganz, San Francisco, for The New Yorker, 2005
Susanne Vögeli, Cook and Food Educator, 2018
Werner Zulliger, retired farm worker,
Stefanie Stalder, for Das Magazin, 2017
Withfield Diffie, for Brandeins, 2001
Arnold Hottinger, Journalist and Author, 2013
Heinz Hubli, Butcher, for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1996
Yves Béhar, for Stern, 2001
Jacques Herzog, Architect, 2006
Irina Schönen, 2010
Gavin Newsom, for the New Yorker, 2006
Hansueli Baumann and  his Argentinian Pampa, 2013
Jaime Elisabeth Pressly, for the New Yorker, 2005
Wayne and Linda Smith, Slab City, for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2004
Jerry Kretchman, Slab City, for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2004
Cadets of the Oakland Military Institute, for Der Spiegel, 2004
Yevgeny Khaldei, 1917 -1997
Bruno Ganz, San Francisco, for The New Yorker, 2005

He was one of the great German language actors of our time. Whether on stage or on screen, his career could take of because he knew where his roots were. His humble, working-class background did not prepare him for the course his life should take. According to his own words, his background taught him to value focus, discipline and hard work.

Susanne Vögeli, Cook and Food Educator, 2018

For 25 years she had her own cooking school. Now she retires to her own cooking lab. Raum Acht is the place where she comes to understand her own cooking processes.

Werner Zulliger, retired farm worker,

A hundred years ago, a retirement home for farm workers was set up in Öschberg, near Koppigen in Canton Bern. After decades of labouring on local farms, they are able to spend their last years in familiar surroundings and among friends.

Stefanie Stalder, for Das Magazin, 2017

To end it all or live her identity as a woman? That was the dilemma facing Stefanie Stalder, a transgender farmer in rural Lucerne. She chose life and began the process of sexual reassignment just over a year ago. At 48, she can breathe freely again.

Withfield Diffie, for Brandeins, 2001

is an American cryptographer and one of the pioneers of public-key cryptography along with Martin Hellman and Ralph Merkle. Diffie and Hellman's introduced a radically new method of distributing cryptographic keys, that helped solve key distribution—a fundamental problem in cryptography.

Arnold Hottinger, Journalist and Author, 2013

Former Middle East correspondent of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Author of many books on Islam, Arabia and the Middle East.

Heinz Hubli, Butcher, for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1996

Heinz Hubli was a butcher with his shop located in the popular Langstrasse neighbourhood. He was famous for his Cervelats, the Swiss national sausage. Many said his was the best.

Yves Béhar, for Stern, 2001

is a Swiss designer, entrepreneur and an educator. He is the founder and principal designer of Fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and brand development firm.

Jacques Herzog, Architect, 2006

Portrait for SonntagsZeitung on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the New De Young Museum in the San Francisco Golden Gate Park.

Irina Schönen, 2010

Actress and for many years the voice of any announcement of the Swiss Railway.

Gavin Newsom, for the New Yorker, 2006

Gavin Christopher Newsom is an American politician and businessman. He is the 40th and current governor of California, since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011.

Hansueli Baumann and his Argentinian Pampa, 2013

Hansueli Bauman grew up in a farming community. He has always owned tractors, but today he only keeps them as a hobby to use them for woodcutting in the near forest. His Pampa is a rare licence model built after the famous Lanz Bulldog.

Jaime Elisabeth Pressly, for the New Yorker, 2005

is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Joy Turner in My Name Is Earl, for which she won an Emmy Awards as well as a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Wayne and Linda Smith, Slab City, for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2004

Slab City is largely a snowbird community in the Sonoran Desert located in Imperial County, California, 251 km northeast of San Diego and 272 km southeast of Los Angeles within the California Badlands. It is used by recreational vehicle owners and squatters from across North America. It took its name from concrete slabs that remained from the abandoned World War II Marine Corpsbarracks of Camp Dunlap.

Jerry Kretchman, Slab City, for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2004

Slab City is largely a snowbird community in the Sonoran Desert located in Imperial County, California, 251 km northeast of San Diego and 272 km southeast of Los Angeles within the California Badlands. It is used by recreational vehicle owners and squatters from across North America. It took its name from concrete slabs that remained from the abandoned World War II Marine Corpsbarracks of Camp Dunlap.

Cadets of the Oakland Military Institute, for Der Spiegel, 2004

Oakland Military Institute (OMI), formally the Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy, is a charter school affiliated with the Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, California. OMI's stated mission is "to provide a structured and rigorous academic program where cadets develop as leaders, scholars, critical thinkers, and citizens."

Yevgeny Khaldei, 1917 -1997

was a Red Army naval officer and photographer, best known for his World War II photograph of a Soviet soldier Raising a flag over the Reichstag, in Berlin, capital of the vanquished Nazi Germany.

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