Cédric von Niederhäusern is a documentary photographer. He was born in Bern, Switzerland, and worked as a photographer for several media outlets and as photo editor for the daily newspaper Tages-Anzeiger. His documentary project „Leaving war behind“ (2014) about the refugee crisis in Turkey at the border to Syria was part of several exhibitions in Switzerland and at VISA pour l’Image in Perpignan, France (2015). Selected work has been published in the books Swiss Press Photo 13 and Swiss Press Photo 15. Recently graduated from the Visual Journalism and Documentary Practice program at the International Center of Photography in New York, he is focusing on political issues in the United States, specialising in the 2016 election year and the polarisation of the public that surrounds it. 

 

 

EDUCATION

2016 - Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones: DART Center, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY, USA
2015 - Visual Journalism and Documentary Practice: International Center of Photography, New York, USA

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2016 - 2017: Teaching Assistant for Alison Morley, Editorial Concepts, ICP, New York
2014 – 2015: Photo editor at Tages-Anzeiger, Switzerland
2013 – 2015: Staff Photographer at Bewegungsmelder Magazine, Switzerland
2013 – 2014: Photographer assistant for Ruben Wyttenbach, Switzerland
2012 – 2013: Editor at Bewegungsmelder Magazine, Switzerland

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2016: “City upon a hill”, Theater of Politics, Noorderlicht Gallery, Groningen, Netherlands
2016: “City upon a hill”, Just Another Photo Festival, Varanasi, India
2016: “City upon a hill”, Another Kind of Paradise, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
2015: “Clausette La Trine”, Swiss Press Photo, Landesmuseum, Zürich, Switzerland
2015: “Leaving War Behind” for VISA pour l’image, Perpignan, France
2015: “Leaving War Behind”, solo exhibition, Heitere Fahne, Bern, Switzerland
2013: “Nachtschwärmer”, Contact Netz, Reitschule, Bern, Switzerland

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017: Swiss Press Photo 17, Switzerland
2017: New York Edited. Identity, Ostkreuz School of Photography, Berlin, Germany
2016: Shift Vol 11, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
2015: Swiss Press Photo 15, Switzerland
2013: Swiss Press Photo 13, Switzerland

 

CLIENTS

TIME Lightbox, PDN, American Photography, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Tages-Anzeiger, Swissinfo,
Sonntagszeitung, WOZ - Die Wochenzeitung, Bewegungsmelder Magazine, NGO Gemeinsam für Kobanî,
PostFinance, Venture Kick-Off, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Stiftung Contact Netz

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2017: Selected for American Photography 33
2017: Nominee for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 2017
2017: Emerging Photographer Award, PDN
2016: “City upon a hill” - International Photo Award - Editorial, Political - 2nd Place
2016: Recipient of Rory Peck Trust Scholarship

 

ARTIST LECTURES

2016  – “Photographing Politics: Campaigns, Protests, Demonstrations” International Center of Photography Museum, New York City, NYC