1995 · Switzerland
Fundamentally questioning and probing the medium of photography, arts duo F&D Cartier create photographic works without a camera. Working with expired, out-dated and discontinued light-sensitive photochemical materials such as paper, glass, film stocks, and found photographic archives; the duo creates “never taken” images, recording our present time with relics of the past.
The partners, François and Daniel Cartier, have been working together since 1995 in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Merging their background in photography and plastic arts they separately attended the Kunstschule for plastic arts in Bern and the Hochschule für Gestaltung Zürich for photography in Zürich, Switzerland.
Their work can be found in prestigious collections such as George Eastman Museum, Rochester; Portland Art Museum, Portland; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur; Museet for Fotokunst, Odense; and the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro. Additionally, their work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world.