Willy Spiller

1947 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Willy Spiller who lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland, is not only a fine art photographer but also specialises in cultural reporting and corporate communication. He is also the only Swiss contributor to the famous GettyImages, USA.

After receiving his master’s degree from the Zurich University of Art and Design (ZHDK) Willy Spiller pursued further education in Milan where he gained experience in a wide variety of photographic disciplines. In the following years, the majority of his work was rooted in photojournalism. Travelling on his own or with various writers Willy Spiller has visited all five continents on his many assignments. His images have appeared in numerous leading European newspapers and magazines.

He has received prizes for both his published and exhibited work, most notably for his acclaimed books "Pictures of a local reporter" and "Subway ­ people in the underground". His latest book, produced in collaboration with the writer Paul Nizon, covers his journey through South East Asia and has already been published in France.

Willy Spillers signature mark involves capturing images that re-tell everyday stories, using techniques of fine art and documentary photography.

Spillers photographs have been on display in major exhibits in Cairo, Milan, New York, Paris and Zurich. His work has been acquired for world-renowned art collections such as Kunsthaus Zürich, Swiss National Museum, Fotostiftung Schweiz, Getty Collection, Musee l`Elysee, The Swiss Centre New York, as well as by private collectors.

Willy Spiller

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