Flurina Rothenberger (1977) is a Swiss photographer raised in Zuénoula,Côte d'Ivoire. She has spent most of her career photographing the continent where she grew up, Africa.
Her photographs focus on the expanding urban landscape, often based in some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and the people that move within it, from fashionable teenagers to savvy businessmen. They paint a picture of a continent in rapid development and the swings of globalisation, with a strong and varied cultural heritage.
She published I love to dress like I am coming from somewhere and I have a place to go, in 2015 with Edition Patrick Frey, covering 10 years of working across different African countries.
The book was edited and designed by the graphic design duo Hammer, with whom Flurina collaborates on a majority of her projects. The youngest result of their collaboration is Edition Nice, a self published youth magazine conceived with young contributors in Pemba, Moçambique.
Flurina Rothenberger is the Co-founder of Klaym an independent association and movement - founded in 2015 - dedicated to support, train and publish talented photographers, visual artists and writers in African countries.
Flurina holds a degree in photography from the University of Arts Zurich and regularly lectures at F+F School of Arts and Design Zurich. Her work has been exhibited and awarded with the Swiss Design Award.
Phone +41 78 712 93 84
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Awards & Grants
2015, Federal Office of Culture
Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles
in media partnership with DU
Cultural Departement of Canton Zurich
Federal Office of Culture
Exhibitions — Solo
Photoforum PasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Coalmine Documentary Photography Forum, Winterthur
Group Shows - Book Fairs
Rituals and Performance: Inherent Risk, LagosPhoto Festival, Nigeria
Kunstverein Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria
Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
ZHdK, Departement Design, Zurich
Pacific Place, Admirality, Hongkong
Sotheby's, Zurich, Switzerland
Messe Basel, Switzerland
Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland
Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Museum Bellerive, Zurich Switzerland
Monocle, Wired Japan, Libération, Refinery29, 032c, Accent Magazine, Hochparterre, Swiss Magazine, SZ-Magazin, Das Magazin, Annabelle, CS Bulletin, WOZ
vitra., Max Felchlin AG, SBB, Fischer Architekten,Futurafrosch, SwissBanking, ÖKK, BalanceHotels, Hotel Altstadt, Helvetas, Suchtprävention Zürich
Images from the African continent 2004 - 2014. with Hammer, published by Edition Patrick Frey
published by Edition Patrick Frey
from Pemba, Moçambique, selfpublished
Fashion, Lifestyle and Design from Africa, Die Gestalten Verlag
by VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst, Wien
Editions The other Hundred, Hong Kong
Globale Musik, Norient 012
Gepflegt: Krass, Der Gestalten Verlag, Berlin
Portraits, ausgewählt von Walter Keller, Salis Verlag AG, Zürich
Verlag Scheidegger &
Spiess AG, Zürich
Lecturer of Photography at F+F School of Art and Design, Zurich
Z-Modules, inter- and transdisciplinary courses at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)