Die Winter is connected to Stéphane Winter personal history. Born in South Korea, Stéphane was adopted by a couple living in the suburbs of Lausanne, Switzerland when he was one. At the age of 15, he started taking pictures of them, and kept doing it for 25 years, creating thousands of clichés. His work gathers staged situations and caught on the spot pictures that convey the humour and tenderness of the everyday life of this trio. In parallel, this work also mixes and documents in a quirky but positive way adoption and the intimacy of a Swiss middle class family at the end of the 20th century.
About the artist
Stéphane Winter was born in 1974 in South Korea. He qualified in photography in 1999, then worked as an independent for the press, advertising, or as a compagny photographer. He also worked on several personal projects with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) in many countries such as South Africa, Russia or Sri Lanka. The majority of his work is deeply linked to his personal or professional life and takes about 10 to 25 years to be completed.