Matthieu Lavanchy was born in 1986 in Switzerland where he currently lives and works. In 2008-2009 he was an artist-in-residency at the School of Visual Arts through the Photo Global program for international participants. Before that he studied photography at University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL), and graduated with a bachelors degree. Most recently, Matthieu was awarded 1st prize in the Hyères festival 2010. Some of his clients include Wallpaper, PIN-UP magazine, Sang Bleu magazine and Novembre magazine.