Flurina Rothenberger 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. 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 that is 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.
This residency was supported in part by Photoforum Pasquart in Biel, Switzerland.