Simon Tanner (*1983, Berne) lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. After his studies of history and politics at the University of Berne he completed a degree course in editorial photography at the Swiss School of Journalism MAZ in Lucerne. Besides the work as a staff photographer for the Swiss daily newspaper NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) he pursues his own projects. Since 2017 Lecturer at F+F School for Art and Media Design and President of vfg Association for creative photographers in Zurich.


– 2018, Prize winner in the category ‘Sports’, Swiss Press Photo 18, Zurich
– 2017, European Newspaper Award, Winner in the category ‘Photographic Series’, Vienna
– 2012, Prize winner in the category ‘Editorial Photography’, Swiss Photo Award, Zurich
– 2012, Prize winner in the category ‘Art and Culture’, Swiss Press Photo 12, Zurich
– 2010, Prize winner at the vfg Swiss Young Talent Award of Photography, Zurich


– 2018, Swiss Press Photo 18, Swiss National Museum, Zurich
– 2017, Swiss Photo Award, Photobastei, Zurich
– 2015, Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno
– 2013, Group exhibition Jungkunst, Winterthur
– 2012, Swiss Press Photo 12, Swiss National Museum, Zurich


– Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Die Zeit, Das Magazin, Globe, ELSE