A former member of the Pontifical Swiss Guard, Hugues de Wurstemberger made a name for himself at the opening of the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne in 1985 with his series of photographs devoted to the guards of the Vatican. Since 1986, he has been a member of the Vu agency. In 1990, he was awarded the Niepce prize and then the “World Press”, following his work on Parisian fashion shows. In collaboration with the journalist Didier Schmutz, he made several reports in Morocco, Mauritania, the Philippines, Zambia…
His poetic and human vision brings us closer to these peoples too often approached from the easy angle of misery.
His work with Pauline and Pierre is much more intimate and has been the subject of a book.
Fixing the daily life in a delicate and modest way, the author has explored for eighteen years the territory of time and family memory through a work about his own children, Pauline and Peter. Hugues de Wurstemberger has endeavoured to reveal the little joys, the sweet moments, but also those where time hurts, subtracts, lets innocence escape. Although very personal, this in-depth work is very universal, like a life book, a timeless black and white tale, between contemplation and nostalgia.