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Biography

Born 1985 in a small village in Canton Valais, Switzerland, surrounded by mountains, Sebastian Magnani discovered photography whilst training as a media designer in 2006. After 5 years as a creative in an advertising agency, he decided 2011 to turn his passion into a profession. Since then he has been making a living as a photographer, based in Zurich Switzerland. He currently works on various subjects and several free projects, like the “Underdogs” and “Undercats”, where got a lot of media attention and been published on many newspapers, magazines, websites and tv-shows around the globe.

Awards

Lürzer’s Archive, 200 Best AD Photographers, 2019
Go See, Stills, Gold & Public Winner, 2015
One Eye Land, Fineart/Abstract, Gold, 2015
Red Dot Award, Communication, 2014
One Eye Land, Photographer of the Year, 2012

Exhibitions

Daily Batman, Zurich, Coworking Tessinerplatz, 2019
Underdogs, Shanghai, Reel Luxury, 2018
Reflections, Zurich, Noow @ Kate Vass Gallery, 2018
Reflections, Russia, Space Place, 2018
G(o)odness, Zurich, Mythenschloss, 2018
Colanimals, Zurich, Up & Coming, Offline, 2017
Trash Heroes, Zurich, Freitag Flag Ship Store, 2015
Undercats, Romania, Photo Festival Cluj, 2014
Underdogs, Los Angeles, World Wide Art, 2014
Portraits, Zurich, Photo13, 2013
Underdogs, Romania, Photo Festival Cluj, 2013
Underdogs, Paris, Salon de la Photo, Hahnemühle, 2013
Underdogs, Neuchâtel, Nature Historical Museum, 2013

Clients (Selected)

BBC Music Magazine, Bilanz Magazine, Bold Advertising, Converse Skateboarding, Freitag, Handelszeitung, IWC Schaffhausen, Jung von Matt Limmat, Kein & Aber Verlag, Levis Skateboarding, Menaiset Magazine, Rivella, Schweizer Illustrierte, Schweiz Tourismus, Schweizerische Post, Sonntags Zeitung, SRF, Tagesanzeiger, The Hedge Fund Journal, Trisa, Universal Music, Volvo Art Session, Weltwoche, Werd Verlag, Zeit Online, Zurich Film Festival

Publications (Selected)

ABC News, Aplus by Ashton Cutcher, BBC World News, Bild Online, Buzzfeed, Conrad Electronics, Daily Mail, Deutsche Telekom, El Tiempo, Elle Brasil, Focus Magazine, Geo Magazine, Good Morning America, Hahnemühle, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Monopol Magazine, MSN, My Modern Met, NZZ am Sonntag, Practical Photoshop Magazine, Stern Online, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Guardian, The Telegraph, This is Colossal, Tic Time, Vanity Fair Italy, Vice Magazine, Yahoo