Jules Spinatsch; born 1964 and grown up in Davos, Switzerland; He lives in Zurich and Vienna. After incompleted studies in electronics and sociology, he joined the documentary photography class at the ICP international Center of Photography in NY.
In 1995 he started as an independent photojournalist before moving into the arts around 1999. From 2004 - 08 he was permanent lecturer at HEAD, University of art and design, Geneva.
He is best known for his “Surveillance Panorama Projects", using computer controllled cameras:
Temporary Discomfort Chapter IV, Heisenbergs' Offside, Fabre n'est pas venu, Vienna MMIX, Competing Agendas.
For the long term project “Snow Management Complex” a study on alpine winter-tourism, he received the BMW Prize Paris Photo 2004.
His works have been shown and collected at: MoMA New York; SF MoMA, San Francisco; Kunsthaus Zurich; Kunsthaus Zug, Kunstmuseum Chur. Further they have been shown at Haus der Kunst, Munich; the Tate Modern, London; Centre de la Photographie Geneva, Palais de Beaux Arts, Bruxelles. Palazzo Strozzi, Florence among others. He published 11 monographs to date, for “Temporary Discomfort” he won the Prix de Livre in Arles for the best photobook worldwide in 2005.