Nicolas Faure (b. 1949) apprenticed as a goldsmith in Geneva from 1968–1971 before traveling for several years to the Middle and Far East where he took his first photographs. Between 1975 and 1980 he lived in New York as a goldsmith and photographer. Faure was a teacher of photography at the University of Geneva, 1981–1983, and since 2001 at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art Lausanne ECAL. His work includes extensive pho-to series on Swiss highways 1994–1998, a collaborati-on with Time Life Books, and he publishes in magazines such as GEO, Actuel, and L’lllustré. Faure’s fields of work include street photography, development of the Alpine landscape, design of public space, transportation infrastructure. He received federal grants in 1980, 1986, 1988; and the Kodak Prize in 1992.