Bettina Clahsen (b. 1941) studied photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. She has been based in Zürich since 1960.
Peter Gaechter (b. 1939) trained in gravure printing at Conzett+Huber, completed his preparatory course at Zürich’s Kunstgewerbeschule and studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts. In 1984 they founded the GAECHTER+CLAHSEN photographic studio in Zürich together.