Disparition | Sabine Weiss

It is with great sadness that we were informed of the death of Sabine Weiss, who passed away at the age of 97.

Introduced to photography at a very young age, Sabine Weiss learned the profession in Geneva at the Studio Boissonnas. With her degree in hand, she opened her own studio in 1945 and left for Paris in 1946. She carried out numerous commissioned works, navigating between fashion, reportage and advertising. She was thus able to pursue more personal research, illustrating the human condition and linking her work to the current of humanist photography.

Her images have been shown in numerous exhibitions around the world, and are present in the most important museum collections (MoMa and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto...).

We will miss her optimism, her inquisitive spirit and her mischievousness. Our thoughts are with her daughter Marion, her grandchildren Christophe, Sarah and Elianah and with Laure Augustins, her assistant and accomplice. 

29 December 2021