Matthias Taugwalder works as professional photographer in Zurich/Switzerland. He is a direct descendant of the mountaineers Peter Taugwalder and Son, who experienced the drama of the first ascent of the Matterhorn with Edward Whymper on 14th July 1865. Studies in «Business Informatics» at the University of Zurich and «Editorial photography» at MAZ – The Swiss Journalist School, Lucerne.