Born in Switzerland in 1983, Anne Golaz graduated in 2013 from the Photography Master Program of Aalto University of Art and Design in Helsinki. She wrote her master thesis On Photobooks and Narratives.
Previously she studied at the Photography School in Vevey and spent 6 months in NYC at the School of Visual Arts.
Anne Golaz’s first work in the field of rural publishing, Chasses (Hunting Games) was published in 2010 and was among the selected works for the Aperture Portfolio Prize in New York. Golaz was part of the young photographers selected for publication and the exhibition ReGeneration2.
Her Finnish series Metsästä (From The Woods) was exhibited for the first time in the Pictures Festival in Vevey Switzerland published by Kehrer Verlag. It was selected as one of the best photobooks of 2012 by the Paris Aperture Photo First Book Award.
Golaz has exhibited widely including at Vienna Photo Month, Austria; , Rencontres d’Arles, Discovery Award; OCAT Shanghai; Fotogra a Europea, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Museee de L’Elysee, Switzerland and Taik Persons Gallery, Berlin.
Golaz is a member of the Finnish collective artists Maanantai, and contributed to their common projects Nine Nameless Mountains and Between the Flashes of the Lighthouse.
She teaches photography, narrative and photobook conceptualization and together with Myriam Ziehli Golaz created Aaluägä books, a collection of photobooks based in Lausanne.
Golaz’s most recent book Raven was made over a twelve-year period and has been published by Mack.