Françoise and Daniel Cartier started to join their creative practice in 1995 and since 1998, exhibit as f&d cartier. By 1995, they had already established individual careers; Françoise as a sculptor/painter and Daniel as a black-and-white photographer.
Exemplifying their minimalist tendencies, the duo question everyday life, intimacy, as well as fashion stereotypes, the position of the artist and of the image in today’s society in a poetic and ironical way. They mainly opt for “camera-less” combined with “found-objects” photography.
In 1998, f&d cartier were awarded Geneva’s Michel Jordi Photographic Award. They spent six months as artists-in-residence in London in 1999, supported by the Landis & Gyr Foundation. In 2002, their series someday,… won the Acquisition Prize from the Swiss Foundation of Photography in Zurich and in 2004 the NEA National Endowment of the Arts Creativity Grant (USA).
f&d cartier’s work is held in numerous private and public collections in Europe, the United States and South America, including the Musée de l’Elysée Lausanne Switzerland, the Swiss Foundation of Photography in Winterthur, the Museet for Fotokunst Odense Denmark, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Kunstsammlung F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG in Basel Switzerland, Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM) Brasil.