Overview participating exhibitions

Der Aa-kerk

Der Aa-kerk

Stéphanie Borcard & Nicolas Métraux


Why is a barn owl red and a snowy owl white? And why do owlets negotiate on the next prey brought by their parents instead of fighting about it? These are just a few questions that concern evolutionary biology. With EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, Stéphanie Borcard and Nicolas Métraux portray the work of Alexandre Roulin, one of Switzerland’s top scientists whose research is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). It is one of six series of a long-running commission that the SNSF provides to photographers, in order to inform a wide audience about science using an emotional and artistic approach.


Stéphanie Borcard (Switzerland, 1978) and Nicolas Métraux (Switzerland, 1978) collaborate on commercial commissions and independent projects. Their work was awarded first place in the Swiss Press Photo 2015 and has been shown in numerous exhibitions in Europe and Asia. Borcard and Métraux’s work has been featured in Der Spiegel, The Washington Post, Die Zeit and the South China Morning Post. Their project Grey Skies Black Birds came out in book form in 2015.