Ralph Steinegger

Swiss photographer Ralph Steinegger has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, New York, Istanbul, Singapore and now Shanghai. He uses analogue cameras to document mostly cities and show their contradictions, hidden sides and poetry. In 2018 his book “The city with many names” was published by Urbanautica Institute and in 2022 he was shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society's, International Photography Exhibition.


A harsh and austere physical environment, Ladakh is a land enlivened by the warmth and hospitality of its people. From crystal mountain lakes to formidable mountain ranges, nature has an inevitable influence on the inhabitants’ relationship with it. In this photoessay, photographer Ralph Steinegger recounts his journey to one of… Read more »