Esther Pfister-Sutter



After living in Singapore for one year as an INSEAD MBA student, I realized how little I knew about 'living in Singapore'. For example, I have never been to one of the government-subsidized housing blocks (HDB), even though 84% of Singaporeans live in such apartments.

So, I decided to find out how different people live in Singapore – by documenting their daily lives in photographs and texts. To put things into perspective, I complemented the personal portraits with background information on Singapore's society and economy.

I hold an MBA from INSEAD (Singapore) and a Master in Mathematics from the University of Bern. I work as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in Zurich, Switzerland. I am 31 years old, a Swiss national and a passionate photographer. All photos were taken with a Nikon D90 camera.

Books by Esther Pfister-Sutter