Tobias Hitsch was born in Switzerland in 1975 and grew up in Vienna and Bern. In 1995 he spent a year in New York and subsequently travelled Europe in pursuit of becoming a self-taught photographer.
Since 1998, when Tobias documented the reclusive life of a milkmaid in the Austrian Alps during three summers, he continued to work on personal long-term projects in the Middle East, Bolivia, China, India, and the disputed territories of Kashmir and Tibet.