Born in 1970 in Switzerland, Benoît Peverelli began his career as a photojournalist for Swiss daily newspapers. In 1991 he co-founded the music magazine Vibrations and in 1993 he relocated to New York where he worked for publications including the New York Times, Life magazine and John F. Kennedy Jr.’s political magazine George. Peverelli has furthermore photographed musicians throughout the Americas and Africa, and shot record covers for labels including Blue Note and Verve. In 2002 he returned to Europe, settling in Paris where he took up fashion photography while continuing to make portraits and reportage. In 2014 Peverelli co-edited the Steidl book Balthus: The Last Studies, and in 2016 he directed the musical film Paysage Cantique / Le Cantique des Cantiques.