Peter Indergand was born on 26 February 1957 in Crest, France. He is a Swiss citizen and currently lives in Frauenfeld, Switzerland.
He obtained his secondary school degree, followed by six semesters of art history and English studies at the University of Zurich. He then attended the American Film Institute AFI in Los Angeles, where he completed his degree in cinematography in 1982.
In 1984, Peter Indergand and Rolando Colla founded the film production company Peacock in Zurich. They produced mostly commercials and corporate films. In 1989, Indergand left Peacock to concentrate on his work as director of photography.
He continued his collaboration with Rolando Colla with the feature films Le Monde à L’envers, Oltre il Confine and L’autre Moitié. The films of director Christian Frei have played a significant role in Peter Indergand’s career. He shot Frei’s documentary film Ricardo, Miriam y Fidel, followed by War Photographer which gained great acclaim, including an Oscar® nomination. In addition to other awards, Peter Indergand has received an Emmy nomination for his work on War Photographer. Other films with Christian Frei have been The Giant Buddhas, Space Tourists, Sleepless in New York and Genesis 2.0.
Peter Indergand’s work includes collaboration with directors such as Markus Imboden, Miguel Alexandre, René Heisig, Marcel Gisler, Christoph Schaub, Dieter Gränicher and Markus Imhoof. The result of these collaborations are films such as the the feature films Grüsse aus Kaschmir, Gran Paradiso or Stöffitown, the documentaries Forbidden Voices, Journey to the Safest Place on Earth, Wild Women – Gentle Beasts, Electroboy.
He also photographed the highly acclaimed documentary Eldorado by Swiss director Markus Imhoof. For his work on this film Indergand received the Swiss Film Prize for best cinematography in 2019. Besides that he has received numerous awards for his work as a cinematographer, such as the Gold Panda Award, the award for Best Photography at the Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival or the Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival 2018.
Since 2011 Peter Indergand has been a regular lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Switzerland.