Iren Stehli was born in 1953 in Zurich 

1959–1972  Schools and studies in Zurich, Switzerland
1972–1974  Language studies at the Charles University Prague
1972–1979  Studies at the Department of Photography, Cinema and TV Faculty, Academy of Arts – FAMU, Czechoslovakia
1978/79/80  Swiss Federal Scholarships
1979–1983  Postgraduate studies at FAMU
1980  Scholarship of the City of Zurich
1983–1993  Freelance photographer in Zurich
1993–2001  Director Swiss Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia Prague
Since 2001  Personal photo projects
Freelance photographer in Zurich and Prague