I am half French, half German, was born in 1975 and am based as a freelance photographer in Munich, Germany represented by Echo Photojournalism. During my photography studies in Paris, I interned at Magnum Photos and worked for the photojournalists David Turnley and Reza. At that time I started to focus on photojournalism and attended the Missouri and Eddie Adams workshop. My work is predominantly based on documenting daily life situations of people and communities challenged by their social, cultural and religious environment. So far I concentrated mainly on topics in Latin America, Africa and India and in the recent years have been focusing on religion and women issues such as Buddhist nuns, sacred prostitutes in India, women in Cuba, female prisoners in Colombia, witches in Africa and most recently on women who have survived fire and acid attacks.
My recent work “Witches in Exile“ has been exhibited throughout 2013 at the Gallery Pinter & Milch in Berlin, at the International Festival of Photography Belo Horizonte in Brazil, the Zoom Photo Festival in Canada and the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia and published in GEO International, Photo International and Brigitte Magazine. For my long-term project “IN/VISIBLE“, on women who have survived fire and acid attacks, I received in 2012 a grant by the German foundation VG Bild-Kunst/Stiftung Kulturwerk, for the realization of the project. The accomplished project “IN/VISIBLE“ was exhibited at the Museum Fünf Kontinente from 5th of June 2014 to 11th of January 2015 and published as a book by Edition Lammerhuber. One portrait of IN/VISIBLE got recently selected for the Taylor Wessing Photographical Portrait Prize 2014 and was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in a group show.IN/VISIBLE is currently exhibited from May 8th until September 22nd at the Museum Natur und Mensch in Freiburg. It recently won the 5th Prix Sophot and is exhibited at the Galerie Fait & Cause from May 19th - July 18th 2015.