Tallinn, Tallinna linn, Estland
Fabian (born 1986) is a freelance photographer for national and international publications. His personal projects explore cultural changes in personal structures, the cinematic images he creates are acutely observed portraits within a broader assessment of their surrounding culture. Fabian's work has been honored by the CNN Journalist Award, the German Photo Book Price, the BFF Award, the Getty Images Emerging Talent Grant, the Pride Photo Award and the Austrian Lenses price, among others and his photographic essays have been published in numerous media such as GEO, TIME, Le Monde and The Sunday Times Magazine. Fabian lives in Estonia and is represented by the German agency LAIF.
2015 - ONE EYELAND photo award, 2015 - Joop Swart Masterclass, 2015 - Winner Research Grant Eastern Europe, 2014 - Austrian Press Prize ‘Objektiv‘, 2014 - PX3, 2014 - RPS International Print Competition, 2014 - IdeasTap Magnum Top 30 under 30, 2013 - German Photo Book Prize, 2013 - BFF Förderpreis, 2013 - European Publishers Award, 2013 - Deutsche Bank Award in Photography, 2013 - FotoVisura Student Grant, 2013 - PDN 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, 2013 - CNN Journalist Award, 2012 - Getty Emerging Talent Award, 2012 - Pride Photo Award, 2012 - Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Thailand, 2012 - LUCEO Student Project Award, 2012 - Ian Parry Scholarship
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In recent years, the German youth welfare service has been confronted with a growing number of young adults who cannot cope with their life due to their biographical background. A mix of different external factors often leads to attract attention of the youth office with one of the main factors being neglect and a lack of love and care.
The title Wolfskinder, German for feral children, reflects this and alludes to the practice to send troubled teenagers to remote areas to get them away from an urban background. Many are even being sent abroad where they don‘t even speak the language. Like feral children.
These days there is a lot of pressure and demand on adolescents during their rite of passage: the development of a social competence and an ethnic consciousness and a gender role for example. Combined with the current socio-economic struggles in Europe, young Germans are faced with many questions that are difficult to answer: Will I be able to get a job, buy a home, support a family? Who will provide for me if I lose my job or my health, and what about when I grow old? The financial collapse in Europe since 2008 has triggered a complex crisis in many European countries and has mostly affected and affects the younger generation. Skyrocketing debt, mass unemployment and a political turmoil is not only a theoretical outcome, but a pressing reality for millions of mostly young European citizens. Even though Germany is often portrayed as a rock in the European turmoil, the effects of the crisis are getting tangible as well and mixed feelings about the European Union are spreading quickly.