Since 1998 I work as a freelance photographer with a focus on documentary, portrait, travel and corporate.
I realise assignments for clients – national and international magazines and newspapers, also non-government organizations, enterprises and advertising agencies – worldwide.
In addition to commissioned works, I am still working on personal projects. For my reportages I am following the requirements of a socially engaged photojournalism. Mostly these stories are about being human.
In 2003 I took an entire year off to study photo journalism at London College of Communication. Since 2006 I am represented by photo agency laif and became a contributing photographer to Redux Pictures in 2012. From 2009 on I regularly work for The New York Times. I joined the course ‘Protection and behavior in crisis centers’ for journalists of the German Federal Ministry of Defense in 2012. Furthermore I regularly lead different photo workshops and have been a jury member of various photo awards in Germany and the USA.
For assignments and independent projects I had already travelled to Palestine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Senegal, Tanzania, Cuba, Canada and across Europe.
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BEHIND THE SILENCE
Peterhof (Russia) is well-known for its Grand Peterhof Palace. But only few know about the gray concrete block behind the „Russian Versailles“. It is the Psycho-Neurological Internat No.3 (PNI) – a public home for more than thousand people with psycho-neurological problems and mental illness, but also for homeless, alcoholics, older women and men. Many of the residents are lying in beds day in, day out and have been supplied only with the most basic needs. A undignified life – reduced to vegetating until death. A small Russian non-government organization is trying to improve the situation of disabled though voluntary services.