I took the first steps towards my career as a photographer when starting my studies at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences (Visual Communication), where I graduated in 1996 about the post war areas on the Balkans. The same year I started my own business. Since 2002 I have been living in Osnabrück/Lower Saxony together with my family. From here I work - aside from my trips through Africa - for magazines and companies in the field of portrait, reporting, travel and industrial photography nationally and internationally.
My special bond with Africa started in 2005 with a two month trip through the Tanzanian Province Kagera and the townships around Durban (South Africa) where I portrayed and interviewed more than 50 families who have lost numerous relatives through the HIV pandemic. From this work resulted an intensive cooperation with different operating NGOs and a deep attachment with this continent.
My work has been recognized and honored at Unicef - Photo of the year, the Mediaprize of German Kindernothilfe and was judged on the shortlist of the Henri Nannen Prize. Since 1999 I’m represented by agency laif / Cologne.
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2010 - Henri Nannen Prize, 2010 - Mediaprize at German Kindernothilfe, 2010 - UNICEF Photo of the year, 2006 - German VG-Bildkunst, 2000 - Photobiennale Bad Tölz, 1996 - DAAD / German Academic Exchange