Martin's work as a correspondent from Iraq and Afghanistan focused very much on the conflicts in those regions.
Martin Specht , born 1964 , began his career as a journalist in 1989, covering the collapse of the Communist Bloc from East Germany to Romania. In 1991, first trip to Iraq. From 1991 to 2004, numerous journeys to the Balkans and Africa to report on the civil wars and other related stories on both continents. Reportages from the Congo, Rwanda, Liberia, Sudan etc..
In 2005 he documented the famine in Niger and the Pakistan earthquake for the United Nations WFP.
In 2008 nomination for the Prix Bayeux for War Corrospondents. His work about Iraq was shown at the Visa Pour l'Image Festival in Perpignan,France.
In 2009 nomination for the "Henri-Nannen-Award" for a reportage about the global financial crisis.
2010 Participation in the project “Warzone“ , book and exhibition by Noorderlicht.
2011 shortlist “Henri-Nannen-Award” for a reportage from Baghdad, Iraq. Reciving of a “VG-Bildkunst” project grant for a long term project on Iraq.
In 2014 Martin Specht has been the recipient of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Sergeant Major Dan Daly Award.