DPA Deutsche Presse-Agentur
2013-2015 education as photojournalist at dpa (german press agency).
Since 2015 freelance photographer.
2015 - dpa Bild des Jahres 1. Platz Reportage, 2013 - dpa Bild des Jahres 2. Platz Politik
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A half million per day
In the year 2050 two of three people will live in citys. The urbanisation is rising rapidly. Megacitys sprout from the ground, the most of them in India. This will bring big challenges for the infrastructural development.
In his story „A half million per day“ the german photojournalist, Ole Spata, exhibits the life around the most frequented bridge in the world. Every day a half million people cross the Howrah Bridge in Calcutta to reach the other side of the holy river Ganges. The bridge is the main connection between the mega city Calcutta with a population of 15 million people and Howrah, a city of one million people. The life around the bridge seems like a snapshot of India and a symbol of population growth in citys.