After his Bachelor's degree in Politics, Media and Sociology, Finger received his Master in Political Communication at the University Heinrich Heine in Düsseldorf. For this degree he completed a Master's Thesis about the effect of photography. During his studies he worked as a freelance photographer and writer for several newspapers and the news agency epd as well. In 2011 he began studying Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Hannover. During his studies he completed an internship at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Finger is working on long-term projects around the world, focusing on socially significant topics. He was already nominated for the CNN Journalist of the Year award and the Mediaprice of the "Kindernothilfe" with a story about people who live on a Philippines' dumpsite. He won the prize "Unicef Photo of the Year" in 2014 and "Schömberger Fotoherbst" in 2015
2015 - Winner Schömberger Fotoherbst, 2014 - Unicef Photo of the Year, 2013 - Nominated CNN Journalist of the Year, 2013 - Nominated Mediaprice "Kindernothilfe", 2014 - Shortlist Alfred Fried Award, 2015 - Shortlist Kolga Award, 2013 - Winner "Kreatives Wertpapier"
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