Born in Hamburg, Germany

1982-1988 Photography / Film-Design studies at University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld. Focus on photojournalism and social documentary photography under Prof. Gottfried Jäger, Prof. Jürgen Heinemann and Prof. Jörg Boström.

Since 1989 Freelance photographer in Germany, Chile, India, Turkey, United States and Spain

1993-94 Santiago de Chile
Photography and participation – developing an instrument for project planning with illiterates for the German Development Service

1995-99 New Delhi, India
1995-1997 Documentation of dialogic communication methods in participatory research for the University of Hohenheim at International Agricultural Research Centre ICRISAT in Rajasthan

1999-2005 Erfurt, Germany
Working for various architectural firms and to the issue of migration / home, Heimat
2003 Artist in Residence, University of Erfurt

2005-2009 in Istanbul, Turkey
Art and exhibition documentation, urban development and architecture

2010-2015 in Berlin, Germany

2015-2020 in New York

Since 2020 Berlin/Madrid

The credo in development cooperation: Helping people to help themselves

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Teaching:
1989-1993 Lecturer of Photography at Werkkunstschule Lübeck
1997 Workshop at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai
2000-2005 Lecturer of Photography at University of Erfurt and at University of Applied Sciences Erfurt
2013-2014 Lecturer of Photography at BAU – Bahçeşehir University, Berlin
2013-2015 Lecturer of Photography at BTK – University of Art and Design, Berlin


Worked for | Published in:
Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg
Kasseler Kunstverein
Thüringer Architektenkammer, Erfurt
Khoj International Artist Association, New Delhi
Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst DED
HessNatur
Iaspis, Stockholm
Maçka Kunst Galerie, Istanbul
Körber Stiftung, Hamburg
Springboard to Learning
DMA Deckert Mester Architekten
Architekturbüro Brandt
Thomas Rabe Architekten
Knabe & Knabe Architekten
FSZ Architekten
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taz
Die Welt
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Hamburger Abendblatt
Hamburger Rundschau
Conde Nast Traveller
Handelsblatt
Sonntag Aktuell
Mannheimer Morgen
Badische Zeitung
Jungle World
Rheinischer Merkur
Thüringer Allgemeine
Thüringer Landeszeitung
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
Verdi Publik
DB Mobil
Quick
Kirche Leben
blond
Saison / eon
The Hindustan Times
Sunday, New Delhi
First City, New Delhi
Indian Express
India Abroad, New York
Art India
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