Assignment for United Nations in Afghanistan
In February, I had the honor of photographing several days on assignment for United Nations (UNHCR/UNV programme) in Northern Afghanistan. During this time, I visited and photographed different projects in Mazar-e-Sharif area as Returnee/Refugee sites, shelter projects, water-system monitoring, women projects, meetings about new school building projects, food distribution to internal displaced people, etc.
It was an unforgettable and unique experience to photograph for a client as United Nations in a country like Afghanistan. I want to give special thanks to Isaac & the Mazar-e-Sharif team for being a great host and explaining me all the projects in detail for my photography documentation.
Interview about my photography by Photocircle
Part of my photography is currently represented by Photocircle, an online platform for photographers from all over the world. With every purchase made, up to 50% of the price goes to a development project where the photo was taken. This way we can give back to the people and countries that make our photos unique.
Photocircle was so kind to do a very nice interview with me which can be read here. Thanks for this publication, Photocircle!
Travel photo website Khusela featuring my photography
Khusela is a travel photography website and every second week an inspirational travel photo story is published and emailed directly to its readers across the globe. Two of my photo essays got selected by Khusela and are currently being featured on their website, along with my photographer profile: 1. The Yangon Circle Line Train, Myanmar and 2. The salt workers of the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia.
My photography represented by Photocircle
A selection of my photography is currently represented, and on sale, by Photocircle. Photocircle is an online platform for fine art photography that gives the opportunity to give something in return to the captured people and landscapes. With each purchase on Photocircle you support a social project of your choice in the region where the picture was taken. There is a wide range of great photography from all over the world.
I am glad that some of my pictures already supported social projects in Myanmar.
My photography about the salt caravans in Ethiopia featured by “Zeit”
My photographic work about the salt workers of the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia was featured and mentioned by German “Zeit”. Since this was the “roughest” photo essay I have done so far, I am especially happy that it was worth the effort and pain in this indescribable heat.
Gastronomy photo reports for Delicooks
I have provided different gastronomy photo reports for the Spanish gastronomy website Delicooks: an obligatory site for all things food and creativity related. The team is made up of professionals from the restaurant world and the worlds of graphic design, photography and publishing. I was happy to provide gastronomy reports and photo essays from my trips to Myanmar, Ethiopia and Vietnam to the team. Njoy!!
My photography painted by Canadian artist Tara Arnold
I am proud that my Mandalay monk made it all the way to Canada.
My photo from Ethiopia selected by betterplace
I am happy to announce that my photo from Harar, Ethiopia, was chosen by betterplace in order to raise money for people with disabilities (luckily, the project got financed 100%).
My photography for “Menschen für Menschen”
The German NGO “Menschen für Menschen”, also know as the Karlheinz Böhm Stiftung, is currently using images from my last trip to Ethiopia (eg. the picture below which I took in Babile, Eastern Ethiopia). “Menschen für Menschen” has been working in Ethiopia since 1981 and invests in beautiful projects related to health, education, women, infrastructure, water and agriculture in Ethiopia.
Photo of the month National Geographic, Germany
With my “soap-bubble making monk” from Myanmar image I won the National Geographic “photo of the month” contest and the photo was published in the German National Geographic December magazine.
The photo was taken in a small temple in Bagan, central Myanmar.
Photo of the month in GEO magazine, Germany
With my “pink Ethiopian lady” image I won the “photo of the month” competition of GEO magazine and the photo will be published in the German GEO december issue.
This photo was taken in Harar, Eastern Ethiopia. The small town is known for its 368 alleyways squeezed into just 1 sq km, and the Harari (Adare) women dressed in colorful dresses and headscarves.
Cambodia photo calendar 2013
In collaboration with the German NGO “Bookbridge” and the publisher “Mildenberger Verlag”, we produced a photo calendar 2013 with images from my recent trip to beautiful Cambodia where I spent 4 weeks.
Boobridge is a social enterprise that strives for worldwide balanced access to education. In Mongolia and Cambodia, they set up learning centers and libraries to offer education to everyone. In Europe and the UK, they increase awareness for the value of education and foster entrepreneurial commitment.
My photo from Ethiopia on Gea Photowords, Spain
Geaphotowords is an organization of photographers, journalists, writers and film producers who all share the commitment to create a “window” to the outside world with their own point of view and critic eye.
My photo of the Hamer tribe during the famous bull-jump ceremony in the Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia, was selected for the “behind a photo” section where one photographer and photo are presented every week:
Mongolia photo essay in Asia life magazine, Vietnam
AsiaLIFE HCMC is a monthly English-language publication providing engaging, in-depth feature articles about contemporary Vietnam, as well as information and entertainment of Ho Chi Minh City and Southeast Asia. The combination of current advice and punchy articles has established AsiaLIFE HCMC as essential reading for residents and curious travelers.
I published a 4-page photo essay about Mongolia where I spent 4 weeks, showing the typical way of life in this vast and fascinating country.
Photos for German NGO “bezev”
The German NGO “bezev” engages itself in various fields in order to improve the life of people with disabilities, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Here you can see some of my photos from Ethiopia that “bezev” has been using for their website and communication documents: