Born 1981 in Hamburg - Since 2010 working as a freelance photographer

  • 2014 freelance photographer based in Hamburg, Germany
  • 2014 represented by laif Agency for photos & reportage
  • 2013 Photojournalism II, Danish School of Media and Journalism, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2012 Member of freelens e.V.
  • 2011-2015 Photojournalism at Hochschule Hannover, BA, Prof. Karen Fromm / Michael Hauri
  • 2010 photoassistant for Esther Haase
  • 2003-2007 Communicationdesign with focus on photography, Diploma, Prof. Vincent Kohlbecher, HAW Hamburg

Grants and Prizes:

  • 2019 Fleiß und Mut Grant, for a journalistic project together with journalist Barbara Bachmann
  • 2019 Nomination „Beste Fotoserie“ Vonovia Award für Fotografie
  • 2018 Goethe Institut Rome, Group Exhibition and photography project grant from Goethe Institut and Open City Roma, Italy
  • 2018 Lorenzo Natali Prize for "Bloodsisters" a multimedia story for Der Spiegel
  • 2018 Kausa Medienpreis for the Projekt „New Arrivals“ published on Spiegel Online
  • 2018 Der Spiegel, Group Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany
  • 2018 "Reporters in the field" n-ost Grant for a journalistic project in Greece
  • 2018 Hansel-Mieth-Preis digital for „The Black Snake" / Der Spiegel
  • 2017 SZ-Magazin Grant for a journalistic project
  • 2017 Hansel-Mieth-Preis digital for „Silence is death / Der Spiegel
  • 2017 Fleiß und Mut Grant, for a journalistic project
  • 2016 VG-Bildkunst Grant, photoproject in the USA
  • 2015 Zenith Fotopreis „Islam in Germany“, 3rd place
  • 2012 Artist in Residence, Photography Grant, CMCA, Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands


i.a.: Der Spiegel, Spiegel Wissen, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung, SZ-Magazin, Greenpeace Magazin, Greenpeace e.V. Stern, Newsweek, La Repubblica, zenith, taz