I am a documentary photographer based in Berlin, Germany, working mostly on self-assigned, independent long-term projects.
In early 2015 I graduated from Humboldt University of Berlin, where I studied Southeast Asia studies and Philosophy, turning towards photography after that.
My work has been published in ZEKE Magazine, The Diplomat, Asia Times, The News Lens and Dodho Magazine among others and has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in the USA, Australia, Greece, India, Ireland and the UK.
Since fall of 2016 I am focussing on a personal long-term project about the ethnic minority societies in the highlands of the Southeast Asian Massif region (Zomia), extending across parts of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, China, and India entitled „Mountainland“.
I am available for assignments worldwide and fluent in German, English and Vietnamese.
My work is represented worldwide by Reduxpictures (NYC, USA).
Publications – Magazines / Newspapers / Books
ZEKE Magazine / The Diplomat / Asia Times / The News Lens / Exit / Private Magazine / Silvershotz / Dodho Magazine / P3 /Positive Magazine / Photogrvphy / Blur Magazine / UnFrame / F-Stop Magazine / Float / Grain Digital / Edge of Humanity / Kontinente / CTXT / Heinrich Böll Foundation / Loosen Art
2017 Black & White Spider Awards: Nomination, People
2017 Monovisions Photography Awards: Honorable Mention, Portrait-Single
2017 Moscow International Foto Awards: Honorable Mention, Editorial-General News
2017 Moscow International Foto Awards: Honorable Mention, Editorial-Photo Essay
2017 Fix Photo Festival Award: Selection
2017 Head On Portrait Prize: Finalist
2017 Days Japan International Photojournalism Award: Finalist
2016 International Photographer of the Year: Honorable Mention, Photojournalism / Story
2016 Monochrome Awards: Honorable Mention, People
2016 Tokyo International Foto Awards: Honorable Mention, Editorial-Photo Essay
2016 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: Honorable Mention, Portraiture/Culture
2016 International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention, Family of Man, Old Age
2016 International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention, Photo Essay and Feature Story
2016 Open Hands Initiative – Lens On Social Justice: Finalist
2015 International Photographer of the Year: Honorable Mention, Story and Portrait
2015 International Photographer of the Year: Honorable Mention, Photojournalism
2015 Moscow International Foto Awards: First Place, Portfolio-Personal
2015 Travel Photographer of the Year: Finalist
Exhibitions – Group
2018 Portrait: Image and Identity – Black Box Gallery – Portland, Oregon, USA
2018 Black & White – Specto Art Space – Bridgewater, Virginia, USA
2018 Street Photography – Blank Wall Gallery – Athens, Greece
2017 Series Mountainland: Vietnamese Photographs at Antiparos International Photo Festival – Antiparos, Greece
2017 Head On Portrait Prize – Indian Photography Festival – Hyderabad, India
2017 Head On Portrait Prize – Head On Photo Festival – Sydney, Australia
2017 The Recount of Conflict – Photo Ireland Festival – Dublin, Ireland
2016 Driving Forces – Pondy Art – Pondicherry, India
2016 Inequality and Diversity in Contemporary India – Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research – Pune, India
2016 Inequality and Diversity in Contemporary India – Centre for Modern Indian Studies: University of Göttingen- Göttingen, Germany
2015 Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia – Humboldt University of Berlin – Berlin, Germany
2017 Fix Photo Festival – London, UK
2015 Moscow International Foto Awards Exhibition – Moscow, Russia
2018 Photoplace Gallery: Capturing the Light
2017 Photoplace Gallery: Intimate Portraits
2017 F-Stop Magazine: Idenity and Community