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

 

Awards/ Nominations

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

 

Projections

2017 Fix Photo Festival – London, UK

2015 Moscow International Foto Awards Exhibition – Moscow, Russia

 

Exhibitions Online

2018 Photoplace Gallery: Capturing the Light

2017 Photoplace Gallery: Intimate Portraits

2017 F-Stop Magazine: Idenity and Community