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It’s becoming a difficult thing to be optimistic these days. War. Terror. Economic crises. Refugees all over Europe. Our world seems to go down the drain, and the lot of us is sitting in the front row, scared and insecure. And as always in history, there’s a significant correlation between fear and aggression. Between insecurity and unreflected anger.
More often than not people find themselves pointing a finger towards the „obvious“ roots of all problems: The other religion. The other ethnic group. The other economic model. The other way of life. I strongly believe that our world needs more positive impulses. I therefore want to inspire empathy and respect by focussing my photography on human resilience and traces of hope beyond conflict...

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TRANSPARAID

BEWUSST GEBEN. KONKRET HELFEN.

Es ist gar nicht so einfach als Optimist in diesen Tagen.
Krieg im nahen und mittleren Osten, Flüchtlinge überall in Europa, Terror im eigenen Land.
In der Unübersichtlichkeit dieser Situation gehen viele Menschen den zuweilen platten Stereotypen auf den Leim, und teilweise sind sie relativ schnell dabei, unreflektiert zu posten, zu liken und zu teilen. Meistens, und leider, im negativen Sinne. Andere wiederum wollen helfen, irgendwas tun… nur was? Und wie?
Die Lage in den Krisenländern dieser Welt ist genauso unübersichtlich wie die Organisationen, die vor Ort helfen.
Und nicht alle dieser Organisationen sind effektiv oder haben nur Gutes im Sinn - Korruption, Veruntreuung von Spendengeldern oder schlicht Verschwendung von Hilfsmitteln ist keine Seltenheit.
TRANSPARAID ist eine unpolitische Idee, mein primäres Interesse gilt den Menschen in Konfliktgebieten und interessierten Menschen zu Hause in Deutschland. Auf TRANSPARAID stelle ich ein paar der Hilfsorganisationen vor, die ich oder meine Freunde aus Einsätzen vor Ort persönlich kennen.
Und bei denen jede Spende dort ankommt, wo sie am meisten gebraucht wird:
Bei Kriegsopfern, Flüchtlingen und Vertriebenen.

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SEARCH AND RESCUE

In the summer of 2019 I had the great opportunity to join two German SAR teams in the Baltic Sea.

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DEMINING

GICHD works towards keeping communities safe from the risks stemming from explosive ordnance, and they support partners around the world to save lives and restore livelihoods.

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BRING BACK HOPE

In conflict areas I learned about the correlation between the role of women and girls in a society - and its peacefulness.

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FLYING WITH THE DOCS

End of 2017 I had the exceptional opportunity to join German Bundeswehr's MedEvacs in Gao, Mali.

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THE HORRORS
OF WAR

July 2017, Mosul. After several days of declaring the liberation of Mosul there were still nests of Daesh in Old Town.

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MY FIRST TIME

IIt was some rainy night in winter 2010 when I was sitting in front of my computer. Hesitating. It should be the beginning of a long journey.

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THE SOULS
OF MOSUL

As the liberation of Mosul keeps being announced I met those humans who had already lost close to everything.

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PESHMERGA

Peshmerga means literally „those who face death“. They are the official military of the Autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan.

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SISTERS
IN ARMS

After several weeks of researching, talking and begging I was allowed to visit some female KRG Peshmerga in late 2016.

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UNSUNG HEROES

So called „fixers“ are people in conflict areas who organize things for foreigners, mostly journalists.

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TRACES OF HOPE

I believe in the good, the considerate, the reflected perspective and what it can do. Or what it can prevent from happening. I believe that our world needs more positive impulses and traces of hope.

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FEATURES

Recent photos and stories from the ground.

5 Minutes of Mali

Join me on my last trip to Mali:
An incredible country with a beautiful people

Liberation of Mosul

Join me on my embed with Iraqi Special Forces during the last days of the Battle for Mosul.


I love photography. And I have a great interest in geo politics.
At some point I realized that I could combine both and support people in conflict zones.
Supporting and helping others in need is probably the most rewarding experience I ever had. Want to know more?

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