Portrait Lea Randorf . On assignment

August 2016 . Berlin

On assignment for the newspaper TAZ: Portrait of Lea Randorf, 23 years old, taking a gap year to work as a volunteer in environmental projects at the Britz Gardens in Berlin

Exhibition . Künstlersymposium

June 2016, Schönwalde

I was happy to be invited by Ingo Kuzia to be part of the 10. Havelländisches Künstlersymposium between 20th of Mai and 12th of June. 4 other photographers (Stefan Boness, Lene Münch, Karen Stuke, Peter Westphal) and I had 3 weeks to work on the topic "flüchtig" (ephemeral, fugacious...).

For 15 years I am living in Berlin: Berlin has become my city, its television tower my favorite symbol. When I return to Berlin, by car, by plane, and I see the TV tower, I know I'm home.

THE Tower in German, masculine, is LA tour in French, feminine. I ignore the phallic symbolism of the television tower and see instead a very beautiful woman with ample bosom... whom I greet with a loud « Bonjour Madame! » each time I see her in the city.

This small photofilm, quite different from my usual photojournalistic work, is my answer to the topic « flüchtig » (ephemeral, fugacious): a small, personal story - en passant precisely.

"Bonjour Madame", photofilm, 1 minute
10. Haveländisches Künstler-Symposium

On the road . Prinzenbad

June 2016 . Berlin

A summer swimming pool in Berlin... at one's own risk!

On a music by John Williams from the movie picture JAWS by Setven Spielberg (1975)

Please enjoy!

Exhibition . SAYEDA, Egyptian Women

April 2016 . Amman, Jordan

I am very happy to be invited at the 5th edition of the Image Festival Amman 2016, organized by Linda Al Khoury, Director of the House of Photography Darat Al Tasweer, to exhibit my new work SAYEDA on Egyptian Women at the Institut Français de Jordanie and give a workshop to young Jordan photographers. With the support of Goethe-Institut Jordan, EUNIC Jordan, and Institut Français de Jordanie.

SAYEDA is a photographic work about women in Egypt. I travelled to Egypt on various occasions to do portraits and interviews with women from different walks of life. Many people in Egypt fight against violations of human, and in particular, women´s rights. In my work, I approache Egyptian women from different social environments whose position in society depends on religion, education, age and socio-economic situation. My work explores the issue of what it means to be a woman in Egypt today. In 2014, I received a grant from the German foundation “VG Bild-Kunst” for this project. 2015 I was also award the “Grenzgänger” scholarship from the Literarisches Colloqium Berlin and the Robert Bosch Foundation, and my work was supported by the Goethe-Institut in Cairo.

Exhibition opening
6th April 2016, 18:00
Institut Français de Jordanie, Jebel Al-Webdeh, Paris Square, Amman 11191, Jordan

Exhibition . GARTEN . The Old Apple Tree, How to cultivate time

September 2015 . Paris

After the success of our exhibition in festival OFF in Arles at the FOTOHAUS PARISBERLIN, the exhibition GARTEN goes to Paris!

The exhibition is organised by ParisBerlin>fotogroup in coproduction with the Goethe Institut Paris about the topic: Garten(T)räume (Dreams/Places of Garden). Catalogue designed by Andreas B. Krueger.

The 10 photographers of the collectif - Holger Biermann, Manuela Böhme, Chiara Dazi, Vanessa Delflache, Andreas B. Krueger, Marie Lukasiewicz, Albin Millot, Sebastian Rosenberg, Sandra Schmalz and I - present different work on the subject, all produced 2015.

My work: "The old Apple Tree, How to cultivate time", photofilm
(8 minutes, in french with english subtitles).

«A plant has its own life. In a garden we simply follow the time without noticing it». Olga Nasaroff, born in France from Russian parents, shaping since fifteen years in the manner of a landscape architect a beautiful garden. By photographing and interviewing her, I wondering: is her garden purely an artistic creation? Is it not a kind of therapy that gives her serenity? Or is it like an heritage of the roots her parents - my grand-parents - took on French soil?

I will be there and would be very happy to welcome you!

Opening 10th September 2015
17, avenue d'Iéna
75016 Paris

Exhibition 10.09-29.10.2015

Sharmila . On assignment . Photofilm

June 2015 . Berlin

I was happy to be assigned by the magazine on the topic "freedom of press" to make in 3 days in a photofilm the portrait of Sharmila, an afghan woman who escaped from Afghanistan two years ago because her job as journalist became to dangerous for her family and herself. She found asyulum in Germany with her son

You can read in german the article by Lukas Wohner on: [](

Here the photofilm (5 minutes) in German with english subtitles:

Lost Identity . On assignment

April 2015 . Toulon

I was happy to be assigned by DIE ZEIT to fly to Toulon, France, to make pictures (photos and video) of the city for the article of Annika Joeres about the stolen identity of a young french man. Chalid was accused of acts he'd never committed, but someone else made in his name. Chalid had a long way with french administration to recover his usurped identity

The video i've made:

The article "We hat mein ICH geklaut?" (Who stole my I?), published in april 2015 in the Print edition and the Ipad-Edition, and in may 2015 online:

Photo . Egyptian Women

February 2015 . Cairo

Ongoing work about egyptian women: by flying back to Egypt, i made portraits of egyptian women combined with interviews and a reportage.

Lot of people in Egypt is fighting against the violation of human rights and especially women's rights. By my work, I want to approach egyptian women from different social environments, whose position in the society is depending on religion, education, age and their socioeconomic situation, in light of the question: what does it mean to be a woman in Egypt today?

Therefor I received the support of the german foundation VG Bild-Kunst, as well as the scholarship Grenzgänger from the Literarisches Colloqium Berlin and the Robert Bosch Foundation.

To be continued...

Portrait of the artist Heba Khalifa, Cairo

Back in the GDR . On assignment

January 2015 . Berlin

I was happy to travel in the GDR I've never knew. In last november and december I was assigned from Zeit Online to make a pictures series during the film making of the german TV series "Weissensee", directed by Friedemann Fromm, about the time around the historic Fall of the berliner Wall. Set production director Frank Godt won already several prices for the decor reconstitution of the GDR coulisses

My work was to produce pictures which give the viewer the first impression to be in the GDR again, and after a second look, to discover a detail which makes understand, that the pictures are made today...

Zeit Online shows now my pictures series on:

Thank you!


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