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!

Exhibition . Stalin Allee vs Karl-Marx Allee

December 2014 . January 2015 . Berlin

In the series “Stalinallee vs. Karl-Marx Allee” I present street photography in Berlin: old people, young parents and partygoers surrounded by the monumental architectural landscape of the 4.5 km boulevard that was once created as one of the GDR’s flagship building projects. Zeit Online gave me free rein to the series and presented the pictures in the form of a multimedia production

You can see the complete series here :-)

Now Christian Reister presents some of the pictures in his exhibition place FENSTER61 ("WINDOW61"). Thank you!

17.12.2014 - 13.01.2015

Torstrasse 61
10119 Berlin

René Burri

October 2014 . René Burri

He was photographer at Magnum Photos and a friend of my prof Arno Fischer. I met him the first tim with Arno 10 years ago. Few month later he was in Berlin again for his exhibition at c/o Berlin, where I made this portrait in front of his famous picture of Ernesto Guevara Che. Since then we met in Perpignan and Paris and Berlin again. A great photographer passed away. His photographs are now in the Foundation René Burri in the Musée de l'Élysée in Lausanne, Switzerland

Exhibition . GAMDA, Egyptian women

October 2014 . Berlin and Paris

After Festival OFF in Arles, the group exhibition ÜBERGANG (transition) goes to Berlin and Paris!

I would be very happy to welcome you at the 2 openings in Berlin and Paris:

I will show the first portraits of my new project GAMDA, Egyptian Women (work in progress)

ÜBERGANG (Transition) in Festival Monat der Fotografie OFF BERLIN
Opening and Projections on October 25th 2014 at 7pm
Exhibition october 25th - november 13th 2014
Galerie Café Nest
Görlitzer Str. 52, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg

ÜBERGANG (Transition) in Festival Mois de la Photographie OFF PARIS
Opening and Projections on October 31th 2014 at 7pm
Exhibition october 31th - november 13th 2014
Espace des Arts sans frontières
44, rue Bouret, 75019 Paris, métro Jaurès

The exhibition is organised by ParisBerlin>fotogroup and 13 photographers have dealt with the question of transition. The whole project is supported by ARTE and The German-French Youth Office. Catalogue designed by Andreas B. Krueger from the collective

Artist Talk . Cairo

September 2014 . Cairo

I am very pleased to have been invited by the Goethe Institute Cairo
in cooperation with the Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)

to present my work in an artist talk
on next monday 29th. september at 7pm
at the Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street
4th floorDowntown Cairo 11638

I will show my two photofilms "Just like a Woman, New York City" and "Words are flying away. The exiled Memory", and show as well some pictures of my ongoing new project "Gamda. Egyptian women"

I would be very happy to see you there again!

Exhibition . GAMDA, egyptian women

July 2014 . Arles
I am very pleased to invite you to the group exhibition ÜBERGANG (transition) in Arles

My new project called GAMDA, Egyptian Women will be exhibited (work in progress) during the opening week of photography festival Voies Off in Arles

ÜBERGANG (Transition)
July 7th to July 13th 2014, from 11am to 8pm
Opening on July 9th 2014 at 6pm
Galerie Atelier
22 rue Porte de Laure, 13200 Arles, France

The exhibition is organised by ParisBerlin>fotogroup and 13 photographers have dealt with the question of transition. The whole project is supported by ARTE and The German-French Youth Office. A catalogue will be released, designed by Andreas B. Krueger from the collective

I can't be there, but please enjoy!


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