I am a German photojournalist based in Berlin. My projects are rooted in my longstanding interest in social justice and vulnerable communities. In the past I have worked on stories revolving around the effects of criminal justice on families (in the US), and since 2015 I have been documenting refugees along the migrant trail, and after their arrival in Germany.

I have a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature, English, and Film History from the University of Mainz. After a career in academia and publishing I turned to documentary photography, and in 2014 I graduated from the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at ICP, where I received the Lisette Model Scholarship, and the Rita K. Hillman Award for Excellence.

In 2016 I was listed by PDN as one of 30 new and emerging photographers to watch, and I was shortlisted for the CDS Photo Essay prize (2016). Before that I was shortlisted for the Lucie Foundation Scholarship (2015), and was the Grand Prize Winner in the Rangefinder Portraiture Competition (2014).

I have contributed to outlets such as GEO, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Al Jazeera, Mother Jones, VICE, @everydayincarceration, and the advocacy campaigns of The International Rescue Committee, HIAS, and Wir Machen Das.


2016   PDN 30

2016   Shortlisted for the CDS Photo Essay prize

2015   Shortlisted for the Lucie Foundation Scholarship | Picture Taken

2014   Rangefinder Grand Prize Winner | Portraiture Competition

2014   Honorable Mention | Video | International Photography Awards

2014   Rita K. Hillman Award for Excellence at ICP

2014   Lisette Model Scholarship at ICP


2016 - 2017   Refugee Camera. Hamburg, Berlin, Hanover, Edinburgh, Milan, Palermo,    Copenhagen

2016   SWING STATE at Rojas + Rubensteen Projects, Miami, Florida.

2016   Art, Process, and the Aesthetic Experience. Weill Art Gallery, 92nd Y, NYC (Sept - Nov)

2016   Prisons Today. Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

2014   Elective Affinities. International Center of Photography, New York (June- August)