I am a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in New York City and Berlin. My projects are rooted in my longstanding interest in social justice and telling stories about vulnerable communities and the fragility of life. 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. In 2014 I graduated from the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography (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). I was shortlisted for the Lucie Foundation Scholarship (2015), was the Grand Prize Winner in the Rangefinder Portraiture Competition (2014), and have received honorable mention in the video category of the International Photography Awards ipa (2014).

My work has been published by The New York Times, Mother Jones, VICE, Rangefinder Magazine, Makeshift Magazine, Medium, @everydayincarceration, and others.

CLIENTS include GEOThe Village Voice, Al Jazeera, The International Rescue Committee, and the Goethe-Institute.

AWARDS & GRANTS

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

GROUP SHOWS

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

2016   Refugee Camera. Hamburg, Berlin, Hanover, Edinburgh, Milan, Palermo

2016   Prisons Today. Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

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