I am a German photographer based between Berlin and Colombia.
After graduating with a Master of Social Anthropology and Political Science from the University of Cologne in 2011, I started photography whilst working in Colombia with different NGOs. My work focuses on stories related to human rights, gender aspects and social changes within societies and ethnic groups that are mainly under-reported.
I participated at the HEFAT - Hostile Environment and Emergency First Aid Training in Nairob and the RISC Training in Medellin, Colombia in 2017.
I work for clientes such as The New York Times, National Geographic, Washington Post, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel, ZEIT Online, Doctors without Borders, ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross, and Peace Brigades International. My work is published in various international media as GEO, Le Monde, Al Jazeera, Open Society Foundation, Stern, Nido Stern, El Pais, British Journal of Photography, BURN Magazine, LFI Leica Magazine, 6 mois, Huffington Post, Lensculture, Zenith, UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund, CNRR - Colombian National Commission for Reconciliation and Reparation, WIEGO - Women in Informal Employment, IDWFED, amongst others.
I am available for assignments.
AWARDS and scholarships
Grenzgänger - Grant, Germany
Honorable Mention at Marylin Stafford Fotoreportage Award
Fellowship for Reporting trip to Congo, IWMF - International Women Media Foundation
Selected for NOOR Masterclass, Berlin
Nominated for the UNICEF Photo of the Year Award 2017
Nominated for the PDNs 30
VG Bild Kunst Grant, Germany
Shortlisted for Felix Schöller Award
Shortlisted for Award N-Ost Reportagepreis
Scholarship "PIC Förderpreis", Germany
Nominated for the UNICEF Photo of the Year Award 2016
Scholarship for Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey's workshop, New York
Scholarship for Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann's workshop, Krakow, Poland
Honorable Mention at International Photography Award Moscow MIFA 2016
Reporters in the Field Scholarship, Robert Bosch Foundation
Honorable Mention at International Photography Award Moscow MIFA 2015
Honorable Mention at Photo Annual Awards 2015, Czech Republic
Nominated for Unicef Photo of the year 2015, Germany
Finalist at Athens Photo Festival, Greece
Finalist at Los trabajos y los días, International Documentary Photography Contest, Colombia
First Prize at International Photocontest Gender and Migration, Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, Iber-rutas. Buenos Aires. Argentine
Albarracin Seminar for Photojournalism Scholarship, Spain
Single exhibition "In Between - Indigenous transgender women, Berlin
Collective exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogotá, Colombia
Collective exhibition Freelens: Angekommen!? Fotografien zu Flucht und Ankunft in Deutschland, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Single exhibition docfield 2016 - Festival for documentary photography, Barcelona
Collective exhibition at Landesvertretung Rheinland Pfalz, Freelens: Angekommen!? Fotografien zu Flucht und Ankunft in Deutschland, Berlin
Collective exhibition Salón Internacional Indígena Manuel Quintín Lame, Colombia
Collective exhibition at Photo Annual Awards 2015, Teplice, Czech Republic
Collective exhibition at Miradas de Latinoamerica, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Collective exhibition at Los trabajos y los días, Alpujara, Medellín, Colombia
Collective exhibition emerge Gallery, Berlin
Collective exhibition at Palacio Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentine
Collective exhibition at Miradas de Latinoamerica, Lima. Peru
Collective exhibition at Palacio de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain