Born in Hannover, Germany, in 1964. He studied mathematics and philosophy at the TFH and the FU both at Berlin. In 1988, he became a war photographer. His reports are published in (alphabetical order) du, Expresso, Guardian, Internationale, Le Monde, Le Monde Diplomatique, Neuland, Lettre Internationale, Libération, LFI, NY Times, NZZ, mare, Publica, Stern, taz, The Independent, and Viaso. He reported from conflicts in (alphabetical order) Afghanistan, Balkans, Bangladesh, Burma, Cuba, DRC, Ethiopia, France, Guinea Bissao, India, Ivory Coast, Kenia, Liberia, Namibia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tadjikistan, Timor Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Zambia.