Born behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin, he moved with his parents to West Germany during the early 70s, amidst the cold war. He fist received education as advertising photographer, but soon went on to cover news for Reuters for seven years. He is now a reportage photographer, working on assignment for Geo, Stern, and other major magazines. He has published a book on Cuba and has been the only German photographer accredited permanently on the island over the past 17 years.
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