Sharmila . Exhibition

September 2016 . Berlin

Until 7th of October 2016 you can see in Berlin the group exhibition "Angekommen?!" with work of 38 photographers of the organisation FREELENS as excerp of the national photography project "Bitte Warten...". I present the photofilm "Sharmila", a portrait of an afghan woman who escaped from Afghanistan in 2013 and came to Berlin, because her job as journalist became dangerous for her family and herself

Sharmila, 5 min, German with engl. Subtitels, 2015

Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz
In den Ministergärten 6, 10117 Berlin
Mon-Sun 10am-6pm

Photobooks Exhibition . FREELENS ON BOOKS

September . Berlin

1. September 2016, 20.00 Uhr
Bar Babette, Karl Marx Allee 36, Berlin

Are you photographer, graphic designer, publisher? Do you tinker with the idea of publishing a book? Do you collect photography books?

Then come to FREELENS ON BOOKS, an event of the photographers professionnal organisation Freelens!

1st September 2016 at 8pm Freelens Freelens photographer present their books in the Bar Babette in Berlin

8.30pm lecture: "Projections and realities with publishing houses" by Kai Wiedenhöfer, Documentary photographer. And: "From Dummy to photobook" by Antje Haferkamp in collaboration with Eva Gravayat, Fotobookfestival Kassel-Dummy Award

at 9pm music with Franz Geil (DJ-Set)


Julia Baier, Stefan Boness represented by Frau Bornholdt-Cassetti from Jovis Verlag, Verena Brüning, Sibylle Fendt, Ann-Christine Jansson, Thorsten Klapsch, Andrea Künzig, Amélie Losier, Wolfgang Müller, Lene Münch, Andreas Neubauer, Heike Steinweg, Kai Wiedenhöfer, Kerstin Zillmer

Portrait Lea Randorf . On assignment

August 2016 . Berlin

On assignment for the newspaper TAZ: Portrait of Lea Randorf, 23 years old, taking a gap year to work as a volunteer in environmental projects at the Britz Gardens in Berlin

Exhibition . Künstlersymposium

June 2016, Schönwalde

I was happy to be invited by Ingo Kuzia to be part of the 10. Havelländisches Künstlersymposium between 20th of Mai and 12th of June. 4 other photographers (Stefan Boness, Lene Münch, Karen Stuke, Peter Westphal) and I had 3 weeks to work on the topic "flüchtig" (ephemeral, fugacious...).

For 15 years I am living in Berlin: Berlin has become my city, its television tower my favorite symbol. When I return to Berlin, by car, by plane, and I see the TV tower, I know I'm home.

THE Tower in German, masculine, is LA tour in French, feminine. I ignore the phallic symbolism of the television tower and see instead a very beautiful woman with ample bosom... whom I greet with a loud « Bonjour Madame! » each time I see her in the city.

This small photofilm, quite different from my usual photojournalistic work, is my answer to the topic « flüchtig » (ephemeral, fugacious): a small, personal story - en passant precisely.

"Bonjour Madame", photofilm, 1 minute
10. Haveländisches Künstler-Symposium

On the road . Prinzenbad

June 2016 . Berlin

A summer swimming pool in Berlin... at one's own risk!

On a music by John Williams from the movie picture JAWS by Setven Spielberg (1975)

Please enjoy!

Exhibition . SAYEDA, Egyptian Women

April 2016 . Amman, Jordan

I am very happy to be invited at the 5th edition of the Image Festival Amman 2016, organized by Linda Al Khoury, Director of the House of Photography Darat Al Tasweer, to exhibit my new work SAYEDA on Egyptian Women at the Institut Français de Jordanie and give a workshop to young Jordan photographers. With the support of Goethe-Institut Jordan, EUNIC Jordan, and Institut Français de Jordanie.

SAYEDA is a photographic work about women in Egypt. I travelled to Egypt on various occasions to do portraits and interviews with women from different walks of life. Many people in Egypt fight against violations of human, and in particular, women´s rights. In my work, I approache Egyptian women from different social environments whose position in society depends on religion, education, age and socio-economic situation. My work explores the issue of what it means to be a woman in Egypt today. In 2014, I received a grant from the German foundation “VG Bild-Kunst” for this project. 2015 I was also award the “Grenzgänger” scholarship from the Literarisches Colloqium Berlin and the Robert Bosch Foundation, and my work was supported by the Goethe-Institut in Cairo.

Exhibition opening
6th April 2016, 18:00
Institut Français de Jordanie, Jebel Al-Webdeh, Paris Square, Amman 11191, Jordan

Exhibition . GARTEN . The Old Apple Tree, How to cultivate time

September 2015 . Paris

After the success of our exhibition in festival OFF in Arles at the FOTOHAUS PARISBERLIN, the exhibition GARTEN goes to Paris!

The exhibition is organised by ParisBerlin>fotogroup in coproduction with the Goethe Institut Paris about the topic: Garten(T)räume (Dreams/Places of Garden). Catalogue designed by Andreas B. Krueger.

The 10 photographers of the collectif - Holger Biermann, Manuela Böhme, Chiara Dazi, Vanessa Delflache, Andreas B. Krueger, Marie Lukasiewicz, Albin Millot, Sebastian Rosenberg, Sandra Schmalz and I - present different work on the subject, all produced 2015.

My work: "The old Apple Tree, How to cultivate time", photofilm
(8 minutes, in french with english subtitles).

«A plant has its own life. In a garden we simply follow the time without noticing it». Olga Nasaroff, born in France from Russian parents, shaping since fifteen years in the manner of a landscape architect a beautiful garden. By photographing and interviewing her, I wondering: is her garden purely an artistic creation? Is it not a kind of therapy that gives her serenity? Or is it like an heritage of the roots her parents - my grand-parents - took on French soil?

I will be there and would be very happy to welcome you!

Opening 10th September 2015
17, avenue d'Iéna
75016 Paris

Exhibition 10.09-29.10.2015

Sharmila . On assignment . Photofilm

June 2015 . Berlin

I was happy to be assigned by the magazine on the topic "freedom of press" to make in 3 days in a photofilm the portrait of Sharmila, an afghan woman who escaped from Afghanistan two years ago because her job as journalist became to dangerous for her family and herself. She found asyulum in Germany with her son

You can read in german the article by Lukas Wohner on: [](

Here the photofilm (5 minutes) in German with english subtitles:

Lost Identity . On assignment

April 2015 . Toulon

I was happy to be assigned by DIE ZEIT to fly to Toulon, France, to make pictures (photos and video) of the city for the article of Annika Joeres about the stolen identity of a young french man. Chalid was accused of acts he'd never committed, but someone else made in his name. Chalid had a long way with french administration to recover his usurped identity

The video i've made:

The article "We hat mein ICH geklaut?" (Who stole my I?), published in april 2015 in the Print edition and the Ipad-Edition, and in may 2015 online:


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