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Ger-District (2019)


Few countries in the world are as affected by climate change as Mongolia. Once nomads and cattle found everything they needed to live in the steppes. But it is becoming increasingly difficult. Never before in history has there been such a great rural exodus as in recent years. Every year, thousands of families with their children move from the steppes to the capital Ulaanbaatar in search of urban happiness and work.The yurt districts on the outskirts of the city are growing rapidly. 60 percent of all Ulaanbaatar's inhabitants now live in these suburbs, some of them in yurts. Poor hygienic conditions, a lack of drinking water systems and medical care are characteristic of these residential areas.For me, the yurt districts are a symbol of the incredibly rapid change in Mongolia. They form a kind of transition between country and city and between nomadic and urban life.




Michael Horbach Stiftung, 09.05.-25.06.2021, Köln




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Fading Flamingos(2018-2019)

Largely unnoticed by the world public, a major environmental disaster is taking place in Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran. Where ten years ago the waves splashed against the walls of the villages, today you see an almost endless desert. Ships that once brought people from one side of the lake to the other now lie like stranded whales on the shore, decaying.
Salt winds from the desert are spreading further and further over the residents’s fields, causing the crops to dry up. Robbed of their livelihoods, the residents are fleeing to the surrounding towns, and the villages around the lake are dying out.
Lake Urmia was once the second largest salt lake in the world, ten times bigger than Lake Constance in Germany. However, within a few years, the surface area of the lake has shrunk by 80 percent. Both climate change and the agriculture sector’s enormously high water consumption rates are responsible for this.

If this disaster is not stopped, up to five million residents could be forced to leave the area in the future.










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THE LONGEST NIGHT(2020-2021)


A photo-essay about the psychological difficulties during the second Corona Lockdown in Germany.
In collaboration with Arne Piepke 



As the days became shorter, stricter measures were inevitable. The panic and fear of the first months and the relief during the summer now give way to isolation and loneliness. Life is once again shifting to the four walls of one‘s own home.

How do people endure such circumstances during this dark season? And how do people cope with having fewer social contacts?

Since November 2020, Arne Piepke and Maximilian Mann are photographing people who have been particularly affected by the restrictions. Personal stories that tell of emotional complexity and exceptional psychological situations. Conditions that are individual and at the same time collectively experienced.




Tearsheet 

L’Espresso - Jan. 2021
TAZ - die Tageszeitung - Jan. 2021


DER SPIEGEL.de - Feb. 2021


Exhibition – “Besondere Zeiten” – Dortmund, 30.03. - 20.05.2021









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Bulgarian Community in Duisburg, DIE ZEIT (2020)









Parcours „Creature“ for Ben J. Riepe, Pina Bausch Zentrum Wuppertal (2021)






Wind turbines are dismantled, STERN Magazine(2021)








Volunteers on the Hallig Langeness, “Bundesamt für Familie und zivilgesellschaftliche Aufgaben” (2021)









The abuse case of Lügde, SPIEGEL Magazine (2021)
(In collaboration with Aliona Kardash)  






“Flower Power”, STERN Magazine(2021)






Dr. Salim Namour, Syrian doctor at the underground hospital in East Ghouta, DER SPIEGEL (2020)







Ryan Gellert, CEO Patagonia, Bloomberg Green (2020)






 
   Mortician Christoph Kuckelkorn, DER SPIEGEL (2021) 






Pediatrician Tanja Brunnert, SPIEGEL Magazine (2020)







Lisa Köhler, 10 years after the Love Parade tragedy in Duisburg, ZEIT ONLINE (2020)

 
 







Amateur football in Bielefeld, 11 FREUNDE (2020)








Window manufacturers Stefan and Eduard Appelhans, DIE ZEIT (2020)









Alice Schwarzer, DER SPIEGEL (2021)





Nadine Plutzas (Jobcenter Gelsenkirchen), DIE ZEIT (2019)