– 1990-1995: Diploma degree in design studies with a major in photography
SCHOOL OF ARTS, Australian national university, Canberra/Australia and
SCHOOL OF DESIGN, university of applied science Würzburg/Germany
– 1999-2000: Journalistic traineeship in TV- and radio journalism
WDR Cologne – major public broadcaster in Germany

*Work experience:
– writer and photographer for NGO’s/GO’s worldwide
– development aid worker (giz) in Burkina Faso in the field of media and PR.
– trainer (DW-Akademie) for TV- and radio journalism in Afghanistan,
Ukraine, Togo
– editor and producer for TV: WDR, ZDF, ARD,VOX

*philosophy: „Parable of the blind man and the elephant“
During my professional experiences in TV and international cooperation, I always followed my great passion for travel and photography which eventually became the main focus of my work.  By living and working abroad I realized that the pictures we form in our heads about ourselves and the world around us is just a matter of perspective. Thus no picture or attitude can claim reality – it can only be a part of it. In my personal approach I aim to respect human dignity, showing beauty and light in every situation rather than focusing on misery and despair which, sadly enough, still coexist.

*Working languages:
fluent in German, English and French, basics in Spanish/Portugese

*Further activities/interests:
Iyengar Yoga, Zen Meditation, Bodywork, Reiki, Music

see also:
CV English 2016
Lebenslauf deutsch