Since I began my career as a reportage photographer, my goal has been not only to take eye-catching photos, but more importantly to tell compelling stories. Nowadays I tell my stories mostly in the digital space, combining photography, video and text to build interactive narratives. I produce photo and video stories, including concept, shooting, editing, layout and web publishing. Here are a few examples of some of my recent multimedia stories.
The Sufi Brotherhoods of Senegal
In Senegal, the Sufi brotherhoods and their religious leaders portray themselves as guardians of peace, tolerance and social cohesion. The country is seen as an anchor of stability in a region of the world which is troubled by Islamists. However the peace and stability that the Sufi brotherhoods offer to the Senegalese come at a price.
Guardians of the Mangrove Forests
In West Africa, entire coastal strips are disappearing as sea levels rise. Here, climate change is hitting the poorest with particular force. HEKS and the local partner organization APIL are supporting villagers in the Siné Saloum Delta in reforesting mangrove forests, because mangroves are conserving the coasts and they are mitigating climate change.
Camels Against Climate Change
In the very dry areas of northern Kenya, people are increasingly suffering from the consequences of climate change. In Isiolo County, Biovision has therefore been supporting a project of Vétérinaieres sans Frontières (VSF) for the introduction of camels and the marketing of camel milk since 2010. The camel population in the region now has increased significantly.
SWISS RE FOUNDATION
Foundation Report 2019
The Swiss Re Foundation partners with the community health NGO Living Goods to bring basic healthcare to remote places, like the village in Kenya pictured here. Equipped with smart technology and training, community health workers help fill gaps in “last mile” healthcare delivery by providing education, diagnosis, treatment and referrals right where people live.
Microsites & Websites
Nagouly Food Truck
As a little girl, Servia Sahoua was allowed to accompany her grandmother every morning to the market in Abidjan on the Ivory Coast. That's how her passion for cooking began.
Today Servia is owning her own food truck, which is inspired by Servia'sGrandmother, who was a wonderful cook and owned a restaurant called Nagouly.
A Peaceful Home of Loving Care
I was commissioned to create documentary photos and videos for the nursing home Rüti in Sirnach, Switzerland and to build their website. The place offers a home for people with dementia and gerontopsychological impairments in a historic house with a beautiful garden.
Multimedia TV Commercials
These Multimdeia TV spots were produced from photos, which were in the one hand taken especially for these commercials, and on the other hand also for the magazine, the website, flyers and other advertising material of HEKS, so that the material could be used for all communication media of the aid organization.
LENS CULTURE BLOG
The Prostitutes and the Priest
Faced with no other option, young women in Namibia turn to sex work in order to survive. In this short film, they talk about their tireless advocate: a German priest who broke ranks with his institution to do what he felt was right. This multimedia video was produced with photos and videos that were taken over a period of 10 years.
Trailer Sufi Brotherhoods
This teaser trailer was edited from photo and video footage of a photo reportage in order to promote the digital edit of the story, which was created in collaboration with journalist Angela Köckritz and was originally commissioned by the German magazine GEO.
Teaser Trailer Gris-Gris Wrestlers
This teaser trailer was edited from photo and video footage of the photo reportage "The Gris-Gris Wrestlers of Senegal". The photo story, that was created in collaboration with the Swiss national TV and first published by the German magazine STERN. The photos of the publication have won a second prize at the World Press Photo Award in 2016.