Proschim

For many, the little village of Proschim, not too far from Berlin, has been a symbol of resistance to the opencast coal mining industry in eastern Germany. While the energy company ‘Vattenfall’, which wants to expand its nearby open pit, already talks about possible relocations, the district refused categorically, till now. Apparently it’s time for a change of heart. Because the city councils tipped a majority decision from 2011. According to which, everything should be done against the expansion of the mine.

The brown coal secures around 8,000 jobs in the otherwise structurally weak part of eastern Germany. Vattenfall currently operates five mines and several power plants in the second largest brown coal mine throughout the country. The newly elected head of the village is a employee with ‘Vattenfall’ and open to talks with the energy company.

Since then, half of Proschim is regularly protesting against the expansion, the other half welcomes it. This is about the relocalization of 340 people.

Assignment for Dagens Nyheter // Writer: Lina Lund


Portrait: Bayuk

Another portrait session with a musician. This time the rather young and relative new-to-the-business hardcore-pop singer and composer “Bayuk” sat down in front of my lens for a set of portraits during a dpa assignment. Very talented guy from Konstanz, in the very south of Germany. Check him here: http://bayukmusic.com





Juha Järvinen

Juha Järvinen is one of 2000 people from Finland who where selected for a universal basic income trial. He was invited to Berlin by a newspaper to speak at a conference.






What makes a good Zoo?

_August 2017

I had the assignment from Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) to come up with some photos for a reportage about good and bad zoos. The zoo in Berlin just build a new park area for two panda bears that have been on loan from China. The new area is approximately 5,000sqm in size and cost about 9,000,000 Euro.

While the house for the big cats was built in the 60s and remained untouched since then. But there are plans and ambitions to completely rebuild the house of predators.



Dorranai Hassan

Portrait about the 16-year-old goalkeeper of the women’s national football team of Afghanistan, Dorranai Hassan, during a training session with her local team “Hertha 03 Zehlendorf” in Berlin, 17.01.2017. (for Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa)




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