Born in former GDR/East Germany in 1961.
Born in 1961 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz) in the former GDR/East Germany
Studied History / German Philology and, after the end of the GDR, Social Sciences and Social Work.
For more than 15 years activities in Social Work, Urban Development, flood relief projects in East Germany and after the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Since 2007 a lecturer in Social Urban Development at the Berner University of Applied Science, with additional focus on social photography. Self-taught photographer.
In the last years a lot of visits in the South Caucasus. Workshops and lectures at Universities in Tbilisi, Yerevan and Baku and a Documentation about the living conditions of Refugees and IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons ) in that Region.
From 2014 on-going trainings and workshops with IDPs in Ukraine.