Rafael Heygster was born in Bremen in 1990 and studied Cultural Anthropology at the University of Hamburg from 2010 to 2015. Since 2015 he studied photojournalism in Hanover and Aarhus, Denmark.
His works deal with the relationship of individuals to their social, cultural or political environment and have been awarded and exhibited nationally and internationally.
Rafael Heygster works on independent long-term projects and on commission for magazines, newspapers and NGOs.
Helena Manhartsberger studied International Development in Vienna and photojournalism and documentary photography in Hanover and Aarhus.
Her thematic focus is on the interface between politics, society and gender issues. She has worked in Sudan and Indonesia, among others. Her reportages have been exhibited internationally.
In addition to her own projects, Helena Manhartsberger works as a freelance photographer for leading magazines in Germany and worldwide.