In 1967 I was born into a family of barbers and bartenders - and changed history. For more than 20 years I have worked as a photographer, videographer and award-winning reporter in Africa, Asia, the Balkans and Russia for international publications. My off-beat documentaries have been shown at film festivals and in art house cinemas, my photos exhibited widely in well-known galleries, museums and public places like the US Senate, the National Press Club and the World Bank, both in Washington D.C., the European Commission, the German Parliament, just to name a few. In 2001, I won the Frans Vinkh Prize for international journalism, awarded by the European Commission in cooperation with the Institut d‘études politiques de Paris. From 2002 - 2008, I worked as a photographer and videographer for an international charity on the African continent. This is where I photographed my first two photo exhibitions and humanitarian campaigns. The subject: HIV and Aids.