Documentary photography can be used as tool to explore the environment in an new and creative way, and is a tool to express thoughts, dreams and fears, to make these visible for others. This is why I follow up in teaching photography mainly for young people with challenging life situations, worldwide. Photography can be used as a catalyst for the participants of the workshops. This is why producing powerful images and stories have a real positive impact also for their social environment. It can be a window for their lives and how they look at it. Clients in Germany are the Red Cross, the LVR Rheinland and the German protestant youth. The most intense workshop series I realized over the duration of three months in Jenin refugee camp, Palestine (in cooperation with the Freedom Theatre, Jenin and the Freelens Foundation, Hamburg). The results were exhibited in Jenin and also in Swansea and Cardigan, Wales.
Further, I am working together with companies to teach their staff also in Photoshop and Lightroom, additional to the basics of documentary photography. This makes it possible for them to document events even spontainiously by themselves.