Belfast, Northern Ireland

Themmuns is a collaborative documentary photo project on youth in Northern Ireland by Toby Binder & Jens Schwarz.

Youth of the UK
United Kingdom

The young are the future. But young people suffer higher rates in unemployment, injustice and violence than all other groups in their society. Especially deprived neighbourhoods of former industrial cities within the UK had huge problems with drug abuse, gang fights and […]

From the Favelas to the Olympics
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Silva sisters Raquel and Rafaela grew up in a poor neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro. As kids they started Judo because there were no other sports available in their area and it was helpful to protect themselves from the dangers in […]

Beto at the Friedensdorf
Oberhausen, Germany

Refugees and wars forcing people to leave their home countries have been a main topic of international media within the last two years. It almost gets into oblivion that there always have been wars and a majority of the people just doesn’t […]

The „new law“ & Child labour in Bolivia
La Paz, El Alto & Potosi, Bolivia

While most of the world is trying to diminish child labour, Bolivia has become the first nation to legalize it from age 10 last summer. Supporters of the legislation said that the law guarantees legal protections and fair wages for children, who have been working regardless […]

Conflict-free Mining in Eastern Congo
Kivu, DR Congo

The mineral trade in Eastern Congo has been singled out as a source of finance for armed conflict. An initiative, proposed by the industry, NGOs and national and international government organisations, has launched a pilot project intended to break that link. The […]

One year, one club, one photographer
Stuttgart, Germany

Documentary about the whole season 2012/13 of German Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart. Having a look behind the scenes on the pitch. Being close to the team, the supporters and the staff. The work is part of the trilogy that has been published […]

Friedensdorf and its children
Oberhausen, Germany

For many young victims of war and crisis situations, medical treatment in Europe is often their last chance for survival. German NGO „Peace Village International“ provides medical treatment to sick and wounded children who can no longer be cared for in their […]

„Child-witches“ of Nigeria seek refuge
Eket, Nigeria

Evangelical pastors are helping to create a terrible new campaign of violence against young Nigerians. Children branded as evil are being abused, abandoned and even murdered while the preachers make money out of the fear of their parents and their communities. „So many […]

The secret of Bibimbap
Seoul, Korea

The most traditional food of Korea is the rice meal Bibimbap. You can get it in a shabby street kitchen as well as in a top class  restaurant. „Bibim“ means to mix and „Bap“ rice and every Bibimbap should contain all five colours […]

„You sweep them away as with a flood“
Kailahun, Sierra Leone

„You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream.“ Psalm 90,5   Maternal Mortality is one of the biggest problems in Africa – for a woman it‘s even more dangerous to get a baby than suffering from diseases or war. […]

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Despite many left wing governments in Latin American countries the gulf between rich and poor seems to have widened within the past few decades and poverty has become accepted accepted as „normal“ by many Argentinians. Janina, who lives a hand to mouth […]

Violence and social exclusion
Tátarszentgyörgy & Sajókaza, Hungary

Roma people in Hungary don‘t only suffer from poverty and social exclusion since the right-wing extremists party Jobbik entered the Hungarian government some years ago. But Jobbik cropped the seed of underlying racism sowed by Fidesz and carried it into the centre of Hungarian society.

Biedaszyby of Walbrzych
Walbrzych, Poland

The woods of Walbrzych are drawn through Biedaszyby, the „drifts of the poor“, how the self digged holes for coal mining are called. The people started this activity in the 90s when the compensation for miners has been exhausted and chances for a legal job […]

Salt and Oil
Baku, Azerbaijan

Many contrast of politics, culture and religion clash in Azerbaijan. So it’s no surprise that the two worlds of black oil, which is produced with old Soviet technology on the fields of Bibi-Eibat  and the white salt which is quarried on lake […]

Tübingen, Germany

Worldwide, more than 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. I have been visiting Josi at the „University Children’s Hospital Tübingen“ and followed the daily life at the infirmary. Today most cases of childhood cancer can be cured. However, in about […]

Bottom Hospital
Lilongwe, Malawi

Malawi counts among the poorest economies of the world, and thus occupies almost inevitably the first place in the sad statistics of maternal mortality among all countries not involved in wars. In the capital of Lilongwe, three obstetricians care for four million […]

Estación Constitución
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Estación Constitución is one of the three big train stations of Argentina’s Capital Buenos Aires, located in the South of the City and probably one of the most interesting train stations in Latin America. Commuters from the poor Southern suburbs mingle with […]

Kick it like Mc

Documentary about the social influence of Football on the whole Scottish nation throughout all religious groups or social layers. Although Scottish Football was never really successful internationally everybody seems to be addicted to the game, that is often more than that. There is no other […]

American Poets
New York City, USA

People are strange when you‘re a stranger, faces look ugly when you‘re alone. Women seem wicked when you‘re unwanted, streets are uneven when you‘re down. When you‘re strange, faces come out of the rain. Portraits on the streets of NY.