|About the Artist:
Born in 1984, I spent the first 6 years in my hometown Berlin, before I moved to Syria with my family in 1990, where I missed most of the post-communist turbulences in East Germany. In Damascus I visited an American school and got in touch with the Arabic language. At the age of 10 I moved back to Germany, but always kept close ties to the Middle East. During travels to Syria, Egypt and South East Asia I discovered my interest in photography. Still fascinated by the Arabic language after finishing High School, and convinced, that language and cultural knowledge would hand me the tools to tell the stories, I want to tell, I started to study Middle Eastern Studies and Modern History. During my studies I worked as a photographer for Al-Shorouk newspaper in Cairo and for various German magazines. I learned to speak fluent Arabic and now live in Berlin and Cairo.