Free picture editor, lecturer, consultant, portfolio reviewer at photography festivals and juror of photo contests
since 2011 Head of the Ostkreuz Class “Picture Editing” (projects i. a. the school blog and the photo book series New York Edited)
since 2010 Free Image Editor (i. a. GEO, The Magazine, Mare Verlag)
2005 – 2010 Lecturer in Documentary photography and Photojournalism
Program at the International Center of Photography (ICP), New York
2001 – 2010 Office Manager and Senior Photo Editor of correspondent offices GEO Magazine, New York
before 2000 picture editor at the magazines GEO, Hamburg; Bizz, Cologne; Stern, Hamburg and at the agency Ostkreuz, Berlin
Communication scientist (M.A.), FU Berlin
Pictures are something truly wonderful! They speak a universal language and reach everyone within seconds. At the same time, every one is able to take photographs these days and share them easily with the rest of the world. We live in the era of information and images. This is both a blessing and a curse.
The more important are visual experts who guarantee the photographic quality of work in print or online, in a photobook or exhibition through their own professional picture research, skillful editing and sequencing. Photo Editors should be able to find photographers no matter where and assign them. They should be knowledgeable in photographic legitimacy and code of ethics especially in the field of photojournalism to guarantee credibility and authenticity requirements. Last but not least, photo editors should be proficient in content management systems, social media and multimedia.
A good photo editor is an expert in imagery, but he is also an editor who thinks about content und develops concepts. It’s our aim at the Ostkreuzschule, one of the few institutions with a program for photo editors, to convey all this professionalism and passion.