GLOBAL PLAYER

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Just in time for the Football World Cup, FOG Platform presents an extraordinary photo-reportage about the Homeless Football World Cup from the year 2004, by Michael Löwa. Continue reading

WAT THAI

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Buddhism is a religion followed by millions of people in the East and has long been sold to the West as an esoteric lifestyle. In recent years it’s not just this adaption of Buddhism that has proliferated. Traditional Thai Buddhism has attracted more attention and followers, especially in big German cities where it is well organized and financed by donations from the German-Thai community. Continue reading

FIRST CASE, SECOND CASE

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A teacher is drawing a diagram of an ear on the blackboard, his back to the class. We see the students faces, in standby mode, the classroom is filled with boredom. We hear the sound of a pen banging rhythmically against a desk. The teacher is interrupted; each time he turns to the class looking for the source of the banging, the noise stops. Continue reading

NO LIFE WITHOUT

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For a year I photographed the everyday life of Biggi (48) and Rene (38) from Cologne, Germany. They share a common fate – their addiction to heroin and the supply with substitutes. The project delivers an insight into their everyday reality and the external factors influencing their lives. Continue reading

NEVER BACK

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Located in eastern Sudan, the Shagarab refugee camp becomes a temporary home for thousands of Eritrean refugees each year. Fleeing an oppressive dictatorship, military service, poverty and joblessness, Eritrean refugees risk an uncertain and dangerous journey through Sudan in an effort to escape a certainly dire fate at home. With no secure future attainable in Sudan, most refugees see Shagarab as a transit point on their journey farther north. Continue reading

FRAGMENTED CITY

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Coming from Berlin to Johannesburg, it seemed only normal that I primarily met people who were not originally from South Africa. Instead they were from Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Kenya. They took me on walks through the inner city, telling me where it would be better to hide my camera. Most often I walked with Simon, who is originally from Tanzania. Continue reading

WINDOW SHOPPING

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On the occasion of the G8 Summit in June 2013 in Northern Ireland, where heads of state and government from eight leading industrial countries met, the purposely staged and planned game of deception between illusion and reality took an almost cynical turn. Continue reading