Dr. Renate Röntgen helps women with the condition of obstetric fistula get back to a normal life in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
Andrea Jeska is telling her story with my images in the recent BRIGITTE magazine!
On Saturday, the Seto tribe held the annual Kingdom Day in southern Estonia and selected their new regent of the King: Piret Torm-Kriis. (Her last name translates to Storm-Crisis...) She will represent the Finno-Ugric tribe for one year. The first Seto Kingdom was announced in 1994. Ever since the Setos have been holding a kingdom day on the first Saturday in August in a different municipality of the Seto region each year. The king is named after Peko, the Seto folk hero. According to legend, Peko is sleeping eternally in a sandstone cave and cannot rule the kingdom alone and thus the Setos are governed by his representative, chosen by the people on his behalf, called the Regent of Peko, the King of Setos. The candidates literally “stomp” for support, standing on an upright log, and people line up in front of the candidates they want. The candidate with the most people is the new ruler.
Recently I visited the Estonian island Kihnu, where the women are keeping the ancient traditions alive recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. German magazine BRIGITTE WOMAN published the images with a lovely text from Andrea Jeska! Thanks so much Bettina and all the women for the support and hospitality!
Yay! Andrea and my story about Dr. Mukwege, the fistula surgeon and undaunted critic of the Congolese government, has been published in the German newspaper Berliner Zeitung! This research about fistula in Congo and Ethiopia was made possible with the financial aid of the European Journalism Centre and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
More stories to come soon...
You can read the story here: https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/politik/kongo--der-gynaekologe--der-brutal-vergewaltigten-frauen-ein-leben-zurueckgibt-27782762
Today in the Sunday edition Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung of the German newspaper FAZ: Sebastian Pranz's and my story about bacteriophage therapy in Georgia as an alternative to Western society's antibiotics in times of international surge of 'Superbugs' resistant to all known antibiotics. Thank you, Claudius and Andreas, for your support!
Great news - I have been nominated among eight other former DMJX students for the Joop Swart Masterclass. Good luck to Roger Anis, Dario Bosio, Matthew Busch, Sagar Chhetri, Marie Hald, Heba Khamis, Berta Tilmantaitė and Rebecka Uhlin.
Pia's story with my images on Georgia and the country's feeling of togetherness and future in the January issue of the LUFTHANSA magazine. Thanks, Adrian, Zita, Sara, Tiko, Irakli and all the other amazing people that we met on the trip!
Diana Laarz' story and my images from the Estonian island of Kihnu have been published in issue 119 of German mare magazine! Thanks so much Barbara for your support and the great cooperation!
"Kihnu ist nicht nur die schönste, sie ist die fraulichste aller estnischen Inseln. Neun der zwölf Gasthöfe, vier der sechs Restaurants, die Post, die Bibliothek, das Gesundheitszentrum, der Inselchor, das Museum, das Sozialamt - das Leben der Insel ruht auf den Schultern der Frauen. Ein Inselporträt in mare No. 119."