The second part of the#Yae Detroit/Berlin project begins in Berlin May 22, 2022

Almost a year ago, when we were still busy designing projects in a way which would allow them to be continued and implemented in the course of an ongoing pandemic, we decided to apply for a grant for a project called #YAE (young artist Exchange) Detroit/Berlin. Almost a year and some 200 Zoom sessions later, 8 young artists from Detroit and 8 young artists from Berlin have recorded an album together (in both cities) which they will now present together, live on various stages across Detroit and then in Berlin. Next Friday, April 29, 2022 the delegation will make its way to Detroit. The return visit of the delegation from Detroit to Berlin will take place from May 22 - 31  2022. All concert dates, a daily updated blog, as well as videos and photos from the ground will be posted and announced on our social media channels as well as the project website

The Young Artist Exchange is a project by Gangway e.V., funded by the US Embassy Berlin and the Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung.


Vor knapp einem Jahr, als wir immer noch damit beschäftigt waren Projekte so zu konzipieren, dass sie auch im Zuge einer sich stets fortsetzenden Pandemie fort und umgesetzt werden können, entschieden wir uns das Projekt #YAE (young artist Exchange) Detroit/Berlin zu beantragen. Knapp ein Jahr und gefühlte 200 Zoom sessions später, haben 8 junge Künster*innen aus Detroit und 8 junge Künstler*innen aus Berlin in beiden Städten zusammen ein Album aufgenommen, welches sie nun zusammen und live auf diversen Bühnen quer durch Detroit und danach in Berlin präsentieren werden. Am kommenden Freitag, 29 April 2022 macht die Delegation aus Berlin sich auf den Weg nach Detroit. Der Rückbesuch der Delegation aus Detroit in Berlin findet vom 22 - 31 Mai 2022 statt. Alle Konzert Daten, ein täglich updated blog, sowie Videos und Fotos von vor Ort werden auf unseren Social Media Kanälen, sowie der Projekt Webseite bekannt gegeben. 

The Young Artist Exchange ist ein Projekt von Gangway e.V., gefördert durch die US Botschaft Berlin und dem Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung.



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Photography and Social Work

This website is an attempt to combine two essential things in my life. My profession as a social worker and all that it entails as well as some of my photographic images and short documentaries.


Through the many projects I have been able to organize and be part of throughout the years, I have gained a deep love and appreciation for all visual arts. Beginning with an interest to simply document my own projects, i soon became consumed by photography and videography.  On this website you can find some of my projects as well as some of my visual works. I am available for all kinds of event photography. If you want to get in touch with me you can use the contact section of my website.