Born in 1973, Carsten Stormer began his free-lance career with the Phnom Penh Post. He studied journalism in Bremen and Chennai India (IIT) and was in the first graduating class of the Zeitenspiegel Reportageschule. He settled in Manila in 2008. Regular assignments include Focus, Playboy, Amnesty International Magazine, Cicero, and other major German dailies and weeklies. He has received media awards from the Red Cross and Kindernotfhilfe and one of his photos was nominated for UNICEF’s 2009 Photo of the Year.