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Carsten Stormer

Carsten Stormer


phone: +49 (0) 71 51-96 46 0

Autor, Regisseur, Kamera / Manila

War and crisis reporting, social issues


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.


Underwater flight

Appeared in Neon 09/2011

Fishermen hunted them. Environmentalists saved them. Now ecotourists are hugging them to death: the whale sharks of the Philippines.


The last Christians

Erschienen in "Kontinente", 03/2011

The violence against religious minorites in Iraq is streadily increasing. Christians, above all, are in the crosshairs of fanatics and extremists. A Catholic priest in Iraq’s Kurdish northern provinces is trying to stem the tide of violence.


Hip-hop in Gaza

Appeared in "Amnesty Journal", 08-09.2011

The latest from Gaza: Youth culture in protest against the Israeli blockade, religious extremism and stolen childhoods. Their methods: parcour, breakdancing, art, hip-hop. They are still unsteady on their feet, but they are convinced they can learn to fly - even with virtually no resources.


Girl surfers of Gaza

Appeared in "aHoi", Nr. 2, August/September 2011

The title says it all.

Surfin' Gaza


Surfin' Gaza

Erschienen in "mare", 87/2011

The Gaza strip is known for invasions, blockades and a certain lack of career opportunities. Catching waves gives young people a sense of ease and freedom that lifts their spirits. The Gaza Surf Club is sponsored by an Israeli.


Sightseeing in a war zone

Erschienen in "Journalist", 07/2011

Journalists traveling to Afghanistan to report on the deployment of German forces soon get bored. The German army is delighted to arrange tours of mosques, less so to allow civilians near the front lines.