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Sascha Montag

Sascha Montag

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phone: +49 152 09833360

Berlin

Social issues, portraits

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Vita:

Born in 1975 in Halle an der Saale. Heavily traveled. Trained as a social worker and worked in several youth projects in Berlin. Learned photography on his own. Began contributing photos to dpa in 2002, to Zeitenspiegel in latei 2008.

Teen pregnancy prevention in Bremen

Feature

Robot babies

Appeared in MENSCHEN, 3/2011

A school-based project in Bremen puts the fear of God into baby-crazy teenagers - with the help of a “baby simulator.” It screams, cries, and regularly demands food and a fresh diaper. The teens are soon sleep-deprived, unhappy, and profoundly affected by their experience.

Profiles

Journeys through bookland

Erschienen in "FOCUS Schule"/ 04/2012

In the era of social media, do young people still read? Children and teenagers in Berlin present their personal libraries and favorite books to photographer Sascha Montag.

Crime scene cleanup

Profiles

Somebody's got to do it

Erschienen in "Die Zeit", 10/2011

When death leaves a mess, he cleans up.

Refugee camp in Saxony-Anhalt

Feature

Wantchoucou finds the courage

Appeared in WOZ, 5/5/2011

Wittenberg, in eastern Germany, traditionally houses its applicants for political asylum in a run-down, filthy dormitory in the middle of nowhere: deportation to the woods. One resident decided it’s time for a little resistance.

Stift Grafeneck

Feature

The day the gray buses came

Erschienen in "FAS", 12.12.2010

The Nazis’ relatively short-lived program of euthanizing mentally handicapped Germans with carbon monoxide began at Grafeneck on the Swabian Alb. The institution is still open, but it’s much nicer now.