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Drug Monastery 01

The last chance

Appeared in DATUM, 30 May 2012

By Fritz Schaap and Patrick Witte, photos by Sascha Montag

Those who can’t kick the drug habit any other way land in Thamkrabok Monastery in Thailand. If they’re lucky.


Pompeii II

Appeared in "Baumeister" 11/2011

By Jan Rübel, photos by Ivo Saglietti

It was two and a half years ago that the earth shook in L’Aquila. Reconstruction is ongoing. But it threatens to turn the once vibrant baroque city into a soulless urban wasteland without recognizable landmarks. Locals already have trouble finding their way around.

Friends for life

Friends for life

Appeared in Die Zeit, July 12, 2012

By Wolfgang Bauer, photos by Antonia Zennaro

Halima and Rafi were from two different Afghan tribes. They were in love. They attempted to elope. That nearly cost them their lives. A love story from a divided nation.

CS Syria publications

Empire of revenge

Appeared in Focus 32/2012

By Carsten Stormer

Syrian rebels are fighting “the mother of all battles” for the city of Aleppo. Their “liberated zones” provide few liberties.

Munich Tagesspiegel

40 years after the attack

Appeared in "Tagesspiegel Berlin", 2 Sept. 2012

Photos by Frank Schultze

Summer Olympics, Munich 1972: Terrorists take Israeli athletes hostage. Seventeen people die. Frank Schultze revisits the scene of the crime.

Eine Prise Angst gehört dazu

Fear is part of the game

Appeared in "FOCUS Schule", 15 Mar. 2011

By Markus Wanzeck, photos by Sascha Montag

Nights alone in the woods. Fire rituals. Conversations about feelings. In Brandenburg, near Berlin, social workers are offering experiential education programs for teenage boys that are designed to touch their emotions profoundly. They are supposed to return from the wilderness as men, strong enough to show their weakness. Or at least that’s the theory.

Eltern auf Probe

Trying out parenthood

Appeared in "MENSCHEN. das Magazin", 03/2011

By Tanja Krämer, photos by Sascha Montag

The school project “Think Before You Reproduce” teaches young people what it means to be parents with the aid of a “baby simulator.” The robot baby screams, wets, demands a bottle. The teenagers learn about sleep deprivation, the burdens of responsibility, and overwhelming emotions…


Syrians in Lebanon

Appeared in "Focus", 13 / 2012

Text and photos: Carsten Stormer

Syrians who make it to Lebanon tell of snipers, summary executions and torture. In Lebanon they are safe, but not welcome.

Text and photos: Carsten Stormer

Appeared in “Focus”, 13 / 2012


Life to a new beat

Appeared in "Geolino", Oktober 2011

Photos by Antonia Zennaro

A school for hip-hop in Colombia.

Male day care workers

More men!

Appeared in "Menschen.", December 2011

By Markus Wanzeck, photos by Sascha Montag

Men are few and far between in German day care centers. The country’s conservative “Family Minister,” Kristina Schröder, wants to raise the percentage of male workers from three to over 20.