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Reisen ins Land der Fantasie

Journeys through bookland

Appeared in "FOCUS Schule", Oktober 2011

Photos by Sascha Montag

With social media to play with, do kids still read books? In Berlin they do: Sascha Montag asked children and teenagers to talk about their favorites.

Burma's Ubuntu

They say what they think

Appeared in Ubuntu, May 2012

Text and photos by Carsten Stormer

Under the military dictatorship in Burma, many children grew up without fathers while others sat in jail. Now Burmese youth are using their newfound liberties to reshape their country.

CS Syria publications

The battle for Azaz

Appeared in Berliner Zeitung, 28-29 July 2012

By Carsten Stormer

The civil war in Syria is destroying the country. Once vibrant cities are now ghost towns. Scenes from a war of attrition.

The floating courthouse

The floating courthouse

Appeared in Chrismon, June 2012

Photos: Frank Schultze, text: Ruedi Leuthold

The ship Tribuna goes where no justice has gone before: into the Amazon delta, a 12-hour journey from the nearest town. Itinerant judges hear civil cases involving people who live along the banks.

Majority against Stuttgart 21

Majority against Stuttgart 21

Appeared in Tageszeitung, February 25, 2013

Photos by Thomas Kienzle

Two-thirds of the population of the German state of Baden-Württemberg voted in a referendum to continue with a controversial railway construction project strongly opposed by the governing Green party. Now that the state railways have come clean about the costs, 54 percent oppose it (Emnid poll financed by Tageszeitung/KONTEXT). Can anything be done to stop it?

Unser Krieg am Hindukusch

Our war in the Hindu Kush

Appeared in Playboy, January 2011

By Carsten Stormer, photos by Christoph Püschner.

The enemy alternates between stone-age and space-age weapons. Soldiers from the German Bundeswehr are fighting on the front lines as they have for nearly ten years. Dead so far: 44. A coffee break in the trenches near Kundus with the 2nd Kompanie, 313th Feldjägerbataillon.

Wo Nietzsche büffelte

Nietzsche's alma mater

Appeared in "DAHEIM in Deutschland", July 2011

Photos by Sascha Montag, text by Marlis Heinz

The Pforta Public School in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt is not your usual lyceum. The medieval monastery with a centuries-old history as an educational institution draws exceptionally talented students.

Stormer Portfolio

Carsten Stormer portfolio

Appeared in Digital Photographer Philippines

An article devoted to the work of Zeitenspiegel reporter and photographer Carsten Stormer.

Operation Freedom

Operation Freedom

Appeared in Amnesty Journal 6-7/2012

Text and photos by Carsten Stormer

Syrian refugees in Lebanon tell tales of of torture, execution, and sniper fire. They have escaped the terror and random violence. That doesn’t mean they’re welcome in Lebanon.


On the exploitation merry-go-round

Appeared in "Wiener Zeitung Extra", 07.07.2012

Text and photos by Carsten Stormer

People who clean public toilets in the city of Lucknow are “untouchables” whose “impure” status is passed down from parents to children. The Indian government is finally doing something about it.