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Of sharks and people

Of sharks and people

Appeared in Der Journalist, 1/2012

Text and photos by Carsten Stormer

Carsten Stormer has been traveling the world - and writing about it - for seven years. He paddled with shark callers in New Guinea, visited janitors in India, and dropped by a rebel camp in southern Sudan. On good days, it’s the best job in the world. On bad days, he asks himself when he’ll settle down and get a life of his own. Not that he’s planning to quit.

CS Syria publications

The deadly dialogue of weapons

Appeared in Stuttgarter Zeitung, 6 August 2012

Text and photos by Carsten Stormer

The rebels feel sure that Bashar el-Assad’s days are numbered. Meanwhile, the battle for Aleppo is brutal and bloody, creating thousands of traumatized people and refugees - not to mention the dead.

Navy without a sea

Navy without a sea

Appeared in GEO International, July 2012

Photos by Frank Schultze, text by Angela Köckritz

Bolivia became landlocked in 1879 when it lost the Saltpeter War against Chile. That hasn’t stopped it from maintaining a navy.


Syria: a nation besieged by its own government

Seen on Weltspiegel (ARD TV), August 25, 2013

By Carsten Stormer

Video: ARD-Website.

Die Trümmermänner

Die Trümmermänner

Erschienen in "Neon"

Text. Carsten Stormer; Fotos: JM Lopez

Millionen Syrer sind auf der Flucht. Doch was passiert mit denen, die blieben? In Aleppo versuchen ehemalige Kämpfer zu retten, was nicht mehr zu retten ist.


Fräulein Anns Gespür fürs Leben

Erschienen in "Eltern Family", Ausgabe 11/2017

TEXT: Isabel Stettin FOTOS: Sascha Montag

Im nördlichsten Kinderheim der Welt, auf der Insel Uummannaq in Grönland, hilft eine bemerkenswerte Frau jungen Inuit auf der Suche nach ihren Wurzeln. Und nach sich selbst

Shark callers way down under

Appeared in Playboy, Nov. 2010

Text: Carsten Stormer, photos: Jerome Segur und Carsten Stormer

On an island in Papua New Guinea, sharks are caught by hand. The fishermen are called “shark callers.”

Die Monster von Maguindanao

The monsters of Maguindanao

Appeared in "Die Welt", 23 Nov. 2010

By Carsten Stormer

A trial is bringing to light the strange crimes of a Philippine clan.

Jugend im Gaza-Streifen

Learning to fly

Appeared in "Amnesty International Magazin" 08–09/2011

By Carsten Stormer, photos by Alessandro Gandolfi/Parallelozero

The latest from Gaza: A new hip-hop culture is distracting youth from the Israeli blockade, religious extremists and opportunity cost with parcour, breakdancing, street art and music. L’art pour l’art in a land without an economy.

Schatten des Krieges

Shadows of war

Appeared in "Wiener Zeitung Extra", 8./9. Oktober 2011

Text und photos by Carsten Stormer

Thirty years after the Khmer Rouge terror ended, violence is still part of everyday life in Cambodia. One particularly cheap weapon is put to devastating use: battery acid.