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Mein Kumpel, der Islamist

Erschienen in "Playboy", August 2013

Text und Fotos: Carsten Stormer

Eigentlich wollte sich unser Autor nach Damaskus durchschlagen. Daraus wurde nichts. Stattdessen verbrachte er zwei Wochen in einer syrischen Islamisten-WG.


Es sind Lügner und Heuchler

Die Zeit Nr. 39 / 18. September 2014

Autor Fritz Schaap und Fotografin Alice Martins

Ahmed Abu Hamsa war Kommandeur beim »Islamischen Staat«. Im Interview erklärt er die Ziele und Methoden der Terroristen, warum junge Kämpfer sich ihnen anschließen, woran sie glauben und wie er desertierte

Teaser Backen Stern Crime

Justitia soll blind sein ...

Erschienen in stern Crime Nr. 16/2017

TEXT: Ingrid Eißele und Dominik Stawski

… und ein Richter sein Urteil ohne Ansehen der Person fällen. Aber kann er das wirklich? Ein Gespräch mit Richter Wolfgang Backen über die Grenzen der Gerechtigkeit.

Jugendliche bei der Tabakernte in Malawi

Smoking is dangerous to their health

Appeared in "Neon", 03/2011

Text: Markus Wanzeck, photos: Oliver Reinhardt

Thousands of children in Malawi work in the tobacco industry. Skin contact with the poisonous leaves makes them sick. But in a nicotine-depedent country, they have no choice.


The Gathering Storm

Appeared in Rogue magazine, December 2011

Photos: Carsten Stormer

The strife in Sudan is far from over. Under the oppressive hands of its Arab militia, African tribes like the Nuba - the mountain people of oil-rich South Kordofan - are being slaughtered “like animals” for their land. Daily air bombings have forced them to seek refuge in caves to avoid the carnage—a terrifying Darfur-like crisis, but with muted international response. Carsten Stormer breaks the conspiracy of silence

Photos: Carsten Stormer

Erschienen in Rogue Magazine, Dezember 2011

Christen im Irak

The last Christians

Appeared in "Kontinente", 03/2011

By Carsten Stormer, photos by Ivo Saglietti

Violence against religious minorities in Iraq is on the rise. Christians in particular are the targets of extremists and fanatics. A Roman Catholic priest in the Kurdish autonomous zone is doing his best to smooth the Islamists’ ruffled feathers.

Der Kampf der Nuba

The struggle of the Nuba

Appeared in Playboy, November 2011

By Carsten Stormer

One of Africa’s little-known civil wars is that in the southern Sudanese province of South Kordofan. Carsten Stormer traveled, illegally, to the front lines and reports on the Nuba rebels’ desperate struggle against a militarily superior foe.

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.