for Greenpeace Magazine. Mountains of household and industrial waste pile up on the outskirts of towns and villages. Criminals make millions of dollars from illegal waste dumps, and there are at least 127 of them in the state of Brandenburg alone. Chemical samples indicate excessive amounts of heavy metals such as mercury and arsenic. The results are alarming. But the authorities have been doing nothing for years. Text by Michael Billig und Marius Münstermann
In September 2019 I traveled for 3,5 weeks to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo to work on a reportage about the Ebola virus and the vaccine. Since June 2020 the 10th Ebola outbreak in the DRC has been declared over. The picture essay was published in STERN and GEO with a text by Fiona Weber-Steinhaus. The research was supported by the DSW and the European Journalism Center.