Oliver Borchert, mayor, for STERN magazine
Micki R., artist, for ZEIT MAGAZIN Online
Rico Brauer, lawyer, for STERN magazine
Kazim Erdogan, Psychologist, for ZEIT MAGAZIN Online
Dana Vowinckel, writer for NZZ - Neue Zuercher Zeitung
Sacha Wohlleben, niece
Zeina Nassar, German featherweight boxing champion
Cosplayers "Yumi" (L), and "Miro"
Claudia, and her son Oscar, residents at a woman's shelter
Asra, Yasir and Modasir Karimi, Afghan refugees, for Defence for Children Netherlands
Afghan refugees Asra (R), 10, and her brothers Yasir (8) and Modasir (7), pictured on a playground close to the refugee shelter in Berlin Pankow, where the Karimi family found shelter. Berlin, Germany, June 16, 2022. “We walked for almost three hours in the pouring rain through a pitch-dark forest. We didn't know if we were walking right and kept tripping over tree stumps. I had two of our children on my back, my wife carried our youngest. They couldn't stop crying.", recounts their father Mr. Karimi (not pictured here) about their refuge to Germany. Over 30.000 refugees from Afghanistan applied for asylum in Germany in 2022.
Kateryna, student from Ukraine, for ZEIT Online
Kateryna, 23, student from Ukraine: “I fight for Ukraine to remain a free country. My whole family lives there. My parents, my aunts and my cousins have fled Kiev immediately on 24th February. They own a house in the countryside. I think they are relatively safe there. I wish for the Russian people to fight against their government and take it down. Freedom is not for free. I know that many people have been arrested during demonstrations in Moscow. But it is not enough. It is terrible that we must be afraid for our families lives now.” Berlin, Germany, 27. February, 2022.
Marina, pensioner, for ZEIT Online
Marina, 59, portrayed inside her 'Housing First' flat in Berlin Gesundbrunnen, Germany, January 18, 2022.
Housing First is an approach that offers permanent, affordable housing to homeless people and then supports them in various ways to keep their housing and avoid going back to homelessness. Other than traditional approaches, this alternate system of emergency shelter is based on the concept that the primary need of any homeless individual is to obtain housing, and that other issues like alcoholism should be addressed once the housing is acquired. Marina Meyer, 59, was homeless for ten years. She recently found an apartment through Housing First.
Marina (M), and her daughters Margerita (R), und Xenia (L), Ukrainian refugees, for NZZ - Neue Zuercher Zeitung
Ukrainian refugee Marina (centre), 34, and her daughters Margerita (R), 14, und Xenia (L), 12, portrayed inside their temporary hotel shelter room in Berlin, Germany, March 02, 2022, shortly after their arrival. Marina says they are happy to have arrived safely in Berlin. They were overwhelmed by the helpfulness of the Poles and the Germans.
Sarah, student and domestic violence survivor
Dounya, film producer and friend
Ralf Remmert, farmer, for NZZ - Neue Zuercher Zeitung
Dr. Jörn Gessner, scientist, for STERN magazine
Pamela (alias), resident at a women's shelter
Jens Kihl, Norwegian journalist, for Klassekempen
Ivan (alias), student and Russian refugee, for NZZ - Neue Zuercher Zeitung
Sven Rübner, president of Sportwagen Club e.V. Leipzig, for NZZ - Neue Zuercher Zeitung
Jonathan Niclaus, designer and artist, for TAZ - Die Tageszeitung
Yoghurt (alias), cosplayer
Dia Monawar, Syrian refugee for ZEIT Online
Anastasia Biefang, military commander, for STERN magazine
Maja Wallstein, social democrat and member of the German Bundestag, for ZEIT Online
Oliver Schieke, master baker, for STERN magazine
Veronica Veneziano, mother, for ZEIT Online
Anne Luise Kitzerov, and her daughter Henriette, for STERN magazine
Moran Sanderovic, artist, for TAZ - Die Tageszeitung
Emy Fem, sex worker and activist, for Neues Deutschland
Amina with four of her five children, Syrian refugees, for Humedica
Jigme Konchok Lhamo, Kung Fu Nun
(FL) Ninu, Lena, Milind, Jaimi, Sajeev, and Pradeep, perform the Hindu Śrāddha ritual