Hartmut Schwarzbach, Editorial Photographer

based in Hamburg Hartmut Schwarzbach (51) works as a photo-journalist with the Argus Fotoarchiv, a photo-agency specialized on environmental and humanitarian issues. In 2000 he started a documentary and long time project on children rights traveling to many Asian and African countries. He uses the medium format camera for portraits and the 35mm for reportages and street-photography. Most of his assignments he covers for the German leading News Magazine Der Spiegel and the catholic magazine Kontinente. Hartmut Schwarzbach was born in Hamburg and studied photography at the University of applied scienes in Dortmund.

“For a good photo-story you need a lot of time. I spent years to get so close to the people living on the Aroma Smokey Mountain in Manila, Philippines. Together with my guide I brought many packs of pancit (noodles) to the families and paid school fees to some poor children. In the end it was a great change and sometimes fun for them being photographed. “
Awards:
1. Prize „Ein Tag in Deutschland“ 1989
3. Prize UNEP International Photographic Competition
on the Environment 1994-1995
1. Prize Fuji Euro Press Photo Award Germany News 1996
1. Prize Fuji Euro Press Photo Award Germany News 1997
1. Prize UNEP International Photographic Competition
on the Environment 1999-2000
1. Prize Fuji Euro Press Photo Awards Features 2002
UNICEF Photo of the year 2006 Honorable Mention
UNICEF Photo of the year 2007 3. Prize
Media award of Kindernothilfe Category Photo 2007

Website:
www.hartmut-schwarzbach.de

Contact:
argus Fotoagentur GbR
Sternstr. 67, 20357 Hamburg, Germany,
Phone: +49 (0)40-4 39 09 09, Fax: +49 (0)40-4 30 30 47,
e-mail: HSchwarzbach@argus-foto.de
Images of rubbish dump children in Manila (Philippines)
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