Sascha Montag

Germany

Biography

Born in 1975 in Halle / Saale. After school I went over a year across the globe. After that, I trained as a social worker and worked in various youth welfare projects in Berlin.

Incidentally developed more and more the passion to capture social stories with the camera. The necessary technology I acquired over the years as an autodidact to (and do that still). In 2002 I worked as a freelance photographer for the German Press Agency, dpa and since the end of 2008 I´m a member off the agency Zeitenspiegel.

So far I've worked for Der Spiegel, Stern, Die Zeit, NZZaS, SZ and many others. I also worked for NGOs such as Bread for the World, Terre des Hommes, UNICEF and Pro Asyl.

Funded project

How to combat neglected tropical diseases

Since 2019, the German government has supported a program to research and combat the neglected tropical disease-NTD in Africa. The journalists will report about exemplary projects and the first results of the new international program.