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Felix has been working as a photographer and filmmaker (DoP Director of Photography) since 2012. Currently he is based out of Berlin, Germany. He has worked for and with Governments in Europe (Germany), Africa (Burkina Faso, Comoros, Kenya, São Tomé e Principe, South Africa, Mozambique), Asia (China, Vietnam) and the Caribbean (Belize) 

The African Union, UN, GIZ, Civil Peace Service, Kituo Cha Sheria, Waitt Institute count to his project partners. 

He has covered post-disaster regions in his reportage topics ranging from Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Urban Resilience and Urbanization, Ocean Economy, Environment, Water, Waste and Internal Displaced Persons.

 

Felix filmed and conducted more than 300+ Video interviews in English, German and French that he also edited. 

His photography explores and practices the capturing of people in the spaces that define their daily surroundings in urban territory and the streets, combining portrait and street photography to document social landscapes.

It is his experience of the stories that unfold before his lens that his work tells of. The objective is not to tell his subjects’ stories – they are their own -- but how his gaze informs what he encounters when he meets people in the context of their societies and cultures on his travels to different parts of the world. 

He considers himself fortunate that his work has placed him in the privileged position of having had the opportunity to experience many different cultures intensely on different continents, in over 50 countries, and in some exceptionally challenging environments. This includes but is not limited to countries affected by the aftermath of war and colonialism, countries harshly impacted by climate change, and countries where it is extremely difficult to travel, all of which prerequisites embracing diversity, empathy, respect, openness and sensitivity.

Vollmann's photos always have several angles and can be understood to universally exceed borders. This is because when he immerses himself in the feel of a city, town, or area. His objective is always to connect with people. It is these unique conversations that drive him and his lens toward the subjects. The integral human connection is central to everyone he photographs, which is why his utmost guiding rule is to be respectful of his subject’s integral humanity at all times in his work.

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