Rural Infrastructure in Switzerland

Bus stop, Rapperswil

Switzerland is among the top ten ranking countries concerning infractructure. Still, the changing appearance of public service is a popular topic for discussion among the Swiss – not least after a recent people’s vote which rejected regulations for public service. The aim was to examine the state of public service in villages off the agglomerations. Not in the mountains –…… Continue reading Rural Infrastructure in Switzerland

Building Ruins

El Cotillo, Spain April 8, 2013.

Construction in Spain boomed – until the economy collapsed in 2008. The result of the property bubble bursting are abandoned building sites omnipresent in Spain.

Goose Steps in East Berlin, 1989

Changing of the guard at the war memorial Neue Wache at Unter den Linden in East Berlin, German Democratic Republic, August 1989.

As we move houses soon, I am constantly tidying up these days. Wrapped in old newspapers, I discovered two old black and white prints made from photos I took in 1989 in East Berlin, only months before the fall of the Berlin Wall. I was about 17 and dreaming of becoming a photojournalist. My favourite…… Continue reading Goose Steps in East Berlin, 1989


In June, I portrayed Alizwa, an 18 years old young woman living in Kayelitsha, a township of Cape Town in South Africa. Some days ago, I got notice that Alizwa had died of meningitis on September 6, 2011. She was a joyful and melancholic person at almost the same moment.


Betty and her husband have eight children. They live in a small makeshift shack in Imizano Yethu, a settlement in Hout Bay, South Africa.