Mit dem Licht kommt das Lachen.

Mit dem Licht kommt das Lachen.

Welcome to my supporter page. For those of you who don’t know me yet, I am David, a freelance photographer from Freiburg. For a long time, my focus has been on travel and nature photography. However in 2016, my life changed a lot when I decided to volunteer in Idomeni, one of the largest refugee camps in Europe since WWII.

Since then, I have spent many months in various refugee camps and hotspots along the Balkan route, in the Middle East, and Africa, experiencing firsthand the lives and daily challenges of people on the move. I have seen fears and sorrows, but also unfailing hope, resilience and the joy people find in life despite all hardships.

For everyone back home, I do my best to document and share these experiences and to provide a better understanding by reporting on the underlying issues and realities on the ground through photography, social media and on my blog.

It’s the most valuable work I’ve ever done and I would love to continue working on humanitarian issues and creating compelling and challenging photo documentaries from around the world, to the best of my abilities. For this, I need your support.


How you can support me:


If you want to support me to continue reporting independently and regularly on human rights, humanitarian, and other important topics, here are four great ways:

1.) Spread the word. A free way to help in a massive way is to simply tell your friends about my blog and share my articles on social media.

2.) The most valuable way you can support me is with a small monthly donation via Paypal or through the crowdfunding platforms Patreon and Ko-fi. Imagine it as if you were inviting me for a cup of coffee once a month. You can choose the amount freely and cancel it at any time. All contributions are deeply appreciated as they will really help me and allow me to work on future projects in a sustainable way.

3.) Make a one-time donation through PayPal. If monthly support is not your thing, this works great too.

4.) Subscribe to my Newsletter. The best way for me to establish a closer connection with you is through my newsletter. I know how overloaded all our inboxes are, so I treat my email list like gold. I only send the general newsletter for important announcements and special entries on my blog.

Thanks so much for everything. Your support will go a long way.