08/2008 - 12/2010 Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Missouri, USA
MA Photojournalism 12/2010, GPA 4.0 (U.S. grading system)
09/2007 - 08/2008 University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hannover, Germany
Non-degree seeking student Photojournalism
09/2002 - 08/2007 University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany
Diploma, Photo Design, 08/2007, GPA 1.9 (according to German grading system from 1.0 [best] – 4.0 [lowest])

relevant experience

since 04/2013 Photo Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Germany
09/2012 - 03/2013 Contract Photographer, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Germany
06/2011 - 08/2011 Photography Intern, Denver Post, Denver, Colo.
01/2011 - 05/2011 Picturedesk Intern, ZUMAPRESS
08/2010 - 12/2010 Graduate Coordinator, Missouri Photo Workshop
01/2010 - 06/2010 Graduate Coordinator/Webmaster, Picture of the Year International
08/2009 - 12/2009 Webmaster, Missouri Photo Workshop
05/2009 - 08/2009 Photography Intern, Valley News, West Lebanon, N.H.
01/2009 - 05/2009 Staff Photographer, Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Mo.
10/2006 - 08/2008 IMAGO 1:1 (Instant life-size self portrait camera)
2004 - 2008 Journeys to Bangladesh, India and Zimbabwe
02/2004 - 07/2004 Photography Intern, DRIK photo agency, Dhaka, Bangladesh

grants and awards

02/2011 Induction into Golden Key International Honor Society
12/2010 Induction into Kappa Tau Alpha (National Honor Society for Journalism and Mass Communication; University of Missouri, Columbia, chapter)
2008/2009 Fulbright Scholarship MA Photojournalism at Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Mo.
09/2008 Tuition Scholarship for 60th Missouri Photo Workshop


Languages Bilingual in German and English, Bengali (advanced), Italian (basic), French (basic)
Computer Skills All Windows and Mac OS, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, Lightroom, Soundbooth, Premiere, Final Cut, CaptureOne, Photo Mechanic, Audacity, Soundslides, Dreamweaver, Flash; fluent in HTML and CSS, basic PHP; advanced computer maintenance and network administration skills;
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Hootsuite


Petra Payer, Photo Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Hultschiner Strasse 8, 81677 Munich, Germany. Office Phone: +49 (89) 2183-7778. Email: petra.payer@sueddeutsche.de
Tim Rasmussen, Assistant Managing Editor of Photography, The Denver Post, 101 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80202. Office Phone: (303) 954-1896. Email: trasmussen@denverpost.com
Ruaridh Stewart, News Director/Picture Desk Manager, ZUMAPRESS, 408 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672. Office Phone: (949) 481-3747. Email: ruaridh@zumapress.com
Rita Reed, Associate Professor, Photojournalism, Missouri School of Journalism. University of Missouri, 107 Lee Hills Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-1200. Office Phone: (573) 882-3746. Email: reedri@missouri.edu
David Rees, Associate Professor, Chair Photojournalism, Missouri School of Journalism. University of Missouri, 106 Lee Hills Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-1200. Office Phone: (573) 882-3635. Email: reesd@missouri.edu
Rick Shaw, Director, Pictures of the Year International. University of Missouri, 315 Reynolds Journalism Institute, Columbia, MO 65211-1200. Office Phone: (573) 884-7351. Email: shawrf@missouri.edu
Geoff Hansen, Photo Editor, Valley News, 24 Interchange Dr., West Lebanon, N.H., 03847. Office Phone: (603) 727- 3247. Email: ghansen@vnews.com
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