Born in Pforzheim in 1918, died in Hamburg in 2005.
Since 1945 reporter at the Signal Corps of the United States Army. 1948 to 1951 photographer at the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung in Heidelberg. Afterwards photographer for the journal "Quick". Photo reporter at the STERN from 1960 to around 1990.
- 1967 World Press Photo Awards, category "General News / Stories": 1st Price
- 1980 World Press Photo Awards, category "People in the News / Stories": 3rd Price