Born in Racibórz/ Upper Silesia in 1927, died in 2020.
Took photographs already as a student. Captivity as a prisoner of war in the Soviet Union up to 1948. Afterwards secondary-school leaving certificate (Abitur) in Jena. 1954 to 1963 photographer at the "Rheinische Post" in Düsseldorf. 1963/ 64 work for the dpa. Photo reporter at the STERN from 1964 to 1993.
- 1961 World Press Photo Awards, category "Sports / Singles": 1st Price
- 1962 World Press Photo Awards, category "Features / Singles": Honourable Mention