Born in Hemmingen in 1942, died in Hamburg in 2001.
Trainee journalist at the "Neue Ruhr Zeitung" in Essen. Afterwards active as a freelance photo reporter and researcher for various daily newspapers and magazines. Photo reporter at the STERN from 1977 to 1997. 1993 foundation of the association "Dunkelziffer e. V. – Hilfe für sexuell missbrauchte Kinder" ("Unreported cases – help for sexually abused children") in the aftermath of a STERN report (1989: "Child abusers").