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About — Alfred Diebold

About

Alfred Diebold is a German photographer based in Tirana, Albania. Educated in Germany, the US (NYU-Tisch School of the Arts) and Italy (Rome School of Photography) he has published photo books, produced films and contributed to magazines, newspapers and important publications with his photos, articles and essays. Among others for the United Nations, the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Deutschlandfunk, World Bank, Rheinische Post, Kleine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung and TAZ to mention a few. He has worked in Africa, Asia, Latin and North America, Europa and Antarctica. In recent years he concentrated on stories in Central Asia, Albania and Italy. After getting to know the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson he decided to become a photographer. Alfred likes to become part of events and takes joy in understanding local traditions and ways of life in remote far away places but also in metropolitan settings. He sees himself as a witness, as an analyst and observer and as such he is a documentary, reportage and travel photographer. At times he is a photojournalist, other times he is a story teller with an artistic approach. Besides personal stories he  wants to report about the great challenges of our times like climate change in the Arctic and Central Asia, the drying-up of the Aral Sea or international water conflicts. His ambition is to see, understand and interpret the world with his own eyes and bring the issues closer to decision makers and the public.