Photography

Pakistan, 2011 for „Deutsche Welthungerhilfe“
Cambodia, 2007 for „Deutsche Welthungerhilfe“
Argentina, 2010 for „Brot für die Welt“
Colombia, 2010 for „Misereor“
Argentina, 2010, independent work
Pakistan, 2006-2011 for „Kontinente“, „ADH“ and „Welthungerhilfe“
Brazil, 2010 for „Kontinente“
Brazil, 2010 for „Kontinente“
South Africa, 2009 for „terre des hommes“
Pakistan, 2011 for „Kontinente“ and „Kindermissionswerk“
Bolivia, 2010 and Pakistan, 2011 für „GIZ“ and „Kindermissionswerk“
Brazil, 2009 and Pakistan, 2011, independent work and for „Kindermissionswerk“
South Africa, 2009 and Brazil, 2012 for „GIZ“ and „Brot für die Welt“
Guatemala, 2011 for „Misereor“
Pakistan, 2011 for „Deutsche Welthungerhilfe“
Cambodia, 2013 for „Die Johanniter“
Brazil and Ecuador, 2007 for „Christian Blind Mission (CBM)
Pakistan, 2006 for „Aktion Deutschland Hilft“
Pakistan, 2011 for „Kontinente“
Pakistan, 2011 for „Kontinente“
Paraguay, 2012 and Pakistan, 2011 for „Misereor“ and „Kindermissionswerk“
Brazil, 2012 for „Brot für die Welt“
Haiti, 2010 for „Misereor“
Colombia, 2009 for „terre des hommes“
Pakistan, 2011 for „Kontinente“
Bolivia, 2010 and Ecuador, 2012 for „Welthungerhilfe“ and „Die Johanniter“
Pakistan, 2006 for „Welthungerhilfe“
Paraguay, 2012 for „Misereor“

Multimedia

Brazil, independent work (Florian Kopp and Sandra Weiss)
Haiti, 2013, independent work (Florian Kopp, Sandra Weiss, Uwe H. Martin, Frauke Huber)
Haiti, 2013, independent work (Florian Kopp, Sandra Weiss, Uwe H. Martin, Frauke Huber)

Profile

My pho­to­graphs cap­ture mo­ments in the lives of un­der­priv­i­leged peo­ple in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries. I strive to com­bine the aes­thet­ics and ex­pres­sive pow­er of pho­tog­ra­phy with the goal of lett­ing the world know about so­cial, ecol­o­gi­cal and eco­nom­ic in­jus­ti­ces.

Since 2005 I have pro­duced proj­ect doc­u­men­ta­tions and re­port­ag­es on so­cial and ecol­o­gi­cal themes in ­Af­ri­ca, Asia and La­tin Amer­i­ca. My cli­ents are aid or­ga­ni­sa­tions and so­cial­ly con­cerned me­dia.

As a ge­og­ra­phy grad­u­ate with a spe­cial fo­cus on de­vel­op­ment ge­og­ra­phy and a for­mer aid work­er in Pa­ki­stan and Af­ghan­i­stan, I am par­tic­u­lar­ly fa­mil­iar with this field.

Together with the Journalist Sandra Weiss I am running the cross-media agency Weko Media. We produce features about social topics in Latin America. Besides photos and text we include cross-media tools such as audio, video and webdesign to tell our stories. We got nominated for the renomated german Grimme Online-Award 2015 for our feature about reconstruction in Haiti after the earthquake: "Auf­er­stan­den als Ru­ine - Ge­win­ner und Ver­lie­rer des Wie­der­auf­baus in Haiti".

I am cur­rent­ly work­ing with jour­nal­ist San­dra Weiss on a mul­ti­me­dia proj­ect about the in­ter­na­tion­al aid ef­forts in Hai­ti. It was pub­lished on 12 Jan­u­ary 2014–the fourth an­ni­ver­sa­ry of the ca­tas­tro­phic Hai­tian earth­quake. The cul­tur­al foun­da­tion of the as­so­ci­a­tion of cre­a­tors of vi­su­al art (Kul­tur­werk der VG Bild-­Kunst) is kindly as­sist­ing this in­de­pen­dent proj­ect with a grant.

You can use my on­line ar­chives to search for mo­tifs and to ob­tain li­cen­ces for spe­cif­ic pho­to­graphs. If you have fur­ther ques­tions, are in­ter­est­ed in work­ing with me, or would like to com­mis­sion pho­to­graphs, please con­tact me via e-mail. I would be hap­py to hear from you.

Florian Kopp

Florian Kopp
born 27.10.1975

1996-2003:
Studied Geography in Cologne

2004 and 2006:
Aid worker in Afghanistan and Pakistan

since 2005:
Freelance photographer based in Rio de Janeiro / Brazil

References

Agencies:

Awards:

Travel planning

Destinations in 2015:

  • Brazil: German development cooperation, social housing, favela projects
  • Mexico: Features about the tourism industry in Cancun and about Latin-American migrants heading towards the USA
  • Argentina: Land conflicts
  • Paraguay: Land conflicts, public health projects
  • Costa Rica: German development cooperation
  • Ecuador: Water and sanitation projects in Andean communities

Pictures of these and other topics can be searched in my Online Archives. For any question please contact me at fl.kopp@gmx.de

Annual Planning 2013*:

  • February: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
    Carnival in Rio
  • March: Brazil, Mato Grosso
    Youth project, soccer, agrobusiness
  • April: Cambodia
    Public health, family planning, peace-making projects
  • May: Brazil, Sao Paulo
    Views of the city
  • June: Bolivia, La Paz
    Feature about German aid-workers and young volunteers
  • July: Brazil, Mato Grosso
    Feature about a German missonary who is drilling wells in Indian reservations
  • July: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
    World Youth Day and the pope´s visit in Brazil
  • September: Brazil, Ceará
    Children project, portrait of the artist Marcos Xenofonte
  • September: Haiti, Port-au-Prince and Leogane
    Multimedia project about the reconstruction efforts four years after the earthquake
  • October: Peru
    Social and ecological impacts of the mining industry in the Andes, orphanage in Ayacucho, traditional agriculture in Andean comunities
  • November: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
    German development cooperation

* Changes are possible at any time. I can be booked starting from Rio de Janeiro.