Sebastian Backhaus

Weserstr. 165
12045 Berlin

Germany: +49 176 21 82 14 14
Iraq: +964 75 15 34 39 48

My name is Sebastian Backhaus, a Berlin-based photographer. In 2013, while travelling through different countries of the Mediterranean, I discovered photography, taking my first pictures during the political unrest in Cairo. Before I began taking photos, I ran a nightclub and managed a child and youth welfare organisation. Today I cover humanitarian crises and wars throughout the Middle East.
Through my work, I aim to document the many moments in which we are at our most brutal and most compassionate, and which portray the stark contrasts of human existence.