About

Currently lives and works in Luxembourg. After my studies in visual communication in Brussels and Cologne, I initiated several projects around sustainable living in everyday life, launching exhibitions and a magazine amongst others. Feeling at ease in the uprising artistic and cultural scene, I have been photographing local and international acts on many stages throughout Luxembourg and a board. I have been the visual storyteller behind the photographs of several communication campaigns of cultural institutions, festivals and artistic projects. In 2014, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Luxembourgish artist Filip Markiewicz on an audio-visual work for the exhibition Paradiso Lussemburgo presented at the Luxembourgish pavilion at Venice Biennale.

Since 2013, I'm working as an independent full time photographer, working mainly for local press and magazines such as Lëtzebuerger Land, Paperjam, Delano, City Mag and being commissioned by Nido (Stern) or Les jours.

2013 marks as well the starting point of a series of independent travels to countries and cities such as Istanbul, Turkey where I covered the Gezi Park occupation and protests, Myanmar and Japan in 2015, or Teheran, Iran in 2016.

Personally I try to capture the in-between moments that remain often unseen. Intrigued by the unfamiliar, and the functioning of other cultures, my work distinguishes itself by its human approach, and the telling of his subjects’ stories. My strong interest for socio-political themes and actions, social cohesion, as well as contemporary events, such as the recent arrival of refugees in Europe, has led him naturally to join the project I am not a refugee.

I currently work as a photojournalist for Lëtzebuerger Land.

Sven Becker