Christian Werner

Rubble and Delusion: A Journey Through Assad’s Syria

Project Description

With the fall of Aleppo, the regime of Bashar Assad once again controls Syria’s second largest city. But is reconciliation possible in the country? A journey through the dictator’s rump state.


Christian Werner is a freelance multimedia/photojournalist based in Boitzum, Germany. Born in 1987, Chris studied photojournalism and documentary photography from 2009 to 2014 at the University of Hanover. He works as a freelance photojournalist and published his photos and stories, among others, in Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, TIME, The Washington Post and many more. From 2012 to 2016 Christian Werner was represented by the German reportage agency laif. Since late 2016 Chris has been represented by Zeitenspiegel. His photographic focus is the processing of social injustice, conflicts and geopolitical issues. His work has received awards several times and has frequently been exhibited internationally. In 2015 Chris participated in the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. In 2016 Chris was chosen in the 30 under 30 Europe Forbes List in the Media category. In late summer 2016 he began working with MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station).

Chris has worked in various countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and South America.

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Thaddeus Pope is the Director of Visual Communications for The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and the Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.



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