JOERG BOETHLING | photography

About JOERG BOETHLING | photography

Joerg Boethling,
born 1963,  started photography in 1985 on voyages as seaman on cargo vessels to Africa and Asia.

1992 studies Visual Communication/Documentary Photography at the Fine Art College HfbK in Hamburg.
I have worked as photographer with agenda PG
, a group of independent photographers and journalists, from 1995 to 2012.
Since 2012 I am freelance photographer
based in Hamburg/Germany.

I am working worldwide and focusing on subjects like rural development, sustainable agriculture, fair trade, environment,
social issues, renewable energy, economy, migration, labour, globalization, religion, culture and others.

My clients are international aid and developing agencies, NGO´s, companies, magazines and newspapers.

Working fields:

Photo documentations of development and aid projects
Photo and text reports together with journalists
Portrait photography
Photography for companies
Event photography
Multimedia projects, web films: Burkina Faso view here or Tanzania view here
Exhibition projects
Images for flyer, websites, booklets and books
Image Archive


in Guardian, New Internationalist, NZZ, NZZ Folio, WOZ, Tagesanzeiger, Datum, taz,
Sueddeutsche, Die Zeit, Stern, brand eins, mare, Handelsblatt, ftd, Neue Energie, Natur, Geolino, merian,
PM magazin, annabelle, missio Magazin, Kontinente, weltsichten, Menschen, Spiegel, focus, E+Z, rural21, LUX etc.

References and publications you also may view in PORTFOLIO on this website.

I have worked in:

Western Europe, Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Syria

Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi,
Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunesia,
Uganda, Zambia

Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, INDIA, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal,
Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand

Brazil, Uruguay

As I have visited INDIA 30times, it was my main travel destination for more than 20 years. In India I have focused on
several themes, like cotton farmer suicides in Vidharba, coal mining in Jharia, the megacities Mumbai and Kolkata,
Narmada dams, Adivasi, women movement Gulabi Gang, innovation search Shodh Yatra, Bollywood film industry,
Software industry, fair trade and organic cotton projects, renewable energy, Jain festival Mahamastakabisheka etc.

The photo archive on this website may be searched with english or german keywords!
Please register yourself here with email and password for layout- or hires downloads and
send me after a short message by email that the activation can be done immediately.

If you search doesn´t match, please contact me as not all images are online yet.

Royalties for usage of photos can be negotiated. Do not hesitate to contact me.