1939: born in Münster / Westfalia
1959: member of staff, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, first paubliacations in newspapers and magazines
1970–2004: editorial photographer for politics and the arts, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
since 1992: Akademie der Künste, Berlin-Brandenburg
since 2000: honorary professor for photography, FH Darmstadt2010: Pour le mérite Order for Sciences and Arts
Numerous international institutional exhibitions.