Fabian Zapatka was born in 1978 und spend most of his childhood in Munich. Early on he quit school and moved to Berlin. After years as an actor in movies, in 2006 he begann his career as a photographer. Soon well known german and international magazines published his pictures. On a regular bases he works for the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin (Süddeutsche Zeitung Friday supplement), for Die Zeit and Der Spiegel. His work is dominated by documenting people and the environment they life in. 2015 he published his first book „Perspectives 1“ about animal testing, at „Distance Over Time“.