Bernd is an award-winning journalist and photographer whose career spans more than 30 years. While working as a full-time reporter and on assignments, images and articles appeared in many national and international publications in Germany and Western Europe, including the Abendzeitung (Germany), Algemeen Dagblad (Netherlands), Badische Zeitung (Germany), Bildzeitung (Germany), B.T. (Denmark), Das Handelsblatt
(Germany), Die Kronen Zeitung (Austria), Die Zeit (Germany), Dagbladet (Norway), Die Welt (Germany), Der Spiegel (Germany), Frankfurter Allgemeine (Germany), Frankfurter Neue Presse (Germany), Frankfurter Rundschau (Germany), Fuldaer Zeitung (Germany), Göttinger Tageblatt (Germany), Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany), Hessisch-Niedersächsische Allgemeine (Germany), Mannheimer Morgen (Germany), Münchner Merkur (Germany), Rheinische Post (Germany), Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Schwarzwälder Bote (Germany), Stern (Germany), Stuttgarter Zeitung (Germany), Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden), Thüringer Landeszeitung (Germany), Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), and on several blogs.
He did work for commercial clients including the AOK, Germany’s largest health insurance company, BMW, the British Plaster Board (Rigips), Hoechst AG, the cities of Toronto (Canada) and Vienna (Austria), The Province of Ontario, Canada, Karcher, Magna International, and Mercedes-Benz, among others.
Discovering and interpreting the many facets of life through the lens of a camera creates pictures that represent a personal, sometimes emotional snapshot of the world, recording history one image at a time."Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor," according to Yiddish author and playwright Sholom Aleichem.
Bernd has a passion for documentary and landscape photography and is currently working on several projects. "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see," said American naturalist and essayist John Burroughs.