About us

Frauke Huber and Uwe H. Martin are visual storytellers working on long-term, in-depth, documentary projects around the world that combine photography with documentary film, text and sound. Currently they work on a set of multimedia documentaries about the global commons water, seed and land: White Gold investigates the social and environmental effects of global cotton production. Their new visual research project LandRush explores the impact of large-scale agro investments on rural economies and land-rights, the boom of renewable fuels, the reallocation of land and the future of agriculture around the world. Both series are part of the collaborative art and research project World of Matter, which investigates primary materials and the complex ecologies of which they are a part. In 2010 Frauke and Uwe founded Aggreys Dream, a project supporting a school in a slum in Mombasa, Kenya, which became the blueprint for the establishing of the Freelens Foundation.

Over the years Uwe and Frauke received numerous recognitions and awards for their work including the German Reporter Award 2011, the Greenpeace Award in 2014 and the Development Media Award 2013.

Besides their collective work Uwe H. Martin is a multimedia producer at the prestigious Bombay Flying Club. He serves on the jury of the World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest, the Lumix Multimedia Award, the German Reporter Award, the CPOY and the Bosch Masterclass „Future of Science Journalism“, where he is also part of the faculty. Uwe is teaching photography and multimedia storytelling in universities, journalism schools and workshops around the world.