We are DOCKS, a collective of five young photographers.
We stand for diverse and contemporary approaches to documentary photography. With humanistic values as our common basis, we believe in the power of visual storytelling.
Fabian Ritter (1992) grew up between a franconian small town, Austrian mountain scape and german „no-go areas“. Shaped by insights on different cultures and ways of life, he is interested in social phenomena and tensions of society. Today, he focuses on those topics with artistic and documentary approaches.
Arne Piepke (1991) comes from a small village surrounded by hills and trees. His attitude towards photography was shaped by an urge to break out and explore. He deals with social issues and the people‘s connection to history and their surroundings.
Ingmar Björn Nolting (1995) volunteered to help the homeless and blind after finishing his A-levels in Southern Germany. Since then, due to this very formative experience, Ingmar‘s photographic work has focused on social documentary issues, in which he sets his sights on people and their habitats, which have disappeared from the public eye.
Maximilian Mann (1992) grew up in Kassel, Germany. During a voluntary service in Tanzania, his desire to study photography grew. In his photographic works he is primarily engaged in socially marginalised groups and minorities in Eastern Europe.
Tim Brederecke (1993) was born in a small town of northern Germany. After two semesters of engineering he decided to study photography in Dortmund. Bringing many different influences into his work, Tim is a practical documentary and portrait photographer.
© DOCKS Collective, 2018