Dirk Claus is a senior photo and multimedia editor and photography consultant with over fifteen years experience of producing, commissioning and directing photo assignments in Germany and Asia for print and online publications such as stern magazine, GEO Saison, GEO Special and View Magazine. He is also the founder and curator of Asia Journalist – an online magazine created with the objective of promoting and showcasing media stories and news related to Asia.
He directed the Asian photo coverage for stern magazine across all formats and editorial departments in Hong Kong and Bangkok between 2008 and 2013. Prior to this, he set up and run the photo department of the online site of stern magazine between 2001 and 2008.
As a regular visitor at international photo-festivals such as Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, World Press Photo, Angkor Wat Festival, Singapore Photo Festival, Pingyao, Yangon Photo, Chobi Mela and many more, he reviews photo and video portfolios and acts as a jury member for international awards.
For the past six years, he also lectured on photojournalis in China and most recently in Berlin to undergraduates and curated several photo exhibitions in Asia.
Dirk Claus has extensive experience in researching and sourcing photography and multimedia and maintains a big network of photographers, videographers, agencies and other photo-related professionals around the world with a focus on Asia. He is passionate about photojournalism and the new possibilities, internet and digitalization offers in terms of digital storytelling and multimedia communication.
Dirk is open for new challenges as a senior photo and multimedia editor, lecturer and consultant to individuals, companies and NGO`s looking for a greater understanding of the photography and multimedia business.