Michael Trammer

Photojournalist / Mediadesigner Picture & Sound
     
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Location: Hanover, Germany
Nationality: German
Biography: Freelance journalist based in Hannover. Searching for calmness among chaos. My work is mainly focused on social movements, breaking news, politics, far-right extremism and humanitarian crisis. I like multimedia storytelling and photo-essays. 
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Credits: michael trammer
Date of Work: 09/29/17 - 10/03/17
Updated: 10/24/19
Location: Barcelona


Catalan Independence Referendum 2017. Following a long history of separatist ideas, the Catalan regional government 2017 decided to hold a referendum for all inhabitants of Catalonia to vote on their independence. The Spanish Central Government, lead by Rajoy, declared this as anticonstitutional. In a clandestine operation the inhabitants of Catalonia managed to order hundreds of urnes to France, smuggle them accross the border, print ballots and set up polling stations. Regional groups squatted schools. On the day of the referendum Catalan police opposed their orders and the Spanish Policia Nacional and Guardia Civil attempted to confiscate urnes and ballots. During sit ins in fornt of schools and scuffles some 1000 people were wounded according to Catalan authorities. Approximately 43% of the Catalans participated. 93% voted „Si“. After the declaration of the independence by president Puidgdemont, new elections were held. Puidgedemont fled to Bruxelles.  From early only far-right, pro-Spanish demonstrators took it to the streets as well. Neo fascist with tattooed swastikas could be seen standing on Catalan flags, showing the „Hitler“-salute. The referendum divided the people living and working in the area and was controversially discussed.

Now - two years later - some nine prominent supporters of the referendum were jailed for up to 13 years for having organized the referendum. Clashes errupt in Barcelona. A new general strike was held. The movement for independence seems to be resparked by the judging.

Pictures from my archive, taken in Barcelona during the referendum 2017.
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"Querdenken 511" am 21.11. in Hannover

By Michael Trammer / Opernplatz, Hannover — Am 21. November versammelten sich über 500 Anhänger*innen der "Querdenken" Bewegung in..
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Conspiracy Ideologists rally in Berlin, as new German Infection Protection Act is decided

By Michael Trammer / Brandenburger Tor, Berlin — Several thousand participated in protests around the german parliament Reichstag in Berlin on November 18th,..
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Kundgebung des "Corona Infobus" in Hannover

By Michael Trammer / Opernplatz, Hannover — Am 13. November hielt Corona-Skeptiker Bodo Schiffmann gemeinsam mit Verschwöhrungsideologe Samuel..
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"Querdenken" protest in Leipzig

By Michael Trammer / Leipzig — On November 7th ten-thousands of people took part in a mass-rally organized by the group "Querdenken..
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Far-right Intrumentalizes Death of Young Man in Chemnitz

By Michael Trammer / Chemnitz — After a young man near Chemnitz city fair was stabbed to death potentially by a person seeking asylum in..
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Tower Block Quarantine / "We are also humans"

By Michael Trammer / Groner Landstrasse 9, Göttingen — In the small town Goettingen, in Lower-Saxony, "Groner Landstraße 9", a residential complex..
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Black Lives Matter Protest in (Northern) Germany

By Michael Trammer / Bremen — After the killing of George Floyd sparked protest against racist violence across the United States,..
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Lesvos Multimedia-Reportage

By Michael Trammer/Raphael Knipping / Lesbos, Greece — A longread multimedia project (in german) on the situation for refugees on Lesvos in February and March..
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Observations 1

By Michael Trammer / Jerusalem — Along reporting and traveling I often observe my surroundings and attempt to collect feelings and moments...
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Cover "Dirty Laundry" Zoo Escape

By Michael Trammer / München — Glam Rock´n´Roll meets Powerpop! Welcome to the washing instructions for ZOO ESCAPE's new..
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Stranded in Bavaria

By Michael Trammer / Deggendorf — Since August 2018 refugees in Bavaria are isolated in so called "ANKER" Centers, large camps..
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La Dolce Vita in a Bowl

By Michael Trammer / Münster — The fair »Doglive« offers everything that can be capitalized on around the topic of the oldest..
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Where it all began

By Michael Trammer / Geburtskirche, Betlehem — In Betlehem, the birth site of Jesus - nowadays located in the West Bank, annually big celebrations take..
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Burning Rage

By Michael Trammer / Athen — On December 6, 2008 a policeman on patrol murdered 16 year old Alexandros Grigoropolus near the alternative..
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Campaign ARRI Alexa Mini LF

By Michael Trammer / München — In March 2019 camera manufacturer ARRI introduced a new, digital, large format film camera for cinema..
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Welcome to Paradise

By Michael Trammer / Biarritz — Annually the seven leading industry nations hold a summit to meet and discuss topics moving international..
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The Bookbinder

By Michael Trammer / Buchbinderei Stranhöner — Jürgen Dederra, a small bookbinder in Munich, puts finest craftsmanship in every book he manufactures...
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End of so called ‘NSU’ anti-terror trial in Munich

By Michael Trammer / München — After more then 5 years, in June 2018 the trial against three members of the so-called 'NSU' ..
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Wildfire in Northern Germany

By Michael Trammer / Lübtheen — A heat-wave in early July in Germany led to fields and forest drying out. In Lübtheen a wildfire was..
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Bella Halben

By Michael Trammer / Bielefeld — ... is a well established german camera women with a lot of passion for her job. Becoming a camera women in..
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Keshvari Carpenting

By Michael Trammer / Keshvari Teppiche — Somewhere in the southern part of downtown Hannover a small Persian carpenter can be found. Mr Keshvari..
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Climate Activism in Germany

By Michael Trammer / Rheinland — During the past years the climate crisis, consequences of global warming, our habits  of consumption..
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LELEX

By Michael Trammer / München Hauptbahnhof — During terror attacks and disasters everyone on site turn into a broadcaster and reporter. Through social..
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Deportations to Afghanistan from Munich Airport

By Michael Trammer / Flughafen München — On a monthly basis since early 2017 the german government is conducting mass-deportations to Afghanistan...
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