Biography:

I have been working for unexpected jobs like as an apprentice train driver, worker in a woodmill, a hospital, a local newspaper and also as a roady for concerts.
In between I started 2013 to study photojournalism and documentary photography at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

I speak fluently french, german and english, broken spanish and have some bengali, hindi and arabic notions.
My work has been published in newspapers and magazines such as Stern, Neue Züricher Zeitung, Le Nouvel Obs’, Reporter Ohne Grenzen, Zenith, Flutter, VSD, Grazia and taz
In 2016 I received an award of excellence by College Photographer of the Year.
Currently based in Bangladesh within the frame of an exchange program with Pathshala South Asia Media Institute.                                                                   

Exhibitions & Awards:

05. 2017: "Isaya's Dream" exhibited at Kolga Festival, Tbilisi - Georgia
03. 2017: „Until now...“ exhibited at Transizioni Festival, Bologna - Italy
11. 2016:  CPOY College Photographer Of the Year, Award of Excellence, Portfolio Category, Missouri - USA
11. 2016: „Until now...“ exhibited at Zoom Festival, Saguenay - Canada
08. 2016: „Underground Pirates“ exhibited at Festival Off Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan - France
07. 2016: „Underground Pirates“ screening at Festival du Journalisme Vivant, Couthures - France
06. 2016: „Underground Pirates“ exhibited at Lumix Festival, photography category, Hannover - Germany
06. 2016: „Until now...“ exhibited at Lumix Festival, multimedia category, Hannover - Germany
06. 2016: „Underground Pirates“ exhibited at Les Promenades Photographiques, Vendôme - France
04. 2015: „Photo Storytelling: After Dark“ World Press Photo Workshop, Amsterdam - Netherlands
                     

Contact:

François Xavier Klein
Bergmannstr. 7
30159 Hannover
- Germany -
+49 176 22 14 96 94
fr.klein@gmx.fr