On Saturday July 15th a group around Thommy Frenck called Turonen / Garde 20 organized a neonazi rockconcert in a small village in Thüringen. More then 6000 neo-nazis came to listen to bands like: Sleipnir, Die Lunikoff Verschwörung, Stahlgewitter and several others. The event was announced as a political rally and the local admission failed to get the event prohibited in front of court. Journalists were insulted, spit at and physically attacked by participants of the event. Police did not see a chance to enter the public political rally with joutnalists and therefore reporting was only possible from outside. Neonazis were shouting “Ruldof Heß” after a speech in commemorance of Hitlers deputy.
I am a young freelance photo- and videojournalist currently based in the Munich area. Also I am founder of the page 24mmjournalism - what started as a small project to make my pictures available for the public has by now become a team project. My personal approach and declared goal is to document the fast-moving and always changing world around us. Protests and social movements are an often chosen way to display anger and mischief about conditions in our society. I try to deliver a wide-angle picture of those, confronting the viewer with the full width of the documented incident. 24mm of course also refers to my all favourite focal length and one of my best companions. Do not hesitate to contact me so we can get in touch - either if you have criticism on my work or want to join the 24mmjorunalism team! View all posts by Michael Trammer