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Norbert Becke is a passionate portrait and wildlife photographer. Today he is best known for his unique images of people. For these encounters he also travels to remote corners of the earth, such as to the indigenous people in the highlands of Papua New Guinea or to the isolated Huaorani Indians in the deepest jungles of Ecuador.
His photographs are never staged, but develop out of the moment. Again and again he is asked how he manages to gain people’s trust so that they let him photograph them. Often it is only a brief moment that decides. Sometimes a gesture or a smile is enough to break the ice. Most important, however, is the respect he shows his counterpart. This is how fascinatingly intense snapshots are created that captivate the viewer.