rafa Ralf Falbe

Freelance Photojournalist - Videographer
Editorial: https://www.torial.com/ralf.falbe
Ralf Falbe Photography: www.ralffalbe.com
Contact: [email protected]

Ralf was born in 1967 in Hamburg, Germany. He studied architectuce and worked several years as a head of construction. Lured by the challenge of visual arts and journalism, Ralf started with photography and reporting about his travel experience. In 2003 he became a full-time freelance photographer and journalist, specialised in sports, documentary, travel, event. In 2012 he joined the multimedia FREELENS workshop in Hamburg and started with visual storytelling. His innovative photos, videos and written stories were published by international media houses and magazines. Ralf’s work has appeared in such publications as Stern, Neue Zuercher Zeitung NZZ Online, taz.de, Guardian, Daily Express, Press Association, Bild.de, Cordon Press, Viajar, Smithsonian Digital, Corbis Services Ltd., Kurier.at, Belga News Agency, L`Endavant, Bieler Tagblatt, All Over Press Norway, FÜR SIE, Dresdner Morgenpost, Today.it, Cambridge University Press, Europske Noviny, Bergsteiger Magazin, Agenzia Fotogiornalistica Contrasto, Daily Mail, Die Rheinpfalz, Badisches Tagblatt. Shortlisted for PR-Bild Award 2015 in the category tourism, sports, travel. Awarded for Slideshare Wanderlust photo contest 2016 – winner and commended. Fellow oft he German photo agency Imagetrust and working on assignment for Evangelischer Pressedienst (EPD). In 2016 non-profit documentary of the NGO German Doctors in the Philippines. Ralf is living in Hamburg, Germany.

Media created

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Amazon Rainforest
Pará
By Ralf Falbe
15 Jan 2013

Smoke rises from a slash-and-burn site in the Amazon Rainforest in Pará State, Brazil

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Firedance
Boracay
By Ralf Falbe
23 Jan 2015

Firedancers on White Beach, Boracay, Philippines.

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Manila Nightlife
Manila
By Ralf Falbe
23 Jan 2015

A singer and band performs at a nightclub in Manila, Philippines.

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Mea Shearim
Jerusalem
By Ralf Falbe
11 May 2015

A man reads a notice posted in the Mea Shearim district, an Ultra Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem.

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Bar Mitzvah
Jerusalem
By Ralf Falbe
11 May 2015

Bar Mitzvah service, a Jewish religious tradition, in the old city of Jerusalem.

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Manila Street Vendor
Manila
By Ralf Falbe
13 Jun 2016

On Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines, homeless people live on the street next to vendors.

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German Doctors Hospital
Mindanao
By Ralf Falbe
15 Feb 2016

Desperate Grandmother with a sick child seeks help at the Hospital of the German Doctors in Valencia, Mindanao, Philippines. The NGO offers free medical treatment for poor hill tribe people.

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Desert Waterfall
Dead Sea
By Ralf Falbe
10 May 2015

Israeli woman enjoy a cold shower in a waterfall in the desert by the Dead Sea, Israel.

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Walter Trout & Band
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
01 Dec 2015

Blues Rocker Walter Trout and his band perform live at the club Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany.

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Wacken Heavy Metal
Wacken
By Ralf Falbe
31 Jul 2015

Wacken Open Air Festival 2015 near Hamburg in Germany. Attracting 70,000 vistors from all over the world, it is one of the most important Heavy Metal events in the world.

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Ilha do Algodoal Surfing
Ilha do Algodoal
By Ralf Falbe
13 Jan 2012

Surfing at Ilha do Algodoal in Pará State in the Amazon Delta, Brazil.

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German Doctors Hospital
Cebu City
By Ralf Falbe
12 Feb 2016

A nurse examines a child at the German Doctors Hospital in Cebu City, Philippines. The NGO German Doctors offers free medical treatment to the city's slum dwellers.

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German Doctors NGO
Cebu City
By Ralf Falbe
12 Feb 2016

A Filipina volunteer nurse works with the NGO German Doctors to provide free medical treatment in a village of trash collectors near Cebu City in the Philippines.

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Children of a Philippines Slum
Cebu City
By Ralf Falbe
12 Feb 2016

Children in a Shanty Town in Cebu City, Philippines. The NGO German Doctors offers free medical treatment to the people here.

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Guns`N Kids
Cebu City
By Ralf Falbe
12 Feb 2016

Young girl plays with a plastic toy gun in a village near Cebu City, Philippines.

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Kawayan Boys
Bacolod
By Ralf Falbe
02 Jun 2016

In front of the Bacolod Pension in Negros, Philippines, a wild bunch of cyclo drivers is living in their vehicles. They call themselves "Kawayan Boys" and are living like a family in their gang. Some are back from jail, some are smoking shabu and all are tattooed.

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Homeless Child
Manila
By Ralf Falbe
08 Jan 2015

Homeless street child on Adriatico Street, Ermita District, Manila, Philippines.

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Cyclo Driver
Manila
By Ralf Falbe
08 Jan 2015

A man pedals a three-wheeled cyclo in the Ermita District of Manila, Philippines.

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Filipina Girl
Cebu City
By Ralf Falbe
11 Feb 2016

A young Filipina girl in the slums of Cebu City, Phlippinies where the NGO German Doctors offers free medical treatment.

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Chinese Cemetery
Cebu City
By Ralf Falbe
11 Feb 2016

Chinese cemetery in Cebu City, Philippines

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Trash Collectors
Manila
By Ralf Falbe
13 Jun 2016

Men carry bags of trash along the shoreline of Manila Bay, Philippines

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Manila
Manila
By Ralf Falbe
13 Jun 2016

Skyline of the Ermita District Manila, Philippines.

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Manila Street Scene
Manila
By Ralf Falbe
09 May 2015

Traffic on Mabini Street in the Ermita District, Manila, Philippines.

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Kawayan Boys
Bacolod
By Ralf Falbe
02 Jun 2016

A wild bunch of Tricycle Drivers is living in their vehicels in front of the Bacolod Pension in Bacolod, Negros, Philippines. Some are just back from Jail, some are smoking shabu and all are tattooed. They call themselves KAWAYAN BOYS and live in their gang like a family.

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Philippines GoGo Bar
Puerto Galera
By Ralf Falbe
06 Jun 2016

Young women working in a GoGo Bar, Puerto Galera, Philippines.

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Scenic Drive, Negros Philippines
Negros
By Ralf Falbe
31 May 2016

Scenic Road Trip to the Twin Lakes National Park, Negros, Philippines

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Twin Lakes National Park
Negros
By Ralf Falbe
30 May 2016

View on Twin Lakes National Park, Southern Negros, Philippines.

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Surfer
Siargao Island
By Ralf Falbe
19 Feb 2016

PHILIPPINES, SIARGAO ISLAND, 19.02.2016: Surfer at Spot Cloud 9.

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Olodum
Salvador da Bahia
By Ralf Falbe
26 Nov 2010

Famous band Olodum played once with Michael Jackson in the Pelourinho of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.

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Aida Cruise Ship
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
24 Aug 2013

Aida cruise ship in the port of Hamburg, Germany.

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Uriah Heep
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
10 Dec 2015

Lead singer of Uriah Heep band, Bernie Shaw, performs at the club Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany.

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Snorkeling
Apo Island
By Ralf Falbe
22 Jan 2015

Snorkeling at Apo Island in the Philippines.

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Motor Scooter
Siquijor Island
By Ralf Falbe
28 Jan 2015

Motor scooter on road on Siquijor Island, Philippines.

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DFB Pokal German Cup
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
10 Aug 2015

FC St. Pauli vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach, DFB Pokal 2015,Hamburg, Germany. Fans of Gladbach before the match.

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Slime
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
22 Dec 2015

Singer Dirk Jora of the German Punk Band Slime performs at the club Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany.

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Filipino Students
Surigao
By Ralf Falbe
17 Feb 2016

Female students stroll along a street in Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines.

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Cloud 9 Watchtower
Siargao Island
By Ralf Falbe
17 Feb 2016

Watchtower at Cloud 9 surf resort, Siargao Island, Philippines.

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Siquijor Island
Siquijor Island
By Ralf Falbe
05 Mar 2016

Paddling a Banca Boat at sunset, Siquijor Island, Philippines.

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Snorkeling
Siquijor Island
By Ralf Falbe
30 Jan 2015

Girl snorkeling at Siquijor Island in the Philippines.

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Dead Sea
Dead Sea
By Ralf Falbe
09 May 2015

Salty crust of the Dead Sea on the Israel-Jordan border. Due to climate change the Dead Sea is shrinking every year.