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.

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Dead Sea Mud Pack
Dead Sea
By Ralf Falbe
11 May 2015

Female tourist with mud pack on her face at the Dead Sea, Israel.

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Anis
Lesvos
By Ralf Falbe
09 Jun 2015

Anis is an essential ingredient of the aperitif, Ouzo.

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Smiling
Sibuyan Island
By Ralf Falbe
16 Jan 2015

Smiling fisherman welcomes foreign tourists to Sibuyan Island, Philippines.

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Heat
Sibuyan Island
By Ralf Falbe
18 Jan 2015

Women students protect their heads with umbrellas against the heat of the sun, Sibuyan Island, Philippines.

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Filipino
Cebu City
By Ralf Falbe
12 Feb 2016

Filipino man with his arm raised in Cebu City. Here the locals are getting free medical treatment once a week by the NGO German Doctors and Filipino Volunteers.

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Olaf Scholz
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
09 Nov 2011

November 9, 2011
Mayor Olaf Scholz (SPD) of Hamburg, Germany speaking about the crisis of cheap apartments in the city.

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Eastern Orthodox Monks
Mount Athos
By Ralf Falbe
08 Oct 2014

Historic photograph of Eastern Orthodox monks in a monastery at Mount Athos, Chalkidiki, Greece. Dated 1920-1940

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North Sea Surfer
Sylt, Schleswig Holstein
By Ralf Falbe
06 Oct 2012

Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Sylt, Brandenburger Strand
Surfer in the North Sea.

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Karim Benzema
Salvador da Bahia
By Ralf Falbe
20 Jun 2014

Brazil, Salvador da Bahia
French National Soccer Team player Karim Benzema before the match, France vs Switzerland, FIFA World Cup, June 20, 2014.

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Cristiano Ronaldo
Salvador da Bahia
By Ralf Falbe
16 Jun 2014

Brazil, Salvador da Bahia
Portuguese National Soccer Team player Cristiano Ronaldo sings the Portuguese National Anthem before the match, Portugal vs Germany, FIFA World Cup, June 16, 2014.

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Street Performer
Sunny Beach
By Ralf Falbe
10 Aug 2014

Street performer in the evening at Sunny Beach, Bulgaria.

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Patti Smith
Lüneburg
By Ralf Falbe
07 Aug 2015

Punk rock singer-songwriter Patti Smith performs live at the Summertale´s Festival, Lüneburg, Germany.

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Titanic Museum
Belfast, Northern Ireland
By Ralf Falbe
03 Nov 2012

Animation of a historic pub for dockyard workers at the Titanic Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The ship was built in Belfast.

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Scooter Rider
Siquijor Island
By Ralf Falbe
03 Mar 2016

PHILIPPINES, SIQUIJOR ISLAND, 03.03.2016: Sun protection on a scooter.

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Surfer
Itacarè, Bahia
By Ralf Falbe
11 Jan 2013

Brazil, Bahia, Itacarè, 11.01.2013, Surfer riding a wave.

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Hindu Prayers
Bangkok
By Ralf Falbe
08 Jan 2015

Young woman holding incense prays at the Hindu Erawan Shrine, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Sci-Fi Costume
Rotterdam
By Ralf Falbe
28 Jul 2012

Rotterdam, 28.07.2012, Man in a science fiction style costume at the Summer Carnival in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Beach Scene - Barra Grande, Brazil
Barra Grande
By Ralf Falbe
05 Jan 2013

Brazilian girls walking on the beach of Barra Grande, Bahia, Brazil.

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Windsurfing
Boracay
By Ralf Falbe
25 Jan 2015

Windsurfer at Boracay Island, Philippines.

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Kitesurfing
Boracay
By Ralf Falbe
25 Jan 2015

Kitesurfing at Boracay Island, Philippines.

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Security
Jerusalem
By Ralf Falbe
11 May 2015

Israeli Security in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel.

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Hans-Dietrich Genscher
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
01 Sep 2010

Former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1927 - 2016), attending funeral of environmentalist Loki Schmidt, Hamburg, Germany.

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Indio
Trancoso
By Ralf Falbe
16 Jan 2013

Native Indian boy sells handicraft art at the beach, Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil.

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Surfer
Itacaré
By Ralf Falbe
11 Jan 2013

Freestyle surfing, Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil.

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FC St. Pauli 100 Years
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
29 May 2010

Two fans of the second Bundesliga club FC St. Pauli celebrate the 100th birthday of the club at Millerntor Stadion on May 29, 2010.

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Chris Norman
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
15 Nov 2015

Chris Norman, former lead singer of the band 'Smokie', performs with the Chris Norman Band at the club Grosse Freiheit 36 in Hamburg, Germany on November 15, 2015.

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Refugees
Lesvos
By Ralf Falbe
05 Jun 2015

Three Syrian refugees passing through the Greek island of Lesvos, on their way to Northern Europe.

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FC St. Pauli vs. HSV
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
19 Sep 2010

Germany, Hamburg, 19.09.2010, Bundesliga Derby FC St. Pauli vs. HSV at the Millerntor Stadion, St. Pauli Fans are singing before the match: "Welcome to Hell"

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Israel Border Police
West Bank
By Ralf Falbe
09 May 2015

Israel Border Police in the West Bank, May 9, 2015.

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Denis Naki
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
06 May 2012

Germany, Hamburg, 06.05.2012, 2. Bundesliga Season 2011/2012 - FC St. Pauli vs. SC Paderborn. FC St. Pauli player Denis Naki after the last match (5:0), leaving the club with tears in his eyes.

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Surfing Cloud 9
Siargao Island
By Ralf Falbe
18 Jan 2015

Paddling into the break of famous surf spot Cloud 9 in the Philippines.

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Diving Apo Island
Apo Island
By Ralf Falbe
23 Jan 2015

Diving the famous reef of Apo Island, Philippines.

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German Doctors Provide Free Treatment
Mindanao
By Ralf Falbe
15 Feb 2016

Hilltribe people get free medical treatment in the hospital of the German Doctors in Valencia, Mindanao, Philippines.

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Surfing in the Phillipines
Siargao Island
By Ralf Falbe
18 Feb 2016

Surfer is entering the famous spot called Cloud 9 on Siargao Island in the Philippines.

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Irish Man at Music Festival
Dublin, Ireland
By Ralf Falbe
02 Aug 2015

Fans celebrate the music and sports events during the Rock´n Roll Dublin Halfmarathon 2015 at the Finish in the Phönix Park, Ireland.

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Mud Surfing During Heavy Metal Festival
Wacken
By Ralf Falbe
31 Jul 2015

Female Metalhead surfs in the mud after 3 days of rain on the area during the Heavy Metal Festival "Wacken Open Air 2015" in Wacken, North Germany. Wacken O. A. is one of the biggest Heavy Metal events in the world with 70.000 fans from everywhere.

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Slum Dogs in Shanty Town
Cebu City
By Ralf Falbe
12 Feb 2016

Friends in a shanty town in Cebu City, Philippines. Documentary for the NGO German Doctors.

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Homeless Children in Shanty Town
Cebu City
By Ralf Falbe
11 Feb 2016

Homeless children play with an umbrella, while their parents wait for a free consultation with doctors in Cebu City, Philippines. Homeless people live in the tombs at the Chinese cemetery and get free medical treatment once a week provided by the German Doctors and Filipino volunteers.