Uwe H. Martin is a visual storyteller and multimedia producer at the Bombay Flying Club.
He is mainly working on long-term, in-depth, documentary projects around the world that combine photography with documentary film, text and sound. Currently he focuses on a set of multimedia documentaries about the global commons water, seed and land: White Gold investigates the social and environmental effects of global cotton production, while his new visual research project LandRush analyzes the impact of large-scale agro-investments on rural economies and landrights around the world. Both series are part of the collaborative art and research project World Of Matter.
In 2010 Uwe founded Aggreys Dream, a project supporting a school in a slum in Mombasa, Kenya, which became the blueprint for the establishing of the Freelens Foundation.
Uwe H. Martin studied photojournalism at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover, Germany and with the support of a Fulbright grant at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Besides his photographic practice Uwe H. Martin has many years of experience teaching photojournalism and multimedia storytelling at the Camera Arts program at Lucerne University, the Henri-Nannen-Schule and Akademie für Publizistik in Hamburg, the Freelens Multimedia Workshops, the Fachhochschule Bielefeld and the University for the Arts in Bremen.