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Josef Polleross

Profession: Photographer
Location: Austria , Austria
Home base: Vienna, Austria
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Languages spoken: German, English
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Home phone: +43-1-720-5727
Emergency notes: Contact +43-680-304-6324.
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Last login: over 1 year ago
Member since: 29 Aug 2008 07:08


Born in Horn, Lower Austria, in 1963.
Moved to New York in 1982 to complete a 1 year internship for Black & White custom printing. Worked as a B&W printer until 1987.
Started work as a freelance photographer 1987 and was represented by the photo agency JB-Pictures in New York from 1987-1993.
International news coverage in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Poland, Romania, CSSR, Hungary, Bulgaria, Egypt, Yugoslavia, East Germany, Somalia, Southern Sudan, China and the break-up of the USSR, where I covered political, economic, environmental, social and cultural issues including 1991 coup attempt in Moscow.
1994-98 Based in Cairo, Egypt, to cover the Middle East and Africa. Worked in Yemen, Sudan, Melbourne, Istanbul, Greece, Nepal, Spain and Iraq.
1998-2005 based in Vienna, Austria. Assignments in South Africa, Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, New York, China, Egypt, Germany, Israel, Tunisia, France, Italy, Sudan, Cyprus, Sweden, Denmark, Croatia, Lebanon, Ecuador, Mexico, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.
2005-2008 Based in Bangkok, Thailand. Assignments in Bhutan, Burma, Bangladesh, Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
Stock images are sold by Asablanca, Vienna and Agency Anzenberger in Austria and The Image Works in the Unites States.


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