Jockel Finck

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Jockel Finck (born March 26, 1962 in Einbeck ; † January 28, 2006 in Traunstein ) was a German photojournalist and press photographer.


Jockel Finck started his career from 1983 to 1986 as a freelance photo reporter for the daily newspaper "Neue Presse" in Hanover . In 1986 he moved to AP in Hamburg as an agency photographer and from 1989 to Berlin , where he impressively documented the fall of the Berlin Wall . From 1991 to 1992 Jockel Finck worked as a full-time tabloid photographer for the East German "Super-Zeitung", which has since been discontinued.

For Associated Press (AP) he was in war and crisis regions around the world such as the Balkans (especially in Sarajevo during the Balkan War in the disintegrating Yugoslavia), in the Gulf War and in Northern Iraq and Baghdad . His pictures of the earthquake in the Iranian city ​​of Bam , the flood disaster in Mozambique and the railway accident in Eschede went around the world. In recent years he has also become known for portraits of numerous personalities, stars and starlets.

His pictures can be found in all the well-known print media from Stern to New York Times to Time Magazine , but above all in many German daily newspapers.

The 43-year-old Finck died of complications from a heart attack, leaving behind a wife and three children.

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