Photographer and Videographer based in Hamburg, Germany.

After finishing his studies in cross-media production & publishing, Janto Djassi worked as a freelance journalist, photographing and writing articles for several German publications like DER SPIEGEL, TAZ, and VICE GERMANY, mostly covering cultural topics and politics in global arts industries.

Having worked as a music producer and instrumentalist before picking up a camera, he considers historical and contemporary cultural expressions tools to rectify narratives and diversify perspectives. Today his work focusses on intercultural relations, perceptions of otherness and representation.

As audiovisual documentarist and project coordinator for the New Yorker music label Ostinato Records, he traveled to Somaliland and Djibouti to work on the Grammy-nominated project „Sweet as Broken Dates,“ a Compilation of Somali music which challenged the perception of Somalia in the global media. A similar project in Sudan is currently in the works.

His work took Janto Djassi to Somaliland, Djibouti, Sudan, Senegal, Thailand, UK, China, Italy, and other countries.

Published in:
Wall Street Journal, Aljazeera, Okayafrica, BBC, Der Spiegel, Vice Germany, Spex, The Attic, Berliner Morgenpost, Taz – Die Tageszeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, Die Süddeutsche

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Photographer and Videographer based in Hamburg, Germany.

After finishing his studies in cross-media production & publishing, Janto Djassi worked as a freelance journalist, photographing and writing articles for several German publications like DER SPIEGEL, TAZ, and VICE GERMANY, mostly covering cultural topics and politics in global arts industries.

Having worked as a music producer and instrumentalist before picking up a camera, he considers historical and contemporary cultural expressions tools to rectify narratives and diversify perspectives. Today his work focusses on intercultural relations, perceptions of otherness and representation.

As audiovisual documentarist and project coordinator for the New Yorker music label Ostinato Records, he traveled to Somaliland and Djibouti to work on the Grammy-nominated project „Sweet as Broken Dates,“ a Compilation of Somali music which challenged the perception of Somalia in the global media. A similar project in Sudan is currently in the works.

His work took Janto Djassi to Somaliland, Djibouti, Sudan, Senegal, Thailand, UK, China, Italy, and other countries.

Published in:
Wall Street Journal, Aljazeera, Okayafrica, BBC, Der Spiegel, Vice Germany, Spex, The Attic, Berliner Morgenpost, Taz – Die Tageszeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, Die Süddeutsche

janto_rößner_robin_hinsch-(1-von-1)-2_small