Hosam Katan, was born 1994 in Aleppo, Syria. He started working as a photojournalist for Aleppo Media Center from October 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, he covered the conflict in Aleppo as a freelance photographer for Reuters as well as for the German magazine “Stern”. He is currently studying photojournalism at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover. Awards he has received include: the Ian Parry Special Award 2014, the Ian Parry Award 2015 (category: highly commended), the annual Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2015, the grand price at the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2015, the Nannen Preis for journalism 2016 (category: special award), and the photography award at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach 2016.