Swabian documentary photographer who believes he is Scottish-Argentinean and actually wanted to become a professional football player. Didn't work out.
Toby Binder was born 1977 in Esslingen/Germany and studied at the Stuttgart Academy of Art and Design. Soon his photography focused on social, environmental and political topics. Based in Argentina and Germany he works both on assignments and personal long-term projects.
He is mostly interested in topics of post-war and crisis situations as well as in the everyday life of especially young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
His work has been awarded internationally, e.g. with a LensCulture Award and Gomma Grant in 2020, ZEKE-Award and Felix-Schoeller-Award in 2019, Philip-Jones-Griffiths-Award in 2018, the Sony-World-Photo-Awards in 2019 and 2017 and the Nannen-Preis in 2017. He received an Honorable Mention by UNICEF Photo of the Year in 2017 and 2021.
His work is published by Stern, Zeit Magazin, The Guardian, Le Monde, Washington Post, Greenpeace Magazine, Amnesty Journal, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and others.