Photojournalism - Professional

Man Suffering from Leprosy

Franz Messenbaeck


"Man Suffering from Leprosy"
Man suffering from leprosy, Leprosy Village, Senegal

Biography: Franz G. Messenbaeck is a photographer and surgeon in Bischofshofen, Austria. He considers both professions as complementary. The precision of surgery influences photography, aesthetic sensibilities of photography bring advantages in surgery. Franz G. Messenbaeck started photographing during his time as a student of medicine in Vienna and gained his first experiences in the darkroom in 1985. Fascinated by the American landscape photographers of the last century, he decided to work with a large format camera at quite an early date. For the last six years, Franz has only been recording pictures...

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