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Axel Schmidt second preferred career after garbage man was rocket scientist, but as always things were different: He worked from 2006-2013 as a staff photographer for the ddp news agency (which later became dapd) in Berlin and reported on the war in Afghanistan, the revolution in Egypt, the Olympic Games in Beijing and London, Syrian refugees, politics in Berlin and news in Germany in general. Since 2009, Axel was responsible for the trainees at dapd and lectured on photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, the University of Berlin and the Berlin School of Journalism. After the closure of the dapd news agency in 2013 he and five other former dapd-photographers founded the CommonLens photo agency. Since 2014 Axel works as a contractor for Reuters, for corporate clients and in advertising.
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