The Combination

Sarah Pabst

Sarah was born in Germany and currently lives in Argentina. She is a photographer and painter. She works as an adjunct lecturer for photography at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, where she is also writing her doctoral thesis on documentary photography in Argentina. Sarah has been involved in several photography projects in the conurbano bonaerense, Latin America and the Middle East, among others. 


After studying Spanish and Fine Arts (Painting and Photography) in Germany, she travelled to Latin America for the first time in 2005, which was a turning point in her life. She went back to the continent many times and started photographing social issues in 2006, influenced by photographers like Paolo Pellegrin, Jacob Aue Sobol and Pieter Ten Hoopen. She was awarded the Canon Profifoto Förderpreis (grant) in 2014 and her work has been published in Zeit Online, Brigitte Young Miss, Deutsche Welle and the Max Planck Journal, among others. 


“To me, photography is a way to tell someone’s story through your very subjective and emotional view. I am not interested in the big issues, but in the small stories of people that anyone could listen to. To these people who let me be a part of their lives for a moment, be it a moment of misery, difficulty or euphoria, I have a responsibility.”

Matías Dewey

Matías was born in Argentina and currently lives in Germany. He is a sociologist and works as a research fellow in the sociology of illegal markets project area at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany. He has a tendency to do research in complex environments: as an undergraduate student his topic was religiosity in the Itati shanty town, Avellaneda, in the Greater Buenos Aires area. Later, he conducted research on the market for stolen vehicles and police protection to criminals in Buenos Aires and Mexico City. Recently, he experienced a six-month daily immersion in the unforgettable market, La Salada.


Matías received his degree in Sociology and a PhD in Political Science from Rostock University, Germany. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awarded him a grant for two years research hosted at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. In 2011 he spent six months as a visiting research fellow at Oxford University (Extra-Legal Governance Institute, Department of Sociology) in the United Kingdom. In Argentina he was a visiting research fellow at the Gino Germani Institute (University of Buenos Aires) and recently at the Centro de Estudios Sociales de la Economía (CESE) of the National University of General San Martín, Buenos Aires.


Esteban Bisio
Esteban Bisio
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