Biography

Alexander Dluzak (*1976 in Hamburg/Germany) lives as a journalist in Tokyo and Berlin. Thematic focus: Society and culture with an eye for the obscure. I tell unconventional and insightful stories in strong images, especially from places where journalists are not always welcome.

In Belarus, for example, from where I have reported, as well as almost any other European country. However, my main interest is Asia – in particular China. I have also reported from Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar, as well as from Japan during the Fukushima disaster.

I work as a reporter with camera crew or alone as a video journalist – both seasoned, so to speak, in day-to-day reporting at the plenary chamber of the German Federal Parliament as well as undercover at a Burmese punk rock concert.

My reports and documentations have been broadcast so far at Arte (Absolut, Chic, Tracks, Yourope) 3sat (Foyer, Kulturzeit), ARD (Polylux), ZDF Kultur (Kulturpalast), Deutsche Welle (Global 3000), Swiss television (Kulturplatz) and France 2 (Envoye Special). Also at film festivals such as the "Portobello Film Fest" in London in or the "Substation Film Festival" in Singapore.

Added to this are articles and reportages for Tagesspiegel, Frankfurter Rundschau, Spiegel Online, Berliner Zeitung, Taz and SZ-Magazin.

I have studied history and politics at the "Freie Universität Berlin" as well as Mandarin Chinese at the "Beijing Language and Culture University" and am a graduate of the Berlin School of Journalism.