A young boy from Favela Santa Marta in Rio de Janeiro, preparing for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil - well, at least he shows what he's able to do with a soccer ball. As soccer is almost a kind of religion in Brazil the Christ Redentor in the background is closely watching.
Timour Chafik is a journalist, writer, photographer and broadcaster who started his journalistic career in 1996 at the WDR bureau in Aachen, Germany. He then switched to online, spending three years as a writer and content editor at Springer Science and Business Media in Munich before working as editor in charge from 2004 to 2008. In 2008 he joined the founding team of Medienfabrik, one of Germanys leading Agencies in Corporate Publishing. Responsible for the complete range of publishing activities â€“ from developing the publicationâ€™s concept, writing articles and conducting probing, in-depth interviews to creating the publicationâ€™s design, completing the production work and distributing the final product â€“ Chafik worked with clients like e.g. TÃœV SÃœD, Mercedes Benz or SOS Childrenâ€™s Villages International. As a freelance journalist and photographer he now covers topics like New Entrepreneurship in the Middle East, Urban Planning in Cairo, Augmented Reality in the City or Neuromarketing in Web Design (see portfolio at www.studiomonaco.de) and more. In 2011, he founded his own agency â€žstudiomonaco â€“ corporate and brand storytellingâ€œ.