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Sebastian Sele (*1988, Principality of Liechtenstein) is an independent storyteller in words and visuals whose work has been published in "The New York Times", "Stern" and "Neue Zürcher Zeitung", among others.

Before going freelance, Sele worked as a staff writer, editor and editor-in-chief at VICE Media's Zurich office and as a content strategist at WIRZ Communications. Since 2019 he has worked on the ground on migration through the Darién Gap, assassinations of environmentalists in Colombia, the democracy movement in Hong Kong, bank robbers and cannabis growers in Lebanon, record migration at the U.S.-Mexico border, increasing suicidal tendencies and loneliness in Switzerland, the beginnings of the third intifada in Palestine, and tourism in Syria.


His first photographic project "Death at Sea" about migration through the Mediterranean Sea was shortlisted for the Helsinki Photo Festival 2023, featured in the book "Swiss Press Photo 2023 - The Best of Swiss Journalism" and exhibited in several museums in Switzerland. Sele's second photographic project "Kings Without Land" was developed at the International Center of Photography in New York City and published by the "New York Times". Both projects are part of his long-term work on international migration and borderlands around the globe.


Alongside his editorial work, Sele also takes on assignments as a PR and content consultant, commercial editor and photographer and educator. His clients include global fashion brand On, the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and Zurich International School.

He holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Vienna, is a member of PEN International, and is currently enrolled on the Director's Fellowship in the one-year program "Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism" at the International Center of Photography in New York City.

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