Harrowing scenes: the photographer who documents places of violent crimes

Documentary Photography
This series consisting of 12 photos of sexual assault scenes in Bielefeld, Germany. Each photograph is representative of other crime scenes in public space. (Image credit: Ronja Tomke Otto)

As a photographer and social worker, Ronja Tomke Otto is mindful of social issues – particularly violent crimes that happen in public places. 

Sexual harassment and sexual assault are pervasive issues, affecting one in three women at some point in their lives. To help raise awareness about this topic, Ronja started her project What Remains

Fujifilm GFX 50S and GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR lens (Image credit: Ronja Tomke Otto)
Ronja Tomke Otto Portrait
Ronja Tomke Otto

Ronja Tomke Otto is a photographer and social worker, who focuses on highlighting social issues. German-born Ronja has had her work published in magazines and her photographs displayed in numerous exhibitions. She is passionate about experimenting with digital and analogue photography.


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Kim Bunermann
Technique Editor

Kim is the Technique Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine. She specializes in architecture, still life and product photography and has a Master's degree in Photography and Media with a distinction from the FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in Germany. While studying, Kim came to the UK for an exchange term at the London College of Communication. She settled in the UK and began her career path by joining Future. Kim focuses on tutorials and creative techniques, and particularly enjoys interviewing inspiring photographers who concentrate on a range of fascinating subjects including women in photography, the climate crisis; the planet, its precious creatures and the environment.