Toby was born 1977 in Esslingen, Germany and studied at the Stuttgart Academy of Art and Design where he graduated with a diploma in 2005. Soon his photography focused on social, environ-mental and political topics. Based in Argentina and Germany he works both on assign-ments and personal projects. He is mostly interested in long-term projects that reveal the specificities of mostly underpriviliged groups and marginalised communities. His work has been nominated and awarded internationally, e.g. with a LensCulture- and Life Framer-Award in 2020, the Philip-Jones-Griffiths-Award in 2018, a Sony-World-Photo-Award in 2019 & 2017 and the Nannen-Preis in 2017. he received the Felix-Schoeller-Award 2019 and the ZEKE Award by Social Documantary Network 2019, an Honorable Mention by UNICEF Photo of the Year 2017 & 2021. His work is published by Stern, Zeit Magazin, The Guardian, Le Monde, The Washington Post, Greenpeace Magazin, Amnesty Journal, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and others. In March 2019 his first photo book „Wee Muckers – Youth of Belfast“ was published by Kehrer.