Dennis and Patrick Weinert are documentary photographers and filmmakers with a focus on politics, culture, human rights, social injustice and conflict. They were born in 1992 and 1994 and are currently based in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck, Germany.
WHO WE ARE
Before Dennis and Patrick shifted their focus to short and long-form documentary projects, they had spent two years freelancing as producers for online commercials, branded content, corporate videos and commercial photography. Among their clients were companies such as Colgate Palmolive, Tongal, Machinima, Shutterstock, Sit & Watch A.M.G. and Der Club Bertelsmann.
As documentary photographers and filmmakers they have worked across Africa, South and Southeast Asia, the Americas and Europe, depicting conflict, humanitarian crises and cultural issues. Starting in 2014, Dennis and Patrick produced and crowdfunded their first photo book called “A World in Distress”, which dealt with the subject of poverty and globalisation. Among other topics, they reported on children working in Burkina Faso’s gold mines, covered climate change and its effects on nomads living in Africa’s Sahel region and investigated child slavery and gang violence in Haiti. Subsequently, in 2015 the brothers became documentary subjects themselves, when German public TV channel WDR produced a feature about their investigative work in the brothels of South Asia.
Dennis’ and Patrick’s work has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines, online publications and on television and radio channels, including Discovery Digital Networks, WDR, Deutschlandfunk and the Neue Westfaelische. In 2016, the brothers began producing a self-funded experimental documentary in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which showcases how the local youth copes with the political instability and the raging conflict in the region. Their film will be published independently on video on demand this June.
Current location: Germany