Xiomara Bender | © Gert Elfering



Travel is her passion; the search for the moment she fixes with the camera. With remarkable empathy Xiomara Bender photographs people. She is unfamiliar with gimmicky staging, but respect is all the more important. The German-Swiss photographer left her home country at the age of 17 and went to India to finish her schooling in an English boarding school. She then attended the Technische Kunsthochschule in Berlin. Numerous national and international awards recognized her distinctive imagery early in her career. Xiomara Bender photographs with Leica and is a Leica ambassador