Sandra Hoyn

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About

Sandra Hoyn was born in 1976 in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. She studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, Germany and graduated in 2005. She started working as freelance photojournalist for magazines and on her own photo-stories concentrated on social issues and human rights. Since 2007 she is represented by laif, agency for photos and reports.


Works

© Sandra Hoyn / Boy in a boxing ring during the break of the fight. Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is one of the hardest martial arts worldwide. Many people earn their living by it, therefore children fights for tourists and Thai bettors are part of the everyday life. There is no minimum age for the fighters.

© Sandra Hoyn / A boy has lost the boxing match and is lying unconscious on the ground. Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is one of the hardest martial arts worldwide. Many people earn their living by it, therefore children fights for tourists and Thai bettors are part of the everyday life. There is no minimum age for the fighters.

© Sandra Hoyn / Boy with a trophy after he has won the boxing match. Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is one of the hardest martial arts worldwide. Many people earn their living by it, therefore children fights for tourists and Thai bettors are part of the everyday life. There is no minimum age for the fighters.

© Sandra Hoyn / Family members watching a boxing match. Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is one of the hardest martial arts worldwide. Many people earn their living by it, therefore children fights for tourists and Thai bettors are part of the everyday life. There is no minimum age for the fighters.

© Sandra Hoyn / Girl, 6 years, in a boxing ring. Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is one of the hardest martial arts worldwide. Many people earn their living by it, therefore children fights for tourists and Thai bettors are part of the everyday life. There is no minimum age for the fighters.

© Sandra Hoyn / Girl, 6 years, after she has won a boxing match. Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is one of the hardest martial arts worldwide. Many people earn their living by it, therefore children fights for tourists and Thai bettors are part of the everyday life. There is no minimum age for the fighters.

© Sandra Hoyn / The coach binds a boy the boxing gloves. Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is one of the hardest martial arts worldwide. Many people earn their living by it, therefore children fights for tourists and Thai bettors are part of the everyday life. There is no minimum age for the fighters.

© Sandra Hoyn / A boy is making exercise. Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is one of the hardest martial arts worldwide. Many people earn their living by it, therefore children fights for tourists and Thai bettors are part of the everyday life. There is no minimum age for the fighters.

© Sandra Hoyn / Boy in a boxing ring during a break of the fight. Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is one of the hardest martial arts worldwide. Many people earn their living by it, therefore children fights for tourists and Thai bettors are part of the everyday life. There is no minimum age for the fighters.

© Sandra Hoyn / The coach shouts at a boy during the break of the fight. Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is one of the hardest martial arts worldwide. Many people earn their living by it, therefore children fights for tourists and Thai bettors are part of the everyday life. There is no minimum age for the fighters.

© Sandra Hoyn / Punk in Burma. LIving as a punk in Burma is not only a lifestyle or just a copy of Western trends, it is an act of rebellion. Kyaw Kyaw, 26, is jumping into the air in front of a temple in Bagan.

© Sandra Hoyn / Punk in Burma. LIving as a punk in Burma is not only a lifestyle or just a copy of Western trends, it is an act of rebellion. Kyaw Kyaw in front of a picture with a traditional burmese house.

© Sandra Hoyn / Punk in Burma. LIving as a punk in Burma is not only a lifestyle or just a copy of Western trends, it is an act of rebellion. Kyaw Kyaw is playing guitar in his flat which he shares with two friends.

© Sandra Hoyn / Punk in Burma. LIving as a punk in Burma is not only a lifestyle or just a copy of Western trends, it is an act of rebellion. Kyaw Kyaw stubs out a cigerette in his mouth.

© Sandra Hoyn / Punk in Burma. LIving as a punk in Burma is not only a lifestyle or just a copy of Western trends, it is an act of rebellion. Every monday a group of punks including Kyaw Kyaw distribute food rations for homeless people in Yangon. They call this event „Food not Bombs“.

© Sandra Hoyn / Punk in Burma. LIving as a punk in Burma is not only a lifestyle or just a copy of Western trends, it is an act of rebellion. Kyaw Kyaw sitting in a train and joking with children.

© Sandra Hoyn / Punk in Burma. LIving as a punk in Burma is not only a lifestyle or just a copy of Western trends, it is an act of rebellion. Kyaw Kyaw is meditating in the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma. Twice in his life he was a monk for four weeks each time. There he learned to meditate. He enjoys meditation even though he is not a buddhist. He does not believe in any religion because of the rules.

© Sandra Hoyn / Punk in Burma. LIving as a punk in Burma is not only a lifestyle or just a copy of Western trends, it is an act of rebellion. Every monday a group of punks including Kyaw Kyaw distribute food rations near the Yangon railway station for homeless people. They call this event „Food not Bombs“.

© Sandra Hoyn / Punk in Burma. LIving as a punk in Burma is not only a lifestyle or just a copy of Western trends, it is an act of rebellion. Construction site in Yangon. It has become very expensive to rent an apartment in Yangon.

© Sandra Hoyn / Punk in Burma. LIving as a punk in Burma is not only a lifestyle or just a copy of Western trends, it is an act of rebellion. Kyaw Kyaw sitting in front of a house entrance, Yangon.