• FAZ Sonntagszeitung

    Review of Japan-Book

    A review of the book 'Japan-Fleeting Encounters' in the F.A.Z. from 29th May

    "Quadratisch und auf mattem Papier ist dies ein ungewöhnlicher Bildband, der ganz kontemplativ sein und zur Versenkung einladen will. Womöglich ist das dann doch nur ein Japan-Klischee. Bloß ist es so gut gelungen, dass man das Gefühl mitnimmt, sich wie zu Hause zu fühlen in den gezeigten Szenen. Der perfekte Reiseführer – ohne ein Wort."

  • Immun gegen Kritik

    taz & Spiegel

    Merkel meets Erdogan and taz (23.05.2016) & Spiegel Magazine (20/2016) comments "Devoter Umgang" and "Immun gegen Kritik". With photos taken at the FDP party congress in Berlin.

  • The Other Side to Eritrea

    Life Force Magazine

    Photo-Essay published in the May edition of

    Life Force Magazine

    The magazine of the art-form of the photo-essay

  • Photonews 05/2016

    Review of 'Japan - Fleeting Encounters'

    by Marc Peschke: 'Boness, das zeigt auch dieses Buch, ist kein Sekunden-Fotograf, sondern ein genauer Beobachter und Bildgestalter, der den Betrachter tief in ein Thema zu führen vermag.'

  • Japan - Fleeting Encounters

    My new book, published by Jovis, just arrived

    Japan – Fleeting Encounters captures the fleeting spirit of Japanese spring and creates a melancholic portrait of a modern country with deeply engrained attachment to ancient rituals.

  • Asmara - Frozen City

    Magazin VI

    The photo essay about avant-garde architecture in Asmara / Eritrea has just been published in the Swedish Magazine VI

  • Exhibition Tel Aviv

    ullstein bild collection

    Berlin, Schützenstraße 15/17

    Unter dem Titel BAUHAUS: Architektur und die Moderne der Zwanziger Jahre – Photographien der ullstein bild collection zeigen wir die Aufnahmen unseres Fotografen Stefan Boness zur Weißen Stadt in Tel Aviv, veröffentlicht in der gleichnamigen Buchpublikation im jovis Verlag, dazu eine Auswahl von Vintage Fotografien von Lotte Jacobi bis László Moholy-Nagy und Zeitungspublikationen aus unserer Sammlung ullstein bild collection.

  • Merkel - Person Of The Year 2015

    Time Magazine

    Time Magazine announced the Person of the Year - Angela Merkel

    And writes "The German chancellor, whose leadership has helped preserve and promote an open, borderless Europe in the face of economic turmoil and an ongoing refugee crisis, is TIME’s 2015 Person of the Year."

    Photograph by Stefan Boness—PANOS


    MEMENTO MORAVIAE – a joined project by Czech poet Radek Malý and myself - presented via a webpage. Through a combined visual and lyrical approach, the project reflects on past history and traces its legacies in contemporary Moravia, Czech Republic.

  • Döpfner – Einfach mal Sexy sein

    Manager-Magazin 10/2015

    Portrait of Mathias Döpfner, ceo of Axel Springer, who already has transformed his heavyweight German publishing houses, turning it into a globe-spanning media player. While Springer pursues digital classifieds aggressively, we have to ask: what is happening to the print media ?

  • Merkel via iPhone

    Angela Merkel - Collage iPhonePotos

    The German chancellor Angela Merkel seems to have connected with the popular mood once again when she took the lead in welcoming refugees to Germany, here announced at the Bundespressekonferenz in Berlin. Photos taken via iPhone here.

    But only a few days later, the welcome became more qualified as temporary border controls were introduced - does this represent a wider change in policy towards refugees?

  • Walter Benjamin's last journey

    Chemin Walter Benjamin

    Blog by Tanja R. Müller with photos about Walter Benjamin's last journey 75 years ago & our attitudes towards contemporary refugees.

    The Chemin de Walter Benjamin is the path German-Jewish philosopher Walter Benjamin took from Banyuls-sur-Mer in France across the Pyrenees to Portbou in Spain in September 1940 to escape persecution by the Nazis.

    After seven exhausting years of exile in different parts of Europe, when the local authorities in Spain threateded to sent him back, Benjamin committed suicide in Portbou. The end of Benjamin's final journey is today remembered with the 'Passages' Memorial - next to the municipal cemetery in Portbou where he was buried.

  • Schlimmer als Weselsky ?

    Bsirske in Cicero Magazine 07/2015

    Worse than Weselsky ? Is this possible or only bad PR Journalism ?

    Portrait of Frank Bsirske, the head of the union Ver.di, published in the new Cicero Magazine.

  • Stern - No Alternative AfD

    Alternative Für Nichts Mehr - Photo of Petry and Lucke published in Stern Magazine.

    Germany’s insurgent eurosceptic party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is facing a leadership crisis and a battle over its future direction that threatens to tear it apart.

  • al-Sisi visiting Berlin

    Quite unprecedented scenes took place in Berlin yesterday. What a relief to live in a society where free press regulations are quite good. Nothing to compare to the ‘patriotic’ claqueur journalists and jubilant followers of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

    Some of my photos can bee seen in this interesting blog by Dr. Tanja R. Müller.

  • Focus Magazine 21/2015

    Photo of Anshu Jain, co-chief executive of Deutsche Bank AG, just published in the Focus-Magazin. Focus reveals that Jain is under pressure for his handling of the Libor rate-rigging scandal. He is expected to face questions on his future amid a shareholder revolt.

  • Made Here Now

    Bentley car production in Crewe/GB

    The photos of Bentley, commissioned by the project Made Here Now, can be seen on this just released fascinating webpage, which explores the new world of manufacturing in Britain.

    The Bentley production line turns out some of the world's most sought-after cars but still depends on craft skills honed over generations. At 400 hours per car, it takes 17 times longer to build a Bentley than a VW Golf.

  • recent book covers

    Two recent book covers: One by Michael J. Shapiro with a photo from the Flanders Fields story, one by Carmen Bugan with a photo from the Iraq's Ghost Embassy story.

  • Life Force Magazine

    Iraq's ghost embassy in East Berlin

    Life Force Magazine published the story Iraq's Ghost Embassy in their April issue.

    The online magazine is a free, monthly, photo-led magazine which celebrates the art-form of the photo-essay. The selected photo-essays of Life Force magazine are about great photography and pushing the boundaries of the medium to explore conciousness and human perception, by harnessing the unique power that photography holds to capture a moment for analysis.