Dennis and Patrick Weinert are documentary photographers and filmmakers with a focus on culture, human rights, social injustice and conflict. They were born in 1992 and 1994 and are currently based in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck, Germany. Before Dennis and Patrick shifted their focus on short and long-form documentary projects, they have spent two years producing TV and online commercials, branded content, corporate videos and commercial photography with their startup Weinert Productions. Among their clients were Colgate Palmolive, Tongal, Machinima, Shutterstock, Sit & Watch A.M.G. and Der Club Bertelsmann. As documentary photographers they have worked across Africa, South Asia, the Americas and Europe, depicting poverty, humanitarian crises and environmental issues. Their work has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines, blogs and on nationwide television and radio, including WDR, Deutschlandfunk, Neue Westfaelische and Westfalen Blatt.
Dennis & Patrick Weinert
Miners pull out bags of soil out of one of the deeper shafts.
The women of the surrounding villages come by to collect the potable groundwater as the miners switch on the pump.
A woman carries excavated soil from a mine shaft on her head.
A small hut that is used by the workers to stow away tools and clothes.
A boy sells little plastic bags containing water to the workers in the vicinity.
A miner squats in front of a generator which is used to pump water out of the deeper mine shafts.
A group of women washes their clothes and also pans for gold.
Children have to work in the artisanal gold mines of Bouda in order to support their families, despite the fact that child labour is illegal in Burkina Faso.
A steep and unsupported mine shaft with a depth of about ten meters.
A group of workers takes a break under a tarp
A young miner wears an improvised headlamp after coming out of a mine shaft near Bouda.
This is our current documentary cinematography showreel featuring
work from Burkina Faso, Nepal, Haiti and the Philippines.