Jonas Kakó


Jonas Kakó (b. 1992) is a documentary photographer based in Hannover, Germany.

Through his photographic practice, Kakó looks at the effects of the climate crisis, focusing on the individual fates of people who are already suffering from the consequences of global warming and whose existence is threatened. 

Since 2013, he has been studying photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Hannover, Germany. In 2023 he joined Panos Agency. 

His work has been awarded at Bar Tur Photo Awards and POY (Environmental Vision Award Finalist Winner), Istanbul Photo Awards and Sony World Photography Awards 2023 (2nd Place).

Kakó’s freelance work has appeared in National Geographic, Stern, Vice, de Volkskrant and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, among others and he has worked on assignments for NZZ, Mare and Stern.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2023 World Press Photo Contest winner

Jonas Kakó on Social Media:
Instagram: @jonaskako

Jonas Kakó

Portrait credit: Maximilian von Lachner