Culture, Heritage and Diversity

Photos: Sandro Weltin

Sandro Weltin lives and works in Strasbourg. After working as a photographer during his military service, he continued on this path for eight years with many private companies and publicity agencies.

Sandro Weltin currently works in the photography department of the Council of Europe where he focuses on subjects tied to the Organisation’s main activities, with a special preference for topics dealing with national minorities.

In the last three years, he has produced several reports on the Roma communities in Europe, particularly within the context of the Dosta! Campaign.

He has also done work on the minority groups living in Vojvodina, Serbia, which eventually became the basis of an exhibition and a book.

For the 10th anniversary of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, he travelled to Sweden for a report on the use of minority languages in Europe.

This work will soon be presented as an interactive web documentary.

Sandro also sought out women who have been victims of domestic violence for the Council of Europe campaign Stop Domestic Violence Against Women.

These portraits became an exhibition that travelled to several member states of the Council of Europe. He has recently visited different retention centres for illegal immigrants.

In addition to his work at the Council of Europe, Sandro continues to develop his own personal portfolio, through photographs of his family life, for example.

He remains loyal to his long-held approach to photography in which all types of contact with other human beings are an unending source of inspiration.