Hervé Maillet was born in 1956 in Paris and has lived in Germany since 1976. He studied Graphic Design in Bremen and became an independent photo designer there in 1986, specialising in portraits, advertising, documentation, reportage, photography courses and experimental photography. Since 1985 he has had several solo exhibitions and participated in other exhibitions. He also runs the photography workshop in the Evangelisches Bildungszentrum in Bad Bederkesa, gives photography lessons in his own studio and in the training school in Oldenburg. He is involved with the Quartier Club for the promotion of broad culture at the children’s museum as well as children’s art and hands-on projects.