Born in Germany at the beginning of World War II, Eberhard Riedel struggled with the human consequences of racism and genocide since childhood. He immigrated to the United States in 1969, where he lives as a photographer, psychotherapist and teacher in Seattle, Washington.

He initiated Cameras without Borders in 2006 and now works with African communities affected by the consequences of war and violence, employing photography as a tool for healing. His project aims at engaging people at home and abroad as it seeks to nourish the seeds of reconciliation and mutual understanding. He publishes and presents nationally and internationally.