The Project: Around the World in 80 Photos

To capture the photos for this image gallery, photographer Thomas Ernsting traveled to more than a dozen countries on four continents over a period of about two years. He accompanied TÜV Rheinland employees while they performed their day-to-day tasks and implemented various projects. The result is a unique glimpse into the variety of the work of TÜV Rheinland in nearly all aspects of life, industries, and corners of this world.

We would like to invite you on a little journey around the world and into the cosmos of testing, auditing, and certification. Learn more about the art of testing through the art of Thomas Ernsting’s photography.

Expect the unexpected!

Thomas Ernsting

Thomas Ernsting in Manaus

Thomas Ernsting was born in 1960 and is one of the most highly regarded photographers of technology in the world. He lives in Bonn with his family, but he is at home all over the world. He has received multiple awards for his photographs. For example, Ernsting has won the World Press Award four times. It is no surprise that renowned magazines like National Geographic, Stern and GEO publish his reports regularly.