was born in Siegen, Germany in 1974 and studied Graphic Design at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin. After working as art director for the advertising agency Gruppe 96, he became a freelance photo designer in 1975. From 1994-97 he was guest professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig. In 2010 his exhibition »Waldfahnen« was featured at Schloss Hadenberg near Berlin. Klappert lives in Berlin.