Stefan Ploghaus

The sad news has reached us of the passing away on 10th April of Stefan Ploghaus at the age of 58, former owner of mauritius images, member of the board of BVPA.

Stefan was also involved in the Stefan was involved in the mfm, – MFM – Mittelstandsgemeinschaft Foto-Marketing
Stefan was a regular attendant of the CEPIC and DMLA conferences and well known in this industry.

Stefan’s first contacts with the image industry came about at the end of the 90s through his work at dpa as Managing Director. Fifteen years later, Stefan Ploghaus took over mauritus images and became involved with BVPA – German Association of Picture Agencies – He was active on the BVPA board from 2016 until his death. 

Statement of the Board of BVPA (here)

“The board, staff and BVPA members have been able to get to know Stefan as a committed and goal-oriented person who has significantly advanced the work of the association with his positive energy and eloquent manner, on a voluntary basis in addition to his actual job as owner and managing director of mauritius images. He has taken on every challenge without hesitation and has greatly impressed friends and business partners alike with his friendly and infectious manner.”

Statement of the Board of the MFM

“Stefan was a picture person, passionate, straightforward and without illusions. His knowledge of the market, his openness and his – even in hard-fought arguments about factual issues – friendly and cordial manner of discussion earned him a great deal of respect and affection.”