Born in 1973 in Germany, Sascha Steinbach was passionate about photography already at school. He almost failed his graduation while leading the photographic working group and spending a lot of time in the school's darkroom.
After starting his career in journalism as a photographer and photo editor in the local section of the newspaper Neue Ruhr Zeitung/WAZ, Sascha became a senior sports photographer at German newspaper Bild, primarily shooting German Bundesliga and was responsible for sports in North Rhine-Westphalia. In 2013 he joined Getty Images, covering international sports events from organization such as FIFA, UEFA, German Football Association DFB (Deutscher Fußball-Bund) and German Football League DFL (Deutsche Fußball Liga) as well as entertainment assignments.
Sascha joined epa in 2017 as part of the newly established team of epa photographers covering Germany. He is based near the state capital Düsseldorf.