has been working in film and TV production in Dresden and Leipzig since 1997 and works as a freelance camera operator, mainly for German TV productions and programmes such as "Tagesschau" (ARD), "Frontal21" (ZDF), "Galileo" (Pro7) and "MDR um 2" (MDR). He receives the Prize together with his colleague Arndt Ginzel.
Gerber was a founder member of Meissen TV in 1996 and a member of its Executive Board until 2002. Gerber worked as a camera operator on many foreign assignments for ARD and ZDF in the East Ukraine conflict. In November 2016 he was arrested by Syrian security forces whilst filming on the Turkish-Syrian border.
Arndt Ginzel and Gerald Gerber were subjected to lengthy police checks during the course of a Pegida demonstration in Dresden. It was provoked by a demonstrator who apparently did not want his face to be photographed and it hampered their reporting work for some considerable time. This led to wide-ranging discussions about press freedom and the role of the police in that conflicted zone that lies between security measures, protecting the freedom of assembly for demonstrators and making sure that journalists can do their jobs unhindered.