In 1975 Lino Hellings took off as a theatre maker in Dogtroep. In Europe Dogtroep grew out to be a well-known company in location based theatre. After seventeen years she left the group to continue working as an individual artist making art for public spaces like hospitals, schools and railway stations. In 2008 she decided to concentrate on the research part of her work and so she founded PAPA, an international photo press agency. PAPA (participating artists’ press agency) is nomadic, it doesn’t have a fixed office but works from temporary offices in cities all over the world.