Anne Ackermann is a documentary photographer based in Germany working worldwide. She was mainly working out of East Africa between 2012 and 2017.

She is a grantee of VG Bildkunst Germany (2012 & 2017) and Photoreporter Festival France, a finalist at the International Women Photographers Award (IWPA) and The Jacob Riis Award and a member of photo agency FOCUS and Women Photograph.

Her work often focuses on women’s and contemporary issues, touching themes ranging from migration and aftermath to skin bleaching and plastic surgery, from environmental disasters to child marriages.

She was awarded 1st prize with her piece on intersexuality by “profamilia journalism award’ in 2012 and shortlisted for the prestigious Hansel Mieth Preis in Germany in 2015.

Her work regularly appears in publications like GEO, Die Zeit, Terra Mater, Stern, Chrismon or organisations like the UN or USAID. Her photos have been exhibited internationally like at the New York Photo Festival, Gulf Photo Plus, PhotoGrafia Festival Rome, Angkor Photo Festival, Triennial of Photography Hamburg and Alliance Francaise Dubai. Anne occasionally lectures at photo workshops.

She graduated from College of Fine Arts Hamburg with a master in Visual Communication/ Media in 2006 and has also studied photography and photojournalism in Buenos Aires, Argentina and at Danish School of Journalism, Århus, Denmark.

Full CV available on request. 


SZ Magazin, Terra Mater, The New York Times, Stern, Geo, Der Spiegel, Neon, Neon France, Nido, Focus, Brand Eins, Die Zeit, Amnesty Journal, Business Punk, Datum, Chrismon, NZZ Campus, The New Yorker, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Geo International, Stern Gesund Leben, Brigitte, Zeit Campus, Zeit Leo, Geolino, Dein Spiegel, Missy Magazine, FAZ Hochschulanzeiger, Vice, The Good Weekend Magazine, Frankie Magazine, The Mail& Guardian, Toronto Star, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, She’s/Mercedes Benz Magazine, Doppelpunkt (CH), FR Rundschau

NGO & Corporate

USAID, Engender Health, Open Society Foundations, Plan International, European Commission, CNN / Courageous, Barcroft Media, UNICEF, UNHCR, CARE Affair, Caritas, NRC, giz, Jacobs Foundation, Heifer International, Grameen Foundation, CAPA Pictures, Luxembourg Airlines, International Justice Mission (IJM), AFRIpads, African Children’s Choir, BioLite, AVAAZ