Anne Ackermann (*1980) is a photographer & visual...

Anne Ackermann (*1980) is a photographer & visual storyteller based in Germany working worldwide. 
She enjoys exploring narratives in visuals, often employing text and archive material. From 2011-2017 she was based in Kampala, Uganda, mainly covering Africa.

She is a multiple grantee of VG Bild-Kunst and recipient of artists’ grants of Photoreporter Festival St. Brieuc, France, and the Ministry of Culture of Rhineland Palatinate, a finalist at the International Women Photographers Award (IWPA), the Bar Tur Awards, The Global Peace Photo Award, The Jacob Riis Award and the Hansel Mieth Preis. In 2021 she won the Martin Lagois Photo Prize. 


In June 2022 her first photo book 'This life is a mix of poison and honey' is published with KEHRER Verlag. Her second photo book 'The most beautiful memory. Recollecting my father' is scheduled to be released summer 2023, also with KEHRER.

Her photos have been exhibited worldwide, e.g. FotoGrafia Festival (Rome), New York Photo Festival, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg.

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


Anne was selected for the Nikon NOOR Masterclass in Switzerland and Noorderlicht Masterclass in Groningen. Other nominations include JOOP SWART Masterclass and 6x6 World Press Global Talent Program. In 2022 she was chosen to participate in the New York Times Portofolio Review.

represented by
 laif photo agency
artist representation 
SEEN@ClairbyKahn 
works on artsy            


Exhibitions (excerpt) 

Internationale Fotoausstellung, Sprinkenhof, Hamburg, Germany  
‘filadelfia’, final exhibition, HfbK Hamburg, Germany  
‘filadelfia’, Goethe Institute Ecuador, supported by ifa Berlin, Germany  
‚Unpublished-Unknown‘, FotoGrafia Festival, Rome, Italy  
‚Humankind‘, New York Photo Festival, NY, USA  
‘LLL, Frauenbilder junger Künstlerinnen’, Kunstverein Celle, Germany  
,Open Photo‘, Cape Town, South Africa  
Belfast Photo Factory , Belfast, Northern Ireland  
Nuits Blanches‘, F Stop photo festival Leipzig, Germany  
Solo exhibition Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala, Uganda  
Jacobs Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland  
Angkor Photo Festival  
‘Ausgezeichnet’, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany  
Travelling exhibition finalists IWPA 

(Dubai, Paris, New Delhi, Port Said, Alexandria, Cairo,Toulouse, Marseille, Riyadh, Lahore, Islamabad)  
‘Weltbilder’, Terra Mater Magazine, Bank Austria Artforum, Vienna, Austria  
Travelling exhibition ‘Blueborder Café Babel’ 
(Marseille, Brussels, Chemnitz, Palermo) 
‘LOUD & PROUD’, Galleri H, Copenhagen, Denmark  
Festival de Fotografia de Paranapiacaba, São Paulo, Brazil

PH Museum Days, Bologna, Italy
Seen@ClairbyKahn, photobasel, Basel, Switzerland


Editorial clients

Greenpeace Magazin, fluter, LEICA M Magazine, mare, Der Spiegel, SZ Magazin, Terra Mater, The New York Times, Stern, GEO, Der Spiegel, NEON, NIDO, Focus, Brand Eins, Die Zeit, Amnesty Journal, Business Punk, Datum, Chrismon, NZZ, The New Yorker, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Geo International, Brigitte, Zeit Campus, Zeit Leo, Geolino, 
Dein Spiegel, Missy Magazine, FAZ, Vice, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, She’s/Mercedes Benz Magazine, annabelle, WOZ, Stern

Corporate Clients  + NGO 

Ellermann Spiegel Weine, Die Brotpuristen, Bürgerstiftung Hamburg,  Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, Bon Voyage Films, YARA, World Fixer, DAAD, USAID, CBM, 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

Anne Ackermann

Anne Ackermann is an award-winning German documentary photographer currently based in Germany available worldwide.
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