67346 Speyer, Deutschland
Anne Ackermann is a documentary photographer based in Germany working worldwide.
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, 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.
2017 - Jacob Riis Documentary Award ( Finalist), 2017 - IWPA ( finalist), 2015 - Hansel Mieth Preis, 2012 - pro familia "sexualities" award
Behind Veils and Walls
B. (left) is seen in a home setting putting on makeup to go out. On the opposite bed sits her younger sister, with whom, amongst others she shares this room. B. lives in a female only household in Kisenyi, Kampala's neighbourhood nicknamed "Little Mogadishu" headed by her grandmother, sharing a small space with her mom, aunts and four sisters.