based between Russia and Germany, currently in Germany



Jacobsstraße 4
30449 Hannover

+49 1575 469 2255



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Nanna Heitmann is a German/ Russian documentary photographer. She is based between Russia and Germany. 

Her work has been published including TIME Magazine, M Le Magazine du Monde, De Volkskrant, Stern Magazine. She has worked on assignment for outlets such New York Times, Time Magazine and Stern Magazine.
She has received awards and mentions, such as the Vogue Italia Prize at the PH Museum women photographers grant, World.Report Award, shortlist at Gomma Grant and lens culture emerging talents.


Awards / Grants


2019 PHmuseum Photography Grant- new generation prize, honorable mention

2019 shortlisted at Gomma Grant

2018 Vogue Italia Prize at the PH Museum women photographers grant

2018 Lensculture- Emerging Talents, shortlisted

2018 Vonovia Award für Fotografie, 1. Platz- beste Nachwuchsarbeit

2018 shortlisted for PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant – Verzasca FOTO Prize 

2018 student award winner of World.Report Award 2018 | Documenting Humanity

2018 Magenta Foundation- Top 100

2018 Shortlisted for Kolga Award, Georgia

2018 First prize Forum Geschichtskultur an Ruhr und Escher e.V.

2018 Rovinj Photodays final selection

2018 Riga Photomonth Selection, Latvia

2018 Belgrade New Talent Award

2017 BFF- Förderpreis

2016 Dating ohne Date | Juliane Bartel Medienpreis – Online Video

2015 German Youth Photo Prize, Germany


Exhibitons / Screenings


2019 Bochum, upcoming

2019 Kommunale Gallerie, Berlin (group)

2018 Klompching Gallery – LensCulture 2018 Emerging Talent Award, NYC, US (group)

2018 Festival della Fotografia Etica, Lodi, Italy (group)

2018 Triennale der Photographie, Hamburg (group)

2018 Photokina- BFF Förderpreis, Cologne, Germany (group)

2018 Pixel Projekt Ruhr, Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen (group)

2018 Kolga Tblisi Award, Tblisi, Georgia (group)

2018 Riga Photo Month, Riga, Latvia (group) (screening) (upcoming)

2018 Rovinj Photodays (group) (screening) (upcoming)

2018 Belgrade Photomonth

2017 German Youth Photo Award, Forum Gestaltung, Magdeburg, Germany (group)

2016 Die Provinz aus neuer Sicht(group) | Pix. House – Ort für Fotografie in Poznan, Polen

2015 Linden Leben | Kulturhalle Faust in Hannover (group)

2015 German Youth Photo Award, photokina, Cologne, Germany (group)

2015 German Youth Photo Award, Haus der Geschichte, Berlin, Germany (group)