Nanna Heitmann (b. 1994 in Ulm, Germany) is a German/ Russian documentary photographer, currently based in Moscow, Russia.

Her works often deal with issues of isolation – physical, social and spiritual – as well as the very nature of how people react to and interact with their environs. 

She has received awards that include the Leica Oscar Barnack Newcomer Award and the Ian Parry Award of Achievement and has been listed on The 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch 2020.

Heitmann’s work has been published by National GeographicTIME Magazine, M Le Magazine du Monde, De VolkskrantStern Magazine and she has worked on assignments for outlets including The New York TimesTIME Magazine, The Washington Post and Stern Magazine.

Nanna Heitmann joined Magnum as a nominee in 2019.”


Awards / Grants

2020 The 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch 2020

2020 Honorable Mention | PHmuseum 2020 Women Photographers Grant

2020 shortlist W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

2019 Ian Parry – Award for Achievement

2019 Winner of Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award

2019 PHmuseum Photography Grant- new generation prize, honorable mention 

2019 shortlist Gomma Grant

2018 Vogue Italia Prize at the PH Museum women photographers grant

2018 Lensculture- Emerging Talents, shortlisted

2018 Vonovia Award für Fotografie, newcomer prize

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


Solo Shows

2020 Zingst, Leica Gallery


Group Shows

2020 Photo London- online

2020 Capitis Studios / Berlin

2020 Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, As They See Us. A Portrait of Russia by the Magnum Agency

2020 Outdoor exhibition on the Pandemic, Moscow, Vdnkh

2019 Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin

2019 Landau, Strieffler Haus

2019 Perpignan off 

2019 Cortona on the Move, Italy

2019 Red hook Labs, Brooklyn

2019 Voies off Award, Arles (screening)

2019 Kunstmuseum Bochum 

2019 Kommunale Gallerie, Berlin 

2018 Klompching Gallery – LensCulture 2018 Emerging Talent Award, NYC

2018 Festival della Fotografia Etica, Lodi, Italy 

2018 Triennale der Photographie, Hamburg 

2018 Photokina- BFF Förderpreis, Cologne, Germany 

2018 Pixel Projekt Ruhr, Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen 

2018 Kolga Tblisi Award, Tblisi, Georgia

2018 Riga Photo Month, Riga, Latvia  (screening) 

2018 Rovinj Photodays  (screening) 

2018 Belgrade Photomonth

2017 German Youth Photo Award, Forum Gestaltung, Magdeburg, Germany 

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

2015 Linden Leben | Kulturhalle Faust in Hannover 

2015 German Youth Photo Award, photokina, Cologne, Germany 

2015 German Youth Photo Award, Haus der Geschichte, Berlin, Germany