Anne Ackermann

Photographer
   
Sunbeams
Location: Speyer
Nationality: Germany
Biography: Anne Ackermann is a documentary photographer based in Germany working worldwide. Her work often focuses on women’s and contemporary issues, touching themes ranging from migration and aftermath to skin bleaching and plastic surgery, from... read on
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Sunbeams
Credits: anne ackermann
Updated: 05/10/20
A Corona diary in progress

Our days are spent at home. On most mornings sunbeams fall through the windows bathing a tiny spot of the world in their beautiful light. It’s in this light full of contrast and drama that I take photographs of the daily lives of my kids. A big life, in a small space.

For some time now we have been living in this discomfort. Like a cloud of invisible danger that wraps itself around us the threat is not to grasp with senses, yet it is everywhere around us and on our minds.

There is a palette of emotions that I witness unfold everyday between and with my children. This to me is a powerful counterforce, a reminder to live in the moment, to look closer, to accept. And there is beauty everywhere.
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Education Island

By Anne Ackermann — In the tiny self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) over 100,000  mostly international students are currently enrolled in a..
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Inclusion in Cameroon

By Anne Ackermann — Nearly 80 % of people with disabilities live the world’s poorest countries. Inclusion is a human right, but implementing it even challenges..
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Beatrice

By Anne Ackermann — A tale on the aftermath of civil war in Northern Uganda and some of its protagonists. Supported by a grant of VG Bildkunst. 2012-2014. Beatrice..
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Gertrude

By Anne Ackermann — Gertrude, Uganda, 2015 In Uganda, giving birth is predominantly a women-only affair. In a society where women have little or nothing to say, giving..
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Full Speed Ladies

By Anne Ackermann — When Nnenna and Jemmy ride their motorcycles through the busy streets of the megacity of Lagos in Nigeria, people sometimes stare at their chests to..
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Costumes

By Anne Ackermann — “Costume is the distinctive style of dress of an individual or group that reflects their class, gender, profession, ethnicity, nationality,..
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Gloria

By Anne Ackermann — A tale on the aftermath of civil war in Northern Uganda and some of its protagonists. Supported by a grant of VG Bildkunst. 2012-2014. Gloria is a..
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Wakaliwood

By Anne Ackermann — It’s not Hollywood, not Bollywood, not Nollywood, it’s Wakaliwood! Located in the Kampala slum of Wakaliga the movie-obsessed creatives..
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Lake Turkana

By Anne Ackermann — Lake Turkana at the utmost north of Kenya is most likely the place where mankind started: In the 1970s paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey found here..
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Plastica

By Anne Ackermann — Plástica, Rio de Janeiro, 2009 I have produced my portraits of women who received plastic surgery (known in Brazil as..
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House of Pasha

By Anne Ackermann — My work ‘House of Pasha’ looks at cultural views and expectations on women in Albania using proverbs, song text snippets, and images...
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Christine

By Anne Ackermann — A tale on the aftermath of civil war in Northern Uganda and some of its protagonists. Supported by a grant of VG Bildkunst. 2012-2014. Christine..
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Lady Sharia

By Anne Ackermann — A tale on the aftermath of civil war in Northern Uganda and some of its protagonists. Supported by a grant of VG Bildkunst 2012-2014. Lady Sharia..
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Behind Veils and Walls

By Anne Ackermann — 'Behind Veils and Walls' reveals the lives of female Somali refugees living in exile and the quest for an authentic, meaningful existence in..
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Ladies first!

By Anne Ackermann — In numbers, it looks so beautiful, the new world of gender-equality in Rwanda. 64 % of the members of parliament are women and half of the judges of..
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Gulu Youth

By Anne Ackermann — A tale on the aftermath of civil war in Northern Uganda and some of its protagonists. Supported by a grant of VG Bildkunst. 2012-2014. Youth have..
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Lake Turkana

By Anne Ackermann — Lake Turkana at the utmost north of Kenya is most likely the place where mankind started: In the 1970s paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey found here..
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White Blacks

By Anne Ackermann — This project is about the harmful practice of skin lightening in black African women. Skin lightening has gained terrifying popularity in some..
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