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Anne Ackermann is a documentary photographer based in Germany working worldwide. She is a grantee of VG Bildkunst Germany (2017 & 2012) and Photoreporter Festival France, a finalist at...
I would like to share a quick update on all the many exhibitions that the winning images (including some of my project “Behind Veils and Walls”) of the IWPA are involved in. So after Dubai, Paris, New Delhi, Port- Said, Alexandria, Cairo, Toulouse, Marseille the show is currently in Riyadh! So happy my images are going places – even if it is without me.
Great news that my images from Lake Turkana in Kenya are currently part of an exhibition with the title “Weltbilder” at Kunstform Vienna, Austria. The show features the most spectacular images of the recent editions of Terra Mater Magazine. This is a ‘making of’ picture, but the show is up and running until October 29 and free admission.
"Ladies first!" is a great title for my first GEO piece out today! Writer Andrea Jeska and I traveled to Rwanda and interacted with women from all ages and walks of life to find answer to the question how good or bad it really is to be a woman in Rwanda today. Rwanda is often praised for being a 'women wonderland' and a great place for women to be in, but is that really true?
I am extremely happy to announce that my work Behind Veils and Walls has been chosen finalist at the International Women Photographers Award as one of 11 photographers who have been selected from a total of 785 applications from 84 countries. The essence of IWPA is to promote women photographers around the world and act as a global platform. After the initial International Women Photographers Award Exhibition, which opens on March 8th at La Galerie, Alliance Française, in Dubai the show will travel to Paris, New Dehli, Port-Said, Alexandria, Toulouse, Cairo, Bahrain and Lahore. A limited print edition will be available for sale.
I put up a selection of my images of last month's coverstory for Terra Mater Magazine on my website. Here's a brief summary:
Lake Turkana at the upmost North of Kenya, is most likely be the place where mankind started. Today it is mainly pastoralists and fishermen sharing – not always peacefully- the scare ressources amongst them in a dry and hot chunk of dessert land that lies isolated between Kenya and Ethiopia. Governments don’t really reach here. The lake, the world’s largest dessert lake, is entirely fed from river Omo coming from Ethiopia in the north. Its existence is in danger as massive concrete dams with associated hydroelectric power plants have been built upstream, a “development” which will eventually lead to Lake Turkana drying out. The consequences for tribes and nature are desastrous.
Text in German available. Commissioned in June 2016 by Terra Mater Magazine. Published in December 2016.
Last June me and writer Kirsten Milhahn embarked on a journey to one of the remotest desert areas in the world. It was a true adventure and a challenge in so many ways. I am very happy that our story about the dying of Lake Turkana and the terrible consequences this will have on humans and nature in northern Kenya and far beyond is out in Terra Mater Magazine on many many beautiful pages....
Thanks to the help of a grant from Festival Photoreporter in France I was able to produce new work in Uganda. My project Behind Veils and Walls about female Somali refugees in exile in Uganda is currently exhibited in St. Brieuc and also now online here. There has been reporting about it on Actuphoto and RFI (Radio France Internationale) interviewed me about it, you can listen to it here.
In prepartion for the opening of the 5th Festival Photoreporter in Baie de St. Brieuc on October 1 I will be posting a few images and behind the scenes from my recent work “Behind Veils and Walls- Women in Little Mogadishu” which was prodced for the festival and will be exhibited alongside lots of other pretty amazing work by different photographers. You can follow along my daily posts on @bsbphoto.
I first heard of Rwanda as a teenager when our teacher in high school explained to us one morning with a pale face what was happening there, it was in April 1994. Many years later, this March, I went there for the first time. I saw a beautiful country with picture perfect sceneries. I met people and heard their stories, i felt sad. I was also deeply impressed by the forgiveness that people were and are able to perform on a daily basis. Please check out our Rwanda piece in the current issues of Chrismon and Chrismon plus magazines (german only).
In January I travelled to the beautiful Kenyan coast, where I met an extraordinary young Kenyan lady, Rachel Muthoga, who had left behind her posh lawyer’s life in the capital of Naiobi to come and engage disadvantaged girls at the coast into football, working for the NGO “Moving The Goalposts”. Read + see about the impact this can make on the future of girls in Kenya in the new Mercedes Benz SHE's Magazine.
I have just uploaded a new project about a village midwife in rural Uganda. In the short time I spend with Gertrude she deeply impressed me with her knowledge and calmness. I witnessed many babies being born, all of them healthy and without complications. Of course sadly that is not always the case. Getrude works with the bare minimum in the absence of running water, power, sterilized tools, medicine or a proper education. But is still good she is there cause otherwise the women would need to give birth entirely on their own.
You can see it here ( http://www.anneackermann.com/photography/gertrude/) or on my visura profile
Happy that my Wakaliwood photos are part of this year's Angkor Photo Festival and will be screened as part of "The Impact Project". The Impact Project features photographic work that is dedicated to showcasing people and communities that are trying to make a positive change on social and environmental issues. Really wish I could travel to Cambodia....:http://angkor-photo.com/2015-programme/#impact
In Uganda more than two million children grow up in orphanages while having family somewhere. Our story "Christinas Reise" follows one of them on her journey home. Out now on ten beautiful pages in Nido magazine.