Magnum Photos Photographer Profile

Nanna Heitmann 

German, b. 1994 (Member) 

Photography is my excuse to dive into other people’s world and explore their realities. It helps me to gain back the childish curiosity of discovering the world. ” 


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, die Zeit. She has worked on assignment for outlets such New York Times, Time Magazine Washington Post 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.

Nanna Heitmann joined Magnum as a Nominee in 2019 and became an Associate member in 2021.

Awards / Grants
2019 Finalist of Leica Oskar Barnack Award
2019 Reuters Grant
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 Red hook Labs, Brooklyn (upcoming)
2019 Voies off Award, Arles (screening)
2019 Kunstmuseum Bochum (group)
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).

Nanna Heitmann joined Magnum as a Nominee in 2019, was elevated to Associate in 2021, and became a member in 2023.