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Nanna Heitmann (b. 1994 in Ulm, Germany) is a German/ Russian documentary photographer, currently based in Moscow, Russia.
Her work often deals with issues of isolation – physical, social and spiritual – as well as the very nature of how people react to and interact with their environs.
Nanna 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.
Nanna’s work has been published by National Geographic, TIME Magazine, M Le Magazine du Monde, De Volkskrant, Stern Magazine and she has worked on assignments for outlets including The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post and Stern Magazine.
Nanna joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in 2019.
On episode 146, Nanna discusses, among other things:
How she first got into photography
- Weg vom Fenster
- Hiding from Baba Yaga
- Russian melancholy
- Going from college to Magnum Photos in one move
- Her coverage of the Covid story in Moscow and in more remote regions
- Utrish and connection to nature and remote communities
- The pressure of being a Magnum nominee
- William Albert Allard
- Emeson Lake & Palmer
- Alex Majoli
- Lorenzo Meloni
- Yuri Kosyrev
- Andrei Polikanov
- Allesandra Sanquenetti
Links relating to Magnum Photos controversy:
- FStoppers piece on the latest developments in the ongoing Magnum Photos controversy, as mentioned in the podcast intro.
- Guardian piece on the initial story: Magnum reviewing archive as concerns raised about images of child sexual exploitation.
- Guardian piece a week later on David Alan Harvey’s suspension: Magnum suspends photographer over harassment claim.
- CJR piece by Kristen Chick: Magnum’s Moment of Reckoning.
- Magnum’s statement in response.
- Statement calling for collective accountability against sexual harassment in photography by 647 signatories
- Magnum’s newly released code of conduct.
“As soon as you start paying attention to wanting to be part of a club, or to proving something to someone else, I think that’s really blocking yourself.”