146 - Nanna Heitmann


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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


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Links relating to Magnum Photos controversy:

“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.”

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