Today is the very first time in history that the International Women’s Day is celebrated in Berlin as an official public holiday. What better occasion could there be to introduce you to a hand-picked selection of our favorite female photographers in Berlin?
As with many creative guides on iHeartBerlin, with this article, we want to create a supportive space to celebrate the many many talents, that Berlin has to offer. Especially in the field of photography and visual content creation, there is an incredibly wide array of interesting female voices that we think you should know about. Enjoy our selection of amazing ladies, who create outstanding work with their cameras.
We love Berlin-based and raised photographer Ezgi Polat and her beautifully quiet and sweetly melancholic photographs. Her work has something subtly sensual and yet vulnerable when she puts the focus on bodies, food, and skin. Find her work on her website or Instagram, where now over 400.000 people follow her work.
photos: Ezgi Polat
Fotinis work captures the difficulties and paradoxes of being human. Her latest photo series is called “Der Traumraum” (“the dream room”) and explores the limits of the naked human body. We love the crossing of socially expected containment and expressive nudity. Find her latest work on her website.
photo: Fotini Chora
Ana Hell, who also starred in our #berlinuncensored exhibition, experiments with bodies and stages them in a way like human sculptures. In her photographs, bodies are bent, intertwined, stretched and merged together.
photos: Ana Hell
Also being our trusted iHeartBerlin photographer, we love Alicia’s effortless style and eye for the extraordinary. She works as a freelance art director and photographer in the core areas of fashion and lifestyle, with a unique vision and love for uncovering individual beauty.
photos: Alicia Kassebohm
Camilla Storgaard is a Berlin-based photographer, exploring sexuality and femininity. Her experimental vision on the body, gender and sexuality takes you under the skin of the Berliners and follow closely the contours of their messy existence.
photos: Camilla Storgaard
Berlin-based photographer Joanna Legid is an analog photographer with a love for the intimate moment between staged poses and a trained eye for imperfection. Her work focuses on people and fashion, portraying especially women.
The multi-faceted photographer Nina Raasch works between Berlin and London. Her work is very strong in many different fields – fashion, portrait, and documentary – which speaks for her undeniable talent. Having worked with Indie Magazine, Interview and Harper’s Bazaar, she is one of Berlin’s photographers to know!
photo: Nina Raasch
Maria is amazing at capturing the magic behind the moment. Many of her photos have a timeless aesthetic, other works have a contemporary look and capture the spirit and atmosphere of place and moment perfectly. Find the work of the Berlin-based photographer with Italian roots here.
photos: Maria Silvano
Saskia creates beautiful emotional photographs and has mastered the art of authentic storytelling. The honest, subtly dark and almost melancholic work of Saskia captivates us and her 53.000 followers on Instagram time and time again.
photos: Saskia Baumeister
The talented interior design and lifestyle photographer has a uniquely, calm and sensitive style to her photos. She is also the founder of HERZ&BLUT, where she realizes beautiful visual storytelling and blogs about the things she enjoys.
photo: Jules Villbrandt
Berlin-based photographer, publisher, and art director Rae has a thing for portraying unapologetic and strong women. She shoots campaigns not only for fashion brands and magazine, but also her own publication: Yeoja Magazine.
photos: Rae Tilly
Marlen surprises the viewer with her charismatic fashion photography, that will make you look twice. With her remarkable work for Indie Mag, Vice and Blonde Mag, she has made a name for herself as a photographer, as well as visual content creator.
photos: Marlen Stahlhuth
Natalia loves to take analog photographs, that explore the conversion from culture to nature. Her series „Tame“ aims to uncover our connection with animals, while „Sunbathing“ depicts the illusion of the urban escapism, that public baths are giving us.
photos: Natalia Kepesz
Bob is an amazing photographer exploring the human body in an unapologetic, taboo-breaking and yet artful way. The list of international exhibitions she has participated in speaks for her undeniable talent and strong work ethic.
photos: Bob Jones
Anna is a passionate creator, coming from a family of artists, who works as a stage and interior photographer. She is the one behind the camera capturing mesmerizing shots of theatre, concerts or opera pieces in the making.
photos: Anna Agliardi
Olga is a photographer and fashion designer, who recently graduated from HTW where she studied fashion design. In her photography, she loves to explore how vulnerability and strength co-exist and work with each other.
photo: Olga Khristolyubova
Shirin is new on our watch but captured our heart with her candid photographs. Her authentic style and her emotional, spur-of-the-moment pictures are simply captivating to look at. Follow her on Instagram, if you are in need of authentic photography brightening up your feed.
photos: Shirin Siebert
You can tell how much Katja loves children and families, by the heart-warming and authentic way she captures them on photos. Besides being an amazing portrait photographer, her other main subject is travel photography (and writing) which she does for her uber-successful female travel blog Travelettes.
photos: Katja Henschel
Helin is a photographer and visual content creator, living and working in Berlin. Her photography is rooted in minimalism and capturing the essence of culture, as well as dissecting landscape and architecture wherever she goes. Follow her journeys on Instagram, and get mesmerized!
photos: Helin Bereket
Which other talented female photographers in Berlin should we know about? Let us know in the comments below!