Louise Amelie

Louise Amelie, born in 1991 in Berlin, is a Berlin-based director and photographer known for her captivating documentary and street photography. Her latest project, “MISSING MEMBER,” explores migration in Central Asia and was published in 2023 in collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Phase One and Hatje Cantz Publishers. “Saadat Sundown,” an image from the series, received the World Report Award at the Festival of Ethical Photography in Italy.

In 2020, Amelie released her second book, “OFF WORLDS,” in partnership with Kettler. This work examines the outskirts of American society, capturing a sense of isolation transformed into expressions of independence and pride. “Morning Coffee,” featured in the book, won the Portrait of Humanity 2021 prize, the German Photo Book Prize 20/21, and was the winning photo book at the Belfast Photo Festival.

During her stay in the United States from 2016 to 2017, Amelie created the acclaimed photo series “SOLE HARLEM.” It showcases the residents of New York’s Harlem district, highlighting their urban habitat and diversity. The series won the German Photo Book Prize 18/19, and “Woman In Blue” was featured in the “Portrait Of Humanity” collection by Magnum Photos and the British Journal Of Photography in 2019.

Louise Amelie’s talent and dedication to capturing the human experience through her lens are evident throughout her career. Her thought-provoking works shed light on important social issues, creating visual narratives that resonate with audiences worldwide.


2023 IWPA Award 
2023 World Report Award 
2023 Belfast Photofestival 
2022 Lucie Foundation – The Portrait Project 
German Peace Award – Felix Schoeller
2021 German Photobook Award
Portray Of Humanity
2021 Lucie Foundation LA
2021 Most Beautiful Photobooks Germany
Lucie Foundation
2018/19 German Photobook Award
2019 Portray Of Humanity
2018/19 Lensculture Emerging Talent Award
2019 Fine Art Photography Award
2018 International Photography Grant


2023 Festival of Ethical Photography, Lodi Italy
Magnum Gallery, Paris
FoYou, Berlin
CRS Gallery, Berlin
Berlin Bishkek Art Weeks, Berlin
2022, Dead End Gallery, Berlin
2021 Belfast Photo Festival
2020/21 Buechel Museum, Aachen
2019 House Of Lucie, LA
2019 Tokyo Metropolitan Library
2019 Cour de lárcheveché, Arles
2019 Photo Basel, Volkshaus
2019 Contemporary Art Ruhr
2018 Klompching Gallery, NY
2018/19 Forum für Fotografie, Cologne
2018 Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart