Louise Amelie

Louise Amelie is a Berlin-based director and photographer whose artistic focus is on documentary and street photography. Her main focus is to portray the personalities she works with, in an authentic and sublime way.
During her stay in the United States, 2016 – 2017, she created the comprehensive photo series SOLE HARLEM. The young photographer took an in-depth look at the residents of New York’s Harlem district and documented their urban habitat and the diversity of the district, pointing out the uniqueness of Harlem and its residents. The work, which was also published as a book, was awarded with the German Photo Book Prize 18/19. The photograph “Woman In Blue” from this series was included in the collection “Portrait Of Humanity” jointly published by Magnum Photos and the British Journal Of Photography in 2019. In addition, SOLE HARLEM has been exhibited and presented internationally.

In December 2020, she published her second book “OFF WORLDS” in collaboration with the German photo book publis- her Kettler. The image “Morning Coffee”, which is part of the book and the series of the same name, was once again awar- ded with the Portrait of Humanity 2021 prize. In addition, it was selected as the winning photo book of the Belfast Photo Festi- val 2021. “OFF WORLDS” deals with the peripheries of US American society. The photos in the book portray more than a mere geographic separation from society. They capture a syste- mic or perceived isolation which is frequently transformed into a statement of independence, pride and liberty.

Since then, Louise Amelie has been working on new projects such as the documentary of the interreligious House Of One in Berlin and a new Body of work which deals with the topic of labor migration in Central Asia.


2021 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


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