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Amelie (*1996, Munich) is a documentary visual storyteller based in Hanover (Germany), focusing on Portraiture. Since 2017, Amelie has been studying Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover, Germany. In spring 2021, she completed the international Photo II program at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) in Aarhus (Denmark). 

In her work, Amelie is primarily interested in gender-sensitive topics and empowerment-related issues. In her narrative, she combines different kinds of visual approaches and plays with fiction and reality. Photography is a tool for her to access subjects, places, and people she would never discover without her camera. Amelie’s long-term projects focus on visual analyses and interpretations of hidden and intimate realities in a collaborative way.


Based in Hanover, Germany
Phone: +49 157 52960546
Instagram: amelie.sachs


2022 // Der Neue BFF Förderpreis, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart,
Group exhibition
2022 // Der Neue BFF Förderpreis, Horizonte Zingst,Group exhibition 
2022 // Gewebespende erleben, Hannah-Arendt-Platz, Hanover,
Group exhibition in cooperation with DGFG
2019 // Queeres Leben in Hannover, Ihme Zentrum, Hanover,
Solo exhibition in cooperation with Prisma – Queer Migrants
2018 // Linie 6 – (Mikro-)Kosmos Hannover, Faust, Hanover,
Group exhibition

Awards and Grants

Hamburg Portfolio Review Participant 2022
Der Neue BFF Förderpreis Finalist 2022
Otto-Steinert-Preis Finalist 2022
Canon Student Development Program Participant 2021

Talks and Lectures

Symposium „Empowering Visions“, Hochschule Hannover 2022


DGPh since 2022
BFF since 2022
Female Photoclub since 2021
fotobus society since 2020