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Two awards for Nanna Heitmann

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In only one week, photographer Nanna Heitmann has received two awards: the Vonovia Newcomer Award and the Vogue Italia Prize. The winning series were photographed with cameras from the LFI loan pool.

Heitmann received the Vonovia Newcomer Award for her series "Weg vom Fenster – Das Ende einer Ära", in which she documented the closure of the last coal mine in the Ruhr area. As she was only allowed to take pictures on film with a purely mechanical camera because of the danger of explosions underground, she used a Leica M-A with a lens from the LFI loan pool.

She received the Vogue Italia Prize, awarded by the PH Museum's Women Photographers Grant, for her series "Hiding from Baba Yaga", in which she depicts people and stories on the banks of the Jenissei River in the Siberian taiga.

Nanna Heitmann studies photojournalism and documentary photography at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts and is currently spending a semester abroad in Tomsk, Siberia.

For more information visit her website.

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