Amélie Losier (born 1976 in France) has been working and living in Berlin since 2001. From 1994 to 2001, she studied German Literature and History in Paris and Berlin and took classes at the Ateliers Beaux Arts of Paris. She moved to Berlin in 2001 and then studied documentary photography with Prof. Arno Fischer at the school "Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm". Since then she has been working as a freelance photographer for national and international newspapers and magazines, cultural institutions and corporate publications.

She loves portrait work, street photography, and she also produces photofilms in her own projects. One of her main interest is the life of women and gender issues.

Losier teaches reportage- and portrait-photography for different art-institutions and universities, and is a member of the association for photojournalism FREELENS since 2011. She received several grands scholarships for her work (Academie of Fine Arts, VG Bildkunst, Grenzgänger, Goethe Institute). Her works was shown in many solo and group exhibitions, as well as published in books.



2011 Workshop of Magnum in Motion for multimedia photo-essay with Adrian Kelterborn in Berlin
2002-2010 Stillphotographer for Britta Wauer, Hella Wenders, Hans Weingartner, Sven Taddicken, Moritz Laube, Hendrik Handloegten
Since 2004 Photographer of the german daily newspaper Die Tageszeitung
2001-2005 Studies of documentary photography with Prof. Arno Fischer at school 'Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm' in Berlin
1999-2001 Picture editor at Editions Hachette Livre in Paris
1998-2001 Classes at École des Beaux Arts in Paris
1994-1999 Studies of German Literature and Civilization, University Paris Nanterre, Freie Universität Berlin


Since 2018 Represented by Photography Agency Agentur FOCUS
2017-2021 Member of the Society for Humanistic Photography (Gesellschaft für Humanistische Fotografie)
Since 2016 Photographer of the Event and Corporate Agency Raum11
Since 2012 Member of the Association for Photojournalists FREELENS e.V.
2011-2017 Member of the photographers collective Paris Berlin Photogroup


2023 Lectureship for photography, Weißensee School of Arts, Berlin
2022 Lectureship for photography, Weißensee School of Arts, Berlin
Street Photography-Workshop, House of Photography Darat Al Tasweer, Amman, Jordan
2021 Photoworkshop, Museum of Fine Arts, Kaliningrad, Russia
Lectureship for photography, Weißensee School of Arts, Berlin
2020 Lectureship for photography, Weißensee School of Arts, Berlin
2019 Projection and Talk, Photofilms, SAYEDA, Women in Egypt, Goethe Institute, Cairo, Egypt
Workshop, Maison des Pratiques Artistiques, Paris, Frankreich
„Medienkompetenz stärken“, Workshops, Gesellschaft für Humanistische Fotografie, Berlin
Talk "Making Of", Goethe Institut Sankt Petersburg, Russland
Lectureship for photography, University of applied Sciences Augsburg
2018 Talk "Auf der Couch" with Gisela Kayser (Willy-Brandt Haus Fondation), Society for Humanistic Photography, Berlin
Talk, Book Premiere SAYEDA, Women in Egypt, Librairie Galeries Lafayette, Berlin
Talk, International Women's Day at Institut Français, Berlin
Talk, DAFG Deutsch-Arabische Freundschaftsgesellschaft, Berlin Talk, DAFG Deutsch-Arabische Freundschaftsgesellschaft, Berlin
Since 2017 Photoworkshops for C/O Berlin
2017 Lecture and Photoworkshop for the Gropius Bau, Berlin
Portrait-Workshop, House of Photography Darat Al Tasweer, Amman, Jordan
Talk, Book Premiere SAYEDA, Women in Egypt, Frankfurt Book Fair, Festival Zürich liest, Festival Buch Basel
2016 Multimedia-Workshop, House of Photography Darat Al Tasweer, Amman, Jordan
2014 Lecture about portrait, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt
Since 2004 Photoworkshops for the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin


Portraits and Essays

Behind the Curtain, Essay about domestic violence, ongoing
Hortus Beatus. The Garden, Essay about a Garden, ongoing
SAYEDA, Women in Egypt, Portraits, Street Photography and Photofilms of women in Egypt (Book by Nimbus. Kunst und Bücher), 2018
Le vieux Pommier. Comment paysager le temps (The old Apple Tree. How to Cultivate Time), a portrait-reportage about forefathers and time going on, 2015
Just Like a Woman. New York City, Streetphotography and Portraits in New York (Book by Nimbus, Kunst und Bücher), 2013
Nearly Berliners, Portraits of Artists and Friends, ongoing
Invisible People. Berlinale Backstage, Reportage about the International Filmfestival Berlin, 2011
Invisible People. Berlin Nightworkers, Reportage in Berlin (Book by Lehmstedt), 2009
Schiffbauerdamm, Photographers Arno Fischer and Sibylle Bergemann, 2004


Safaa. How a Word Can Change a World, 2020, 8 min
Zeinab. Liberté, Égalité, Féminité, 2019, 4 min 45
Dounia. Strenght to breathe, Freedom to choose, 2019, 5 min 30
One of Hundred (Days), 2018, 7 min
Rawiya. Her Life in Her Own Hands, 2017, 6 min
Bonjour Madame!, 2016, 1 min (fiction)
Ome Omar. A question of Nationality, 2016, 2 min
Le vieux Pommier. Comment paysager le temps (The old Apple Tree. How to Cultivate Time), 2015, 8 min
Les mots s'envolent. La mémoire en exil (Words Are Flying Away. The Exiled Memory), 2014, 13 min
Just like a Woman, 2013, 5 min 30
Gender Based Violence, together with the photographer Bernd Hartung, 2011, 2 min 15
Die Berlinale . The Most Francophile of all Festivals ... Apart from Cannes of Course ..., 2011, 2 min 30


2021 Scholarship VG Bild Kunst
         Scholarship 'Initial', Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin
2019 Artist in residence, Dialog 19, Goethe Institute Saint Petersburg, Russia
2018 Funding from Bureau des Arts Platiques de l'Institut Francais de Berlin
         Funding from Haus am Kleistpark Berlin
2017 Artist in residence, Goethe-Institut Jordanien, Image Festival, Amman, Jordanien
2016 Funding from Artists Symposium, Schönewalde, Brandenburg
2015 Scholarship 'Grenzgänger', Robert Bosch Stiftung and Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
2014 Funding from Bureau des Arts Platiques de l'Institut Francais de Berlin
         Funding from Haus am Kleistpark Berlin
2013 Scholarship VG Bild Kunst
2007 1. price at Pixopolis Fotobuchpreis for "Fischer Bergemann", special mention for best photography
2005 Scholarship, Academy of Fine Arts, Section Film and Media Arts, Berlin, Germany
2004 Artist in residence, International Summerschool, Academy of Fine Arts, Museumspark Rüdersdorf, Germany


2022 Hortus Beatus, Nabad Art Gallery, Image Festival Amman, Jordan
2021 Face to Face, Double-Exhibition with Frank Gaudlitz, Museum of Fine Arts, Kaliningrad, Russia 
2020 Face to Face, Double-Exhibition with Frank Gaudlitz, Rosphoto, Saint Petersburg, Russia
         Face to Face, Museum Archangelsk, Russia
2019 SAYEDA, Women in Egypt, Projection 4 photofilms, Goethe Institute Cairo, Egypt
2018 SAYEDA, Women in Egypt, Haus am Kleistpark Projektraum, Berlin (book by Nimbus)
2017 Schau mit Deinen Augen..., Ca Doro, Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin
         SAYEDA, Women in Egypt, Festival Zürich Liest, Modissa, Zürich, Schwitzerland
2016 SAYEDA, Women in Egypt, Institut Français de Jordanie, Amman, Image Festival Amman, Jordan
2014 Just like a Woman, New York City, Galerie Tempelhof Museum, Berlin (book by Nimbus)
         Stalin Allee vs Karl-Marx Allee, Galerie Fenster61, Berlin
2013 Berlinale Backstage, Schauspielhaus, Magdeburg
         Les mots s'envolent. La mémoire en exil, Projection, Bar Babette, Berlin
2012 Berlinale Backstage, Kino Babylon, Hagen
2011 Wenn die Stadt schläft, Berliner Nachtarbeiter, Photoplatz Hotel Bogota, Berlin
2010 Berlinale Backstage, Galerie Junge Fotografie, Moviemento, Berlin
2009 Wenn die Stadt schläft. Berliner Nachtarbeiter, Supalife Galerie, Berlin
2008 Wenn die Stadt schläft, Berliner Nachtarbeiter, Academy of Fine Arts, Zedehnick (book by Lemstedt)
2005 Etat des Lieux. Ein Portrait der Akademie der Künste am Hanseatenweg, Academy of Fine Arts Berlin
2001 New York. Illustrations, Galerie Le Dépot des Photographes, Paris


2021 Mensch Arno, Siehst!, Hommage Exhibition to Arno Fischer, 50 photographers, Treptow Ateliers, Berlin
2020 BERLIN BEIRUT BERLIN with Marwan Tahtah, Galerie Angelika Euchner, Potsdam
         DIRTY LAUNDRY, Exhibition by FREELENS Berlin, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, European Month of Photography, Berlin
2019 Dialog 19, Art Center Pushkinskaya 10, St. Petersburg
2018 BORDERLINE, Exhibition by FREELENS Berlin, Salon Wellenmaschine, European Month of Photography, Berlin (catalog)
2017 Ein Tag in Berlin, 30 Jahre danach, 50 photographers, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin
         Die Nacht. Alles ausser Schlaf, Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin (Catalog)
         Bonjour Madame!, projection of the photofilm, Festival Transizioni, Bergamo
2016 Le vieux Pommier. Comment paysager le temps (The old Apple Tree. How to cultivate time), "Gärten", Goethe Institute Lille, France
         Bonjour Madame!, 10th Artist Symposium Haveland on "Fugacious", Brandenburg
         Les mots s'envolent. La mémoire en exil, Exhibition "Filmriss/Blackout", European Month of Photography, Kommunale Galerie Steglitz, Berlin
         Sharmila, Exhibition "Angekommen?!" by Freelens, Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz, Berlin
2015 Les mots s'envolent. La mémoire en exil, "Family", Galerie Tête, Berlin
         Le vieux Pommier. Comment paysager le temps (The old Apple Tree. How to cultivate time), "Gärten" (gardens), Fotohaus at Voies Off-Festival Arles, Goethe Institute Paris
2014 Wenn die Stadt Schläft, Berliner Nachtarbeiter, Galerie Neuköllner Leuchtturm, Berlin
         Les mots s'envolent. La mémoire en exil, "Family", Festival Transphotographiques, Lille
2013 Kleister Weiber, Galerie Tête, Berlin
        Just like a woman, projection at Nomadic Nights "Marie déménage", Fondation Cartier, Paris
        Les mots s'envolent. La mémoire en exil, "Family", Galerie Atelier, Voies Off-Festival Arles, Galerie Vincens Sala, Paris-Photo (Catalog)
2012 Rückblende, political photography in Germany, Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz, Berlin
         Nearly Berliners, Galerie Atelier at Voies Off-Festival Arles
         Cadavre Exquis, Galerie Atelier at Voies Off-Festival Arles
2011 Nachbarn 2.0, german-polish festival, Goethe Institute Warsaw, Polen
         Nightworkers, Invisible, Planket Festival, Berlin, Stockholm, Sweden (Catalog)
         11.9., 8 photographers, Photoplatz Hotel Bogota, Berlin
2010 Ausgerechnet Deutschland !, Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Catalog)
         Cadavre Exquis, Galerie Nest, Monat der Fotografie, Berlin
2009 Träum weiter, 30 Jahre taz-die tageszeitung, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2008 Sicht-Weisen, with Verena Günther and Katharina Mayer, Fotografie Forum in Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Monschau (Catalog)
2006 Close up, Galerie C/O, Berlin
         La république d’images, Scheinschlag, Le Bar Floréal, Paris 
         Familienportrait, Mois européen de la Photographie, Espace Confluences, Paris Galerie Vice Versa, Berlin
2005 Nearly Berliners, Festival Fotosommer Stuttgart (Catalog)
         Was macht Sie glücklich?, Offene Werkstatt der Jungen Akademie der Künste, Berlin
         Nearly Berliners, Galerie Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm, Berlin
2004 Bons Baisers de Rüdersdorf, Sommerakademie der Akademie der Künste, Rüdersdorf 
         Bildrepublik, 13 Jahre Scheinschlag-Fotografie, Berlin (Catalog)
2003 Regards croisés, Voies Off-Festival Arles
2002 Auftakt, Galerie Pozzo-Pozozza, Berlin


Amélie Losier, SAYEDA, Frauen in Ägypten, Women in Egypt, Femmes d'Égypte
Verlag Nimbus, Kunst und Bücher, Wädenswil (2017)
288 pages on two papers, 90 photographs and 30 interviews,
21cm x 30cm, ISBN 978-3-03850-037-7

Amélie Losier, Just like a Woman
Verlag Nimbus Kunst und Bücher, Wädenswil (2014)
112 pages, 67 photographs
21cm x 30cm, ISBN 978-3-907142-39-4

Amélie Losier, Wenn die Stadt schläft
Hrsg. Mathias Bertram, Lehmstadt Verlag, Leipzig (2009)
72 pages, 60 photographs
21cm x 21cm, Out of print, ISBN 978-3-937146-76-8


Frauen Bauen Stadt. The City Through a Female Lens, Birkhäuser Verlag, 2021 (picture series)
Drei Zeiten, Literarische Texte aus Russland, Goethe Institut, 2019 (picture series)
Aleida und Jan Assmann, Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, Eds. MVB, 2018 (Cover)
Boderline, Catalog of the exhibition, Hrsg. Freelens, 2018
Alles ausser Schlaf, Catalog of the exhibition, Museum für Kommunikation Berlin, 2017
History Takes Places: Rome, Eds. Anna Hofmann, Martin Zimmermann, Jovis Verlag, Berlin, 2017 (picture series)
Filmriss, Catalog of the exhibition, Hsg. Bezirksamt Steglitz, 2016
Amateur, Stefano Zangrando, AB, 2016 (Cover)
Übergang, Catalog of the exhibition, Hsg. Paris Berlin Photogroup, 2014
Famille, Catalog of the exhibition, Paris Berlin Photogroup, Paris, 2013
Konfliktkulturen, Edition by Ronald Grätz, Hans-Georg Knopp, Steidl Göttingen, 2011 (picture series)
Ausgerechnet Deutschland!, Catalog of exhibition, Jewish Museum Frankfurt/Main, Nicolai Verlag, Berlin 2010 (picture series)
Der jüdische Friedhof Weißensee, Amélie Losier, Britta Wauer, be.bra Verlag Berlin, 2010 (main photographer)
Sicht-Weisen, Catalog of the exhibition, 2008
Berlin-loin-de-la-mer, Philippe Braz, Le bruit des autres, 2007 (Cover)
Free Rainer, ein Filmbuch, Hans Weingartner, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main, 2007 (picture series)
Fischer Bergemann Schiffbauerdamm 12, published by 8 photographers, Berlin, 2006 (picture series)


Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Jewish Museum, Berlin


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