About

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 École des Beaux Arts in 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 ("Wenn die Stadt schläft"at Lehmstedt Verlag; "Just like a Woman", "SAYEDA, Women in Egypt" at Nimbus, Kunst und Bücher).

VITA, EDUCATION

2011 Workshop of Magnum in Motion for multimedia photo-essay with Adrian Kelterborn in Berlin
2002 - 2010 Stillphotographer for short and cinefilms, by 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

MEMBERSHIPS

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 ParisBerlinPhotogroup

LECTURES, TEACHING, TALKS (selection)

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
„Medienkompetenzs 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
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, CIC, Cairo, Egypt
Since 2004 Photoworkshops for the Academy of fine Arts Berlin

ARTISTIC PROJECTS

Reportage and Portraits
Behind the Curtain, Essay about domestic violence, ongoing
SAYEDA, Women in Egypt, Portraits, Street Photography and Photofilms of women in Egypt (Book by Nimbus. Kunst und Bücher), 2018
Frau Hauptstadt, Berlin working Women, ongoing
Just Like a Woman, Streetphotography and Portraits in New York City (Book by Nimbus, Kunst und Bücher), 2013
Nearly Berliners, Portraits of Artists and Friends, ongoing
Invisible Poeple, Berlinale Backstage, Reportage about the International Filmfestival Berlin, 2011
Invisible Poeple, Nightworkers, Reportage in Berlin (Book by Lehmstedt), 2009
Schiffbauerdamm 12, Photographers Arno Fischer and Sibylle Bergemann, 2005
The Old Lady, Academy of Fine Arts Berlin, 2005

Photofilms
Safaa, How a Word Can Change a World, 2020, 8min
Zeinab, Liberté, Égalité, Féminité, 2019, 4min45
Dounia, Strenght to Breathe, Freedom to Choose, 2019, 5min30
One of Hundred, 2018, 6min
Rawiya, Her Life in Her Own Hands, 2017, 6min
Bonjour Madame!, 2016, 1min (fiction)
Ome Omar, A Question of Nationality, 2016, 2min
Le vieux Pommier, Comment paysager le temps (The old Apple Tree. How to Cultivate Time), 2015, 8min
Sharmila, Afghan Journalist and the Freedom of Press, 2015, 5min
Les mots s'envolent, La mémoire en exil (Words Are Flying Away. The Exiled Memory), 2014, 13min30
Just Like a Woman, 2013, 5min30
Gender Based Violence, together with the photographer Bernd Hartung, 2011, 2min15
Berlinale Backstage, 2011, 2min30

SCHOLARSHIPS, RESIDENCIES AND GRANTS

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, department of film and media, Berlin, Germany
2004 Artist in residence, International Summerschool, Academy of Fine Arts, Museumspark Rüdersdorf, Germany

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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
2012 Berlinale Backstage, Kino Babylon, Hagen
2011 Wenn die Stadt schläft. Die Nachtarbeiter, Photoplatz Hotel Bogota, Berlin
2010 Berlinale Backstage, Galerie Junge Fotografie, Moviemento, Berlin
2009 Wenn die Stadt schläft. Die Nachtarbeiter, Supalife Galerie, Berlin
2008 Quand la ville dort. Die Nachtarbeiter, Academy of Fine Arts, Zehdenick (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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2021 Mensch Arno, Siehste!, Hommage Exhibition to Arno Fischer, 50 photographers, Treptow Ateliers, Berlin
2020 BERLIN BEIRUT BERLIN with Marwan Tahtah, Galerie Angelika Euchner, Potsdam
DIRTY LAUNDRY, Group exhibition of FREELENS Berlin, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, European Month of Photography, Berlin
2019 Dialog 19, Art Center Pushkinskaya-10, St. Petersburg
2018 BORDERLINE, Group exhibition of FREELENS Berlin, Salon Wellenmaschine, European Month of Photography, Berlin (catalog)
2017 Ein Tag in Berlin, 30 Jahre danach, with 50 photographers, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin
Die Nacht. Alles ausser Schlaf, Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin (Catalog)
2016 Le vieux Pommier. Comment paysager le temps (The old Apple Tree. How to cultivate time), project «Gärten», Goethe Institute Lille, France
Bonjour Madame!, 10th Artist Symposium Haveland on "Fugacious", Brandenburg
Les mots s'envolent. La mémoire en exil, group Exhibition "Filmriss/Blackout", European Month of Photography, Kommunale Galerie Steglitz, Berlin
Sharmila, group Exhibition "Angekommen?!" by Freelens, Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz, Berlin
2015 Les mots s'envolent. La mémoire en exil, project «Family», Galerie Tête, Berlin
Le vieux Pommier. Comment paysager le temps (The old Apple Tree. How to cultivate time), project «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, project «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, project «Family», Galerie Atelier at Voies Off-Festival Arles, Galerie Vincens Sala at Paris-Photo (Catalog)
2012 Rückblende, political photography in Germany, Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz, Berlin
Portraits of 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
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, Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Monschau (Catalog)
2006 Close up, Galerie C/O, Berlin
La république d’images, Scheinschlag, Le Bar Floréal, Paris
Berliner 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

MONOGRAPHS

Amélie Losier, SAYEDA, Frauen in Ägypten, Women in Egypt, Femmes d'Égypte, Verlag Nimbus, Kunst und Bücher, Zürich, 2017
Amélie Losier, Just like a Woman, Verlag Nimbus Kunst und Bücher, Wädenswil Zürich, 2014
Amélie Losier, Wenn die Stadt schläft, Hrsg. Mathias Bertram, Lehmstadt Verlag Leipzig, 2009

CATALOGS AND BOOKS (selection)

Drei Zeiten, Literarische Texte aus Russland, Belarus und der Ukraine, Goethe Institut, 2019 (main photographer)
Aleida und Jan Assmann, Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, 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. ParisBerlinPhotogroup, 2014
Famille, Catalog of exhibition, ParisBerlin>Fotogroup, 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 Bras, Le bruit des autres, 2007 (Cover)
Free Rainer, ein Filmbuch, Hans Weingartner, Frankfurt am Main, 2007
Fischer Bergemann Schiffbauerdamm 12, published by 8 photographers, Berlin, 2006 (picture series)

CLIENTS

Aéroport de Paris Magazine, Annabelle, Basler Allgemeine Zeitung, Berlin Valley, Brigitte Women, Cicero, FAZ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Fluter, Focus, Frankfurter Rundschau, Goethe Magazin, Handelsblatt, Hise Magazine, Jeune Afrique, La Croix, Le Figaro, Le Monde, Marie-Claire, M Le Monde Magazine, Merian, NZZ Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Paris Berlin Magazine, Photonews, Sight & Sound, Spiegel, Süddeutsche Zeitung, TAZ die tageszeitung, Témoignage Chrétien, TIP Berlin, Ver.di, Vrij Nederland, Weekendavisen, Werte Magazin, Yo Dona/El Mundo, Die Zeit, Zeit Magazin, Zeit Online

ADC Art Directors Club, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Atlantik Brücke, Auktionshaus Grisebach, BFM Bundesamt für Migranten, Bilderrahmen Neumann, BPA Bundespresseamt, BMVBS Bundesbauministerium, Britzka Film, Frankfurt Bookfair, DFJW Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk, DIMR Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte, Eszter Salamon, Grafenstein, GWZ Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin, GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Goethe Institut, Haus am Kleistpark, Hoffmann & Campe Verlag, IFA Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Institut Français de Berlin, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt am Main, Kahuuna Films, Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Numb3rs, Museum Tempelhof, Ost-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft, OFAJ Office Franco-Allemand pour la Jeunesse, Polyphon Film, RAUM11 Agentur, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Scholz & Friends, Steuerrechtskanzlei Schmidt, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Stiftung EVZ, Stiftung Die Zeit, Stiftung Genshagen, Zentropa Film, ZfL Zentrum für Literatur und Forschung