Lela Ahmadzai is a multimedia journalist and photographer based in Berlin, Germany. She was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and immigrated to Germany at the age of 17. She studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the Hannover School of Applied Sciences and Arts. From 2006 to 2009, she worked in the U.S as a photo studio manager and a freelance photographer.
Since 2011, Ahmadzai has been working as an author, photographer and project manager for 2470media in Berlin. Her work has been published by Der Spiegel, Stern and the Los Angeles Times, among others.