Ann Sophie Lindström

“Ann Sophie Lindström is one of the most interesting upcoming visual storytellers today, whose projects bridge photography and moving image documentary. Her current film, ‘The Bitter with the Sweet’, takes the intimacy, obvious in all of Ann's work, to the next level.” –

Uwe H. Martin, Germany, photographer and producer Bombay Flying Club

Ann Sophie Lindström’s work establishes an intimate insight into the people and places she documents. Her stories focus on unusual communities of people who are mostly ignored in society and who create a kind of substitute family for each other.

She has documented the lives of a group of punks trying to survive in a capitalistic urban jungle in her series ‘Punk ist kein Kaffeekränzchen’, and the African American Urban Horse Community in a high-crime neighbourhood of North Philadelphia in ‘Don’t fence me in’.

Her current film, ‘The Bitter with the Sweet’, is a love story on the verge of madness between a couple who are trying to grow old together.

Her personal projects have been supported through grants from Centre National de l’Audiovisuel in Luxembourg, Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte and Stiftung Kulturwerk der VG Bild-Kunst. Her work has been awarded in CPOY, POYi and the VGH-Preis.

Lindström studied photojournalism and documentary photography in Hanover, Germany. She became a mentee at the Bombay Flying Club in 2014 and was promoted as a full member in 2018.

Besides working as an independent photographer and visual storyteller Lindström teaches photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Hanover, Germany.

See Ann Sophie Lindström's 'Don't Fence Me In' on Witness, World Press Photo's online magazine.

Ann Sophie Lindström received a nomination from Uwe H. Martin

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Ann Sophie Lindström