Ann Sophie Lindström, born in 1984 in Luxembourg, is a visual storyteller.
She lives in Luxembourg and Hanover, Germany.
Ann Sophie Lindström´s work establishes an intimate insight on 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 documented the life of a group of punks trying to survive in a capitalistic urban jungle in her series Punk ist kein Kaffeekränzchen, 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 an elderly couple that tries to grow old together. The relationship with animals often plays a central role in Lindström's work as well as in her everyday life.
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 and 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.
She is fluent in luxembourgish, german, french and english.
Lindström travels the world with her little pony Dakota.
Instagram -> @annsophielindstrom
Full member of the Bombay Flying Club
Teacher for Basics of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover, Germany.
Mentee of the Bombay Flying Club
Bachelor of Arts (Photojournalism and Documentary Photography) at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover, Germany
Goldene Lola - Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis ( Gold, German Shortfilm Award), »The Bitter with the Sweet«
2d Jury Prize and Audience Award at KFFK (Kurzfilmfreunde Köln e.V.). »The Bitter with the Sweet«
Honorable Mention Lumix Award - LUMIX festival for young photojournalism. »The Bitter with the Sweet«
Exhibition at the Multimedia Section of LUMIX festival for young Photojournalism, Hanover, Germany. »The Bitter with the Sweet«
Award of Excellence at POYi (Pictures of the Year International) for »The Bitter with the Sweet«
Bourse CNA - Aide à la création en Photographie 2017 (Luxembourg)
Nomination for the Joop Swart Masterclass
Exhibition at the Multimedia Section of LUMIX festival for young photojournalism, Hanover, Germany. »Don´t fence me in«
Something Real - Exhibition at Centre National de l´Audivisuel, Luxembourg, nouvelles écritures photographiques, »Don´t fence me in«
2d place at POYi (Pictures of the Year International) for »Don´t fence me in« in the category »Motion Feature Story«
VG Bild-Kunst Stiftung Kulturwerk grant to continue the project »Don´t fence me in«
CPOY (College Photographer of the Year) Gold Medal for »Don´t fence me in« in the category »Multimedia Project«
»Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte Luxembourg« grant for project on US baskatballer players in Luxembourg
Bourse CNA - Aide à la création en Photographie 2013 (Luxembourg) for the multimedia story »Don´t fence me in«
Exhibition at LUMIX festival for young photojournalism, Hanover, Germany. »Punk ist kein Kaffeekränzchen«
Grimme Online Award for the project »berlinfolgen« in cooperation with TAZ and 2470media
VGH Award for »Punk ist kein Kaffeekränzchen« and solo exhibition at VGH galerie Hanover
Workshop with Rob Hornstra & Arnold van Bruggen at CNA, LUXEMBOURG
Workshop with Sputnik at CNA, LUXEMBOURG
Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX, NY. USA
Workshop with Darcy Padilla at CNA, LUXEMBOURG
64th Missouri Photo Workshop, MO. USA