Katja Heinemann is a German photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her personal work focuses on documenting social and cultural issues, exploring topics such as illness and stigma, women's health and body consciousness, youth issues, and the remaining traces of the former communist East in today's German culture.

Katja regularly produces photo essays, new media stories and portraiture for editorial, commercial and institutional clients in the U.S. and abroad. Clients have included Time Magazine, People, Parade, US News and World Report, Stern, Der Spiegel, HBO, Discovery Communications, and the AARP. Her photographs have been included in the anthologies Here is New.

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Katja Heinemann

Supported projects

Two weeks with Antwerp Jews in New York

  • Art
  • Religion
  • International

It's highly unusual. In October 2012, after years of friendly relations, Margot Vanderstraeten was able to get access to a small group of Antwerp modern-orthodox Jews who started a new life in New York – and don't want to leave. "I truly feel at home here. I can be truly Jewish here, too. And that is something that has never really been possible in Antwerp."