Katja Heinemann's personal work focuses on documenting social and cultural topics such as illness and stigma, youth culture and migration. She produces photo essays, new media stories and portraiture for editorial, commercial and institutional clients in the U.S. and abroad. After being based in the U.S. for most of her professional life, Katja relocated to Berlin in 2016 to pursue independent long term documentary work and community based media programs centered around the issue of migration and asylum politics.
Katja’s new media documentaries on HIV/AIDS, On Borrowed Time, about the lives of children and teenagers in the U.S., and The Graying of AIDS on the global aging of the pandemic, illustrate how a personal body of work can grow from an editorial concept into an advocacy and educational tool, utilizing various platforms and media to have maximum impact in reaching diverse audiences. To learn more, please visit: