Theory & Practice

“Sometimes we just need a little push to overcome our fears”

An abandoned house in Old Teriberka, Russia. April 2021 © Nanna Heitmann/Magnum Photos.
Into the mountain you take nothing with you what you wear in daylight. Prosper Haniel Coal Mine, Bottrop, Germany, 2018.
In the ‘white coop’ the miners deposit their street clothes and in the ‘black coop’ they deposit their workwear into cages which are hung under the roof. Prosper Haniel Coal Mine, Bottrop, Germany, (...)
Saint Barbara, patron saint of miners, is said to protect workers from the dangers connected with their labour. Prosper Haniel Coal Mine, Bottrop, Germany, 2017.
Ballerina Julia dances five hours a day at the Ballet Academy. In addition to ballet lessons, also normal school subjects are taught. Yenisei River, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 2018. All images © Nanna He (...)
Female family members mourn the death of their family member and conscript soldier Gasanbek Agabekov who was killed in Ukraine. Aglobi, Dagestan, Russia. June 16, 2022.
Natasha carrying the picture of a fallen soldier who died during the so-called ‘special operation’ in Ukraine. Moscow, Russia. May 9, 2022.
A convoy of Russian tanks entering self-declared (pro-Russian) Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), moving towards the front line, beginning the invasion of Ukraine. February 24, 2022.
House of culture, rehearsal in Petrovsky Rayon, close to the frontline. Donetsk People's Republic ( DPR ), Donbas, Ukraine. February 17, 2022.
Red square parade and celebration of Victory Day over Nazi Germany. Moscow, Russia. May 9, 2021
Nanna Heitmann Dragon flies catching mosquitos while local volunteer firefighters are filling up the water truck at a pond before driving to a recently-discovered forest fire.. Bulgunnyakhtakh, Yakutia, Russia. J (...)
Nanna Heitmann The ruins of Al-Tahira church, destroyed during the conflict. In 2017, UNESCO implemented a programme to reconstruct the cultural heritage of the city. Mosul, Iraq. 14 September 2021. © Nanna Heitmann | Magnum Photos
A traditional horse race in the steppe. Yenisei River, Kyzyl. Russia, 2018. From the series, ‘Hiding from Baba Yaga.’
Nanna Heitmann. A small ferry boat is the only connection to the village of Old Believers, Erzhey. The Old Believers turned against the reforms of the Patriarch Nikon, who reformed from 1652 texts (...)