Astrid Dill

I am a documentary photographer, currently based in Berlin, Germany. My works deal mostly with subjects and issues that involve the society and human relationships, focused on marginalized groups in East Africa that are often overlooked.

Since 2010, I have worked to document consequences of poverty and social discrimination for individuals. This includes the work “I’m still with you”, about the Memory Books in Uganda, written by HIV positive parents, which evolved in collaboration with NACWOLA (National Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS). Since 2010, I have been documenting the influence of breakdance and Hip Hop for socially disadvantaged young people in Uganda. Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU), a youth centered, grass roots organization, uses elements of Hip Hop culture to engage and unite young people and provide them with skills and confidence to become active, socially conscious individuals. In 2011, I documented individual stories of immigration on behalf of the Goethe Institut, all published in a book with the title “Im Kopf waren wir schon in Deutschland / In our minds, we were already in Germany“. In March 2014 I started the longterm project “Null and Void”, documenting the  impact of Ugandas Anti-Homosexuality Law.

I aim to point to issues, that are rarely told, by illustrating individual stories through photography and text. My work is divided between commissioned assignments and self assigned photographic documentation.



Magazines & Online
Bergwelten, Nido, missio magazin, emotion, GEOlino, stern.de

NGO & Corporate
WWF Germany, Ärzte der Welt (Médecins du Monde), UNICEF, Goethe Institut, Deutsche Bank, Flying Health Incubator (FHI), Eps51 graphic design studio, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz), Christie's Education, Red Bull Media House



based in Berlin
2003 – 2006 training as a photographer
2006 – 2010 studied Photodesign at „Munich University of Applied Sciences“
2013 selected for Noorderlicht Photography Masterclass
2017 selected for Nikon-NOOR Academy
since 2010 freelance photographer


2010 „The other side of Town“, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany
2010 „Einblick 2010“, final exhibition, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany
2010 „Die andere Seite der Stadt – The other side of town“, Pädagogisches Institut, Referat für Bildung und Sport, Munich, Germany
2012 “Im Kopf waren wir schon in Deutschland”, Goethe-Institut / Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
2012 THE NOTORIOUS IBE, New Dance Media Conference 2012, Heerlen, Netherlands
2012 „INNER DANCE“, Dance Transmissions Festival 2012, Kampala, Uganda
2014 “Im Kopf waren wir schon in Deutschland”, Goethe-Institut / Sprachlernzentrum Prishtina, Kosovo
2015 “Im Kopf waren wir schon in Deutschland”, Goethe-Institut / Villa Verte, Oujda, Morroco


2010 „I’m still with you“, Memory Books in Uganda, self-published.
2011 „Im Kopf waren wir schon in Deutschland/In our minds, we were already in Germany“, 27 portraits of migration, Goethe-Institut