Ann-Christine Woehrl is a French-German photographer born in 1975. She studied photography in Paris where she began to work for the photojournalists David Turnley and Reza, along with the Magnum Photo Agency. Her emphasis has primarily centred on socio-cultural and socio-political issues around the globe taking her to Latin America, Africa and Asia. Her recent work explores human rights’ and women’s rights’ violations.
Between 2012 and 2014, she developed INVISIBLE, an international project about acid attack survivors, which has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and photography festivals around the world.
From 2015-2016, she delved into the Cambodian genocide and produced SHADED MEMORIES, which was exhibited in 2017 at the Museum of Mankind in Munich (Museum Fünf Kontinente) and at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
More recently between 2017 and 2019 she realized her long-term project PEACE IS NAMED AFTER A WOMAN on the reintegration process of six former women FARC-fighters back into Colombian society.
INVISIBLE, SHADED MEMORIES and PEACE IS NAMED AFTER WOMAN have been published by ‘Edition Lammerhuber’.
The project WITCHES IN EXILE, realized between 2009 and 2013, examines the practice of banishing Ghanaian women, accused of witchcraft, from their families and communities. It will be published as a book by Kehrer publishing. This publication accompanied a series of exhibitions, which started with the Stadthaus Ulm, followed by the gallery LEPI Art in collaboration with ARTCO gallery in Berlin (2021). In 2022 the gallery PRAXIS in Basel exhibited this project together with DARKLIGHT. In early 2023 it was shown at the French Cultural Centre of Freiburg (CCFF - Centre Culturel Français Freiburg). From November 2023 until May 2024 WITCHES IN EXILE will be exhibited at the Museum of Mankind (Museum Fünf Kontinente) in Munich.
Her current project TRAVERSOI, a photographical meditation on the coexistence of worlds - the psychatric hospital within the city of Uzès, will be exhibited from September 28th until November 16th 2023 at the FONDATION MH in Avignon.