Sandra's Stories


Fighting Kids

Daily Life, Social Issues, Editorial

Boxing matches with children starting at six years, Thailand.

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The Punk of Burma

Daily Life, Social Issues, Editorial

Living as a punk in Burma is not only a lifestyle or just a copy of Western trends, it is an act of rebellion.

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The last Orangutans

Editorial, Nature & Environment, Documentary

Orangutans, an entirely Asian species in the family of great apes, roam Indonesian rain forests on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo.

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Jenny`s Soul

The series "Jenny’s Soul" shows an unusual way of living, the relationship between a man and his silicone doll.

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The Longings of the Others

Daily Life, Social Issues, Contemporary Issues

A photo documentary about the microcosm brothel in Bangladesh.

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About Sandra


Sandra Hoyn lives as a freelance photojournalist in Hamburg, Germany. She studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, graduating in 2005. She started working for magazines, NGOs and on her personal photo projects, concentrating on social, environmental and human rights issues. She worked in various countries in Asia, Africa and Europe. Her work has been published in Die Zeit, Zeit Campus, Chrismon, Der Spiegel, stern, Missio Magazin, NEON, GEO, GEOlino, and The New York Times Lens Blog, among others. Since 2007 she has been represented by laif, agency for photos and reports.

In 2016 she received Sony World Photography Awards 2nd prize in category daily life. In 2015, she received World Press 3rd prize, category nature singles. In 2014, she was selected by LensCulture as one of the Top 50 Emerging Talents. In 2013, she received the Henri Nannen Award. In 2012 she got second place at IPA - International Photography Awards in the category Professional editorial sports. That year she was also awarded three silver medals by the Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) for her features. In 2011 and 2007, she received scholarships from VG Bild-Kunst. In 2009, she received the Media Award by Kindernothilfe.

Nationality German
Based in Hamburg, Germany

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