Berlin-based Sophia Emmerich is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker whose work amplifies queer voices and tells authentic stories about identity, diversity, and representation. Trained as a lawyer, Sophia is passionate about fighting for causes she believes in and has found a way to marry her legal training with her artistic endeavors. 

With her images and videos she brings awareness to the challenges that queer people face every day, but also celebrates the beauty and strength of the community.  

In 2021, she produced the first documentary of its kind that gave voice to the discriminatory legal process of official name change experienced by transgender people in Germany.



Adobe, Fluide, Fabletics, Skillshare, ArmedAngels, AMD Akademie Mode & Design, InStereo Berlin, Deloitte, Kemmler&Kemmler, In Theory Berlin, Mastercard



2022 Official Selection Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival

2022 Semi-Finalist Berlin InternationalArt Film Festival

2021 Venice Short Film Festival – Winner

2021 Courage Film Festival – Official Selection

2021 BBA One Shot Award – Short List

2021 Stiftung Kulturwerk Scholarship Recipient

2021 Finalist of the Feminist Pride Contest

2020 Artist of the Month December – Artjobs

2020 Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund Recipient

2020 Babin x MusicBed Video Challenge – Winner




2021 Martin-Gropius-Bau as supporting program during the Zanele Muholi Exhibition

2021 Post Gender Beauty, BBA Gallery, Berlin

2018 RedLipStickMen (Solo Show), Berlin