Olaf Heine (*1961 in Hanover) is well known for his staged portraits of musicians, actors, authors, and artists. He studied photography at the renowned Lette-Verein in Berlin. At the same time he continued working with international celebrities, whereas his focus has always been on music. Until today, he has created numerous album covers, international campaigns as well as music videos. His works have been exhibited around the world in galleries and museums and are published in several monographs.
However, next to his celebrity portraits, Olaf Heine has always produced art series dedicated to particular themes and motifs. His latest series »Rwandan Daughters« was finalized in 2019 and deals with the victims of the Rwandan genocide (1994). In touching portraits, over a timespan of three years Olaf Heine photographed the victims of the genocide and their children.