Nina Poppe was born in 1979 in Münster, Germany. She earned a bachelor's degree in photography from the Utrecht School of the Arts (2003) and a degree in film and photography at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (2011). She participated in a number of exhibitions in museums including the Joest-Rautenstrauch-Museum, Cologne, the Goethe Instituut, Rotterdam and Kunstverein Leverkusen, Leverkusen. Poppe has produced two films; Sunrise Dacapo (2008) and Stichtag (2009). In 2010, Kehrer Verlag published her book Ama.