Amira Fritz was born in 1979 in Rosenheim, Germany. She grew up in the countryside and moved to Vienna to study photography. She graduated in 2002 from the Höhere Graphische Bundes Lehr und Versuchsanstalt Wien. During her time in Vienna she was the assistant of the photographer Reiner Riedler and worked as a film projectionist, which was particularly influential in her photographic work. Fritz went to Paris and applied for the Hyères Festival International de Mode et de Photographie in 2008 with her body of work and won the Mention spécial du Jury. Her subsequent photographic collaboration with Matthew Cunnington and John Sanderson resulted in the unusual fashion series Entre Chien et Loup.