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. At the end of 2002 Fritz travelled through South Africa for six months. She moved to Berlin and ceased all photographic work for four years, studying mathematics and working again as a film projectionist. She rediscovered her roots, both personal and photographic, when she revisited her family. Spaziergang im Käferwald, which was completed in 2007, is the result of that period of her life.
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, the Hyères fashion winners from that year, resulted in the unusual fashion series Entre Chien et Loup. In 2009 she showed the work Au Coeur de l’Avalanche at the Galerie d’actualité in the Villa Noailles in Hyères.