Sandra Ratkovic (*1980, Frankfurt/Main) is a photographer from Berlin, with a Master’s degree in Art History (University of Frankfurt/Main, 2002-2007) and a photography education at imago Fotokunst Berlin (Class of Ursula Kelm (2013)). She focuses on free artistic documentary photography and is interested in capturing everyday activities to tell stories of different places and different cultural norms. Sandra Ratkovic just published a photo book about Moscow (monograph, Hatje Cantz publishing company) including an introductory note about her work by Wladimir Kaminer.
Her solo exhibitions include Kunstverein Neckar-Odenwald (2018), Atelier Alen, Munich (2016, 2017), Wigan Arts Festival (UK, 2017) supported by Arts Council England, Good Transfer photo-book gallery, Munich (2017).
Group exhibitions (selection): Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens (Greece) (2017), Not und Spiele, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (2017), Art Book Fair, Berlin Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart (2017), transition, PS Mirabel, Manchester (UK) (2016), Photographs illustrate poems, 25. Anniversary of the Haus für Poesie (Literaturwerkstatt), Berlin, (2016), London Art Fair (repr. by Atelier Alen) (2016), Hotel Bogota, Brotfabrik, Berlin (2015)
She is also curating art exhibitions, i.e. Berlin Mitte Media Festival, Fata Morgana, Berlin (2017), and “Digital Fairy Tales”, International Media Art based on German fairy tales from the 19th century, the exhibition was shown at IFP Media Center, New York, and projected onto the Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA, as well as exhibited at the Runtingerhaus (city archive) in Regensburg, Germany (October 2016).
Awards: Cover photo and photography project published in ”Best of 10 years Zenith Photography Award” (zenith, Stiftung Mercator, and Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland), Honourable Mention Moscow Photo Festival (2017).
Sandra Ratkovic’s photography projects are published in international media, such as Spiegel, Zeit, Welt, Taz, Deutsche Welle Russia,Der Greif, Lomography, Deutschlandradio, Kaltblut Magazine, Kwerfeldein Fotomagazin, Fotohits, Black Iris Journal, fluter, Canada LExpress, Tagesanzeiger Switzerland and many more.