Sanja Knezevic is a documentary photographer based in her home town Belgrade. In the focus of her work are marginalised groups, cultural phenomena, citizens striving for freedom and justice, as well as environmental challenges.
She graduated in photography at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade and attended VII Academy, World Press Photo and Noor-Nikon masterclass. From 2012, Sanja spent several years living in one of the most vibrant countries in the world - Indonesia. In 2018 she was chosen to be among 10 female documentary photographers at the Festival Pil'Ours in France.
Sanja Knezevic won awards at the biggest national photography contests, among them 5 times Grand Prix at Press Photo Srbija and Beta News Agency regional contest. At the ''Photo Week D.C'' in Washington D.C. she won the first prize for a portrait. Sanja's work has been published in the National Geographic Serbia, Vice UK, The Economist, Financial Times, Boston Globe, KfW Chancen - Hamburg, Global Post. She has also been collaborating with UNOPS, UNDP, Open Society Foundation and Amnesty International.
Sanja is a board member of the ULUPUDS – The Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia.
2016 Ljubljana, Slovenia – II award Different worlds, for the project ”Family Matters”
2015 Belgrade, Serbia – ArtGet gallery – Kamar
It's more important to click with people than to click the shutter.