Sanja Knežević is a photographer attracted by humanity and unpredicted situations. She likes covering dynamic situations, such as demonstrations, and other events of importance for society. Sanja also does long term social-documentary stories with accent on diversity of culture and existence.
This is the reason why Sanja's commercial work is inclined toward event photography - weddings, birthdays, corporate. Sanja equally enjoys capturing decisive moments of these events, as they are - dynamic, unpredicted, and of huge importance for the people who hired her.
Sanja Knežević graduated photography at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade and attended the most prestigious workshops and festivals, which contributed to developing her career. From 2012, Sanja spent several years living in one of the most vibrant countries in the world - Indonesia, traveling and taking pictures in the South-East Asia. In 2018 she was chosen to be among 10 female photographers from all over the world at the Festival Pil'Ours in France. She won awards at the biggest national photography contests, among them Grand Prix at Press Photo Srbija and Beta Photo 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, 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.