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Sanja Knezevic

Sanja Knezevic is a photojournalist, regular contributor to the National Geographic Serbia. She has published her work and collaborated with: National Geographic, Vice UK, Boston Globe, Open Society Foundations, Amnesty International, Financial Times, NRC, GeoLino... She was chosen to participate at World Press Photo - SEE New Perspectives Masterclass in Berlin, as well as Noor-Nikon in Bucharest. While she lived in Indonesia she traveled Southeast Asia region and documented various cultural and social issues. She holds MA photography from the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Belgrade. Sanja is also involved in photography education.

Awards:
 
2017 Belgrade – New Perspectives, Mixer Festival and Swiss Cooperation Office – Third prize
2016 Ljubljana, Slovenia – Different worlds, second prize, for the project ”Family Matters”
2015 Press Photo Serbia, Winner in Environment reportage category ”Kawah Ijen”
2015 Shortlisted for ”Magnum 30 under 30”
2014 Press Photo Serbia, Winner in Everyday life reportage category ”Dead-End Street”
2014 Belgrade, The portfolio winner of the ”100 Best”, ReFoto Magazine contest, on the occasion of its 100th issue.
2013 Kiev,  Second prize for ”Kamar” story – Golden Camera International Award
2012 Washington D.C. ‘’FotoDC’’ First prize for portrait from ‘’Kamar’’ series.
2012 Belgrade, ‘’Beta photo of the year’’ Grand Prix in Serbia for the photography ‘’Mother and daughter’’
2011 Press Photo Serbia – Winner for the Everyday Life story ”Family Matters”
2010 Press Photo Serbia – Grand Prix for the photography ‘’Couple” from the project Uprooted community
2009 New York, En Foco – Honorable mention
2008 Serbia Press Photo – Winner for the Environmental story and Everyday Life story
2006, 2009 Republic Exhibition, Serbia – third and second prize for collection

Please visit: https://www.sanja-knezevic.com

 

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Presidential candidate Saša Janković at his final election convention in Belgrade.


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Serbian actor Nikola Djuricko gives a speech of support to the presidential candidate Saša Janković at the final election convention in Belgrade.


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Final election convention in Belgrade of the presidential candidate Saša Janković.


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Presidential candidate Saša Janković with his spouse and closest supporters after his convention in Niš, Serbia.


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Tracing phantoms of destruction. The protest marking anniversary of illegal demolition in Savamala quarter in Belgrade.


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Tracing phantoms of destruction. The protest marking anniversary of illegal demolition in Savamala quarter in Belgrade.


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Tracing phantoms of destruction. The protest marking anniversary of illegal demolition in Savamala quarter in Belgrade.


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Tracing phantoms of destruction. The protest marking anniversary of illegal demolition in Savamala quarter in Belgrade.


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Alexey Guintovt, Russian visual artist, during lecture in Belgrade.


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Leonid Savin during lecture in Belgrade.


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Aleksandr Dugin during lecture in Belgrade.


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A girl plays biliard with friends in Tondo slum, Manila.


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The poorest inhabitants of Manila primarily earning a living from coal-making in the rudimentary coal ovens in Ulingan slum, but also as secondary raw materials collectors. For many of them street is their home, and their chances for climbing the social ladder are slim. Their every day routine is making charcoal by burning wood, in the middle of thick dark smoke, or looking for the garbage that can be reused.


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The poorest inhabitants of Manila primarily earning a living from coal-making in the rudimentary coal ovens in Ulingan slum, but also as secondary raw materials collectors. For many of them street is their home, and their chances for climbing the social ladder are slim. Their every day routine is making charcoal by burning wood, in the middle of thick dark smoke, or looking for the garbage that can be reused.


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The poorest inhabitants of Manila primarily earning a living from coal-making in the rudimentary coal ovens in Ulingan slum, but also as secondary raw materials collectors. For many of them street is their home, and their chances for climbing the social ladder are slim. Their every day routine is making charcoal by burning wood, in the middle of thick dark smoke, or looking for the garbage that can be reused.


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Roma children on the way home from from Sava river, where they spend a lot of time during summer, having fun and washing clothes.


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Sheep in the Roma's car on the outskirt of Belgrade where Roma families were resettled from the centre of the city.


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A man whose house burned in a fire. Gazela slum, Belgrade.


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Roma children playing at the pool which their father found on dump and patched it. Gazela slum, Belgrade.


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Roma babies bundled up in a traditional way. Belgrade, Karaburma settlement.


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Roma family in their one-room cardboard home in Gazela slum, Belgrade.


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Roma girl dancing to traditional music. Belgrade, Belvile settlement.


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