Zambia. 2016

Zambia. 2016

Kerstin Hacker

Kerstin Hacker is a photo documentarist and academic and her work is published and exhibited internationally. She is a recipient of the Agfa/Emma Female Photojournalist of the Year Award, is an Alexia Foundation alumna and is a Fellow of the Centre for Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) in the UK.

Her long-term research interests explore the changing perception, representation and visual self-governance in Africa. Her current research explores the emerging affluent classes in Lusaka, Zambia.

Kerstin Hacker was born in Bavaria/Germany in 1968. She holds a BA and MA from Academy of Applied Arts (FAMU), Prague, Czech Republic.  Since 2008 she is Head of Photography at the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University and leads the BA and MA courses.


Academic Paper Presentation

ASAUK 2018 Conference, University of Birmingham, 2018: The colonial library, the 'uncited' image and the rise of visual self-governance in Zambia: Photographing Generation Z

Bridging Gaps: National Identity in Persona, Branding, and Activism, University of Western Australia Perth, Australia, 2017: Fostering Visual Self-Governance in Zambia


Solo Exhibitions

Art at ARB, CRASSH, Cambridge, UK: Generation Z: October - December 2018

Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK: Inspire Dialogue: September 2017

Henry Tayali Gallery, Lusaka, Zambia: Generation Z: August 2017

Changing Spaces, Cambridge, UK: Maternity Ward: October 2015

Adalbert Stifter Verein, Munich, Germany: Einsame Heimat: December 2003

Susice Town Museum, Czech Republic: Einsame Heimat: September 2000

Zwiesel Town Museum, Germany: Einsame Heimat: October 1999

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, England: Russia, China, East Turkestan, Tibet, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan: April/May 1998

Maternity Hospital, Prien, Germany: Maternity Hospital: January 1995

Graphics Gallery, Hodonin Museum, Czech Republic: China, East-Turkestan, Tibet, Mongolia: February 1995

Cultural Centre, Ministry of Culture, Tashkent, Uzbekistan: China, East Turkestan, Tibet, Mongolia: November 1995

Gallery Jungmann, Liberec, Czech Republic: China, East-Turkestan, Tibet: February 1994

Gallery Shellenberger, Portland, Maine, USA: Maternity Hospital: May 1993

Gallery of the Academy for Photodesign, Munich, Germany: Maternity Hospital: October 1993

FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic: Home for handicapped Children in Prague „Jedlickuv Ustav“: June 1991


Group Exhibitions

The Archive and the Contested Landscape, Festival of Ideas, Cambridge: October 2018

Festival der Fotografischen Bilder, Regensburg, Germany: October 2017 - March 2018

Henry Tayali Gallery, Lusaka, Zambia: Konse Konse (European Union): May 2017

Freilichtmuseum Massing, Germany: Project Junge Bäuerin (Young female farmers): March 1998

Prague, Czech Republic: Prague House of Photography: Tibet: March 1995

Ljubljana, Slovenia: International Week of Photography: June 1995

London, UK: Bus Gallery Metropolis: October 1994

Berlin, Germany: International Children Photography: November 1994

Herten, Germany: Exhibition for the Prize for Young Photojournalism: September 1993

Brno, Czech Republic: Photography of the Prague Film Faculty: May 1992

Leeds, UK: Documentary Photography of the Prague Film Faculty: October 1991



Photomonitor - Kerstin Hacker: Generation Z. Reviewed by Helen James

Contemporary Cambridge

Hacker, K. (2018). Generation Z: Visual Self-Governance through Photography. In Lam, C.and Raphael, J. (Ed.) Personas and Places Waterhill Publishing: New York

Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

Fostering Visual Self-Governance in Zambia - CUSP Blog

Lens Culture - Me Inside

Photomonitor - First Moments: A text in response to a photograph by Kerstin Hacker

L'oeil De La Photographie - The Eye of Photography

Einsame Haimat Osaměli ve Vlasti



Best Paper Award, Bridging Gaps: National Identity in Persona, Branding, and Activism, 2017

Made A Difference Awards, Student Union, Anglia Ruskin University, UK, 2017

Made A Difference Award, Student Union, Anglia Ruskin University, UK, 2015

Association of Photographers' Lecturer Award, UK,  2010, shortlist

Maxim - Winner of the FAMU Festival Award, Czech Republic, 1994

World Peace and Cultural Understanding Prize- runner up , Alexia Foundation, USA, 1994

Female Photojournalist of the Year, Germany, 1993

FAMU Festival, second prize, Czech Republic, 1992


Grants and Sponsorship

Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University - Research Funding 2016-2018

British Council: Educational Partnership in Africa Grant 2009 - 2012

Czech - German Foundation for the Future 2002

Robert Bosch Foundation 2002

Sponsored by Leica GmbH 2000 to 2002

Sponsored by Canon Europe 1997

Sponsored by AGFA 1995 to 2002

Sponsored by Fujifilm 1994 to 2002