Kerstin Hacker is a photo documentarist and has worked for major non-governmental organisations and newspapers. Her work is exhibited internationally.
She is recipient of the Agfa/Emma Female Photojournalist of the Year Award and is an Alexia Foundation alumna. She self-published the book Einsame Heimat on Sudeten Germans in Czech Republic. Recently she has been awarded a Fellowship with the Centre for Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP).
Kerstin is passionate about visual self-governance in Africa and has developed a photography curriculum together with the Department of Mass Communication at the University of Zambia and the British Council to raise awareness of the importance of visual self - representation.
Kerstin Hacker was born in Bavaria/Germany in 1968. She holds a BA and MA from FAMU (Academy of Applied Arts), Prague, Czech Republic. Since 2008 she is Head of Photography at the Cambridge School of Art and leads the BA and MA courses.
Clients include Save the Children, SightSavers International, UNICEF, British Council, The Daily Telegraph, Guardian and The Times.
Changing Spaces, Cambridge, UK: Maternity Ward: October 2015
Czech Cultural Centre, Munich, Germany: Einsame Heimat: December 2002
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
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, England: Busgallery 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, England: Documentary Photography of the Prague Film Faculty: October 1991
Association of Photographers' Lecturer Award, 2010, shortlist
Maxim FAMU Festival Award, 1994
World Peace and Cultural Understanding Prize, Alexia Foundation, 1994
Female Photojournalist of the Year, 1993
FAMU Festival, second prize, 1992
Grants and Sponsorship
British Council Educational Partnership in Africa Grant 2009
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