Resume

Born in 1974, Michel Rajkovic lives in USA, near Boston.

During several years, his desire of escapism took him all over the world, but his search for an emotional dimension was not totally fulfilled, even when surrounded with the most beautiful sceneries. His vision of photography evolved, moving from a classical representation to a artistic universe where reality and oneirism combine themselves. Through a minimalist and surgical approach, his work is shading the reality to the benefit of the symbolism.

His photos find their essence in this ambiguity. They surprise and make us wonder at the same time. He transforms the landscape in its representation but, above all, in its reason to be.

Then the landscape becomes a purpose to bring us into an inner journey.

Selected Awards :

Through personal and group exhibitions, his photos have been presented in New York, Fort Collins (co), Miami (fl), United Kingdom, Greece and France. Numerous awards and selections : Gold Award at the Loupe Awards, 1st price in the PX3 - Prix de la Photographie in the Fine Art category, 3rd prizes at the IPA Awards ... and publications in France, England, Poland, Ukraine and United States.

Michel Rajkovic was also member of the judges of the Monochrome Awards, December 2016

  • Participation in Rendez-vous Image festival 2016, France, January 2016
  • Participation in the 155rd International Print Exhibition Royal Photographic Society", London July 2012 - May 2013
  • Participation in the Bristol Festival of Photography, UK, May 2012
  • Participation in the Black & White Selection  Center for Fine Art Photography  Fort Collins, USA, April - May 2012
  • Gold Award for the image "Le Carrelet" at the International Loupe Awards, Australia, 2011
  • 3rd price, "Book  Nature category" for the Iceland Serie, PX3, Prix de la photographie Paris, 2011
  • 1st price, "Book  Nature category" for the Iceland Serie by the people's choice, PX3 Paris, 2011
  • Participation in the 153rd International Print Exhibition  Royal Photographic Society", London August 2010 - May 2011
  • Participation in the "Festival International de l'Image Environnementale", Paris June 2010
  • Honorable Mention, Fine Art category, B&W Spider Awards, 2010
  • Participation in the "Athens Photo Festival", 2009
  • 3rd price, "Bridge" category, IPA, International Photography Awards, 2009
  • Participation in the "Best Of Show" NewYork USA, IPA, International Photography Awards,2009
  • 4 Honorables Mentions, International Photography Awards, 2009
  • 4 Honorables Mentions, International Photography Awards, 2008
  • 1st price, Fine Art category, Prix de la photographie Paris, 2008
  • 1st price, Fine Art category  Abstract", Prix de la photographie Paris, 2008
  • 2 Honorables Mentions, "Fine Art  Landscape" category, Prix de la photographie Paris, 2008
  • Finalist, Arles  SFR  Jeunes Talents, 2008

Previous Exhibitions :

Solo exhibitions :

  • Galerie Fontaine Obscure, Aix en Provence, May 2016
  • Hotel Lutetia, Paris, September - November 2013
  • Institut Français d'Athènes, Athens Photo Festival, 2009
  • Galerie du Lucernaire, Paris 2009
  • Théâtre "La Nacelle", Aubergenville 2009
  • Galerie du Lucernaire, Paris 2008
  • Galerie La Vitrine, La Madeleine 2008
  • Galerie du Lucernaire, Paris 2007
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Group juried exhibitions :

  • PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT USA, December 2017
  • Voies Off 2016 - Arles, France, July 2016
  • Galerie Darkroom - Nice, France, July 2016
  • Rendez-vous Image, Strasbourg, France, January 2016
  • Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason, Gallery The Lunch Box, Miami FL, USA, May - July 2012
  • Black & White Selection  Center for Fine Art Photography  Fort Collins CO, USA, April - May 2012
  • Festival International de l'image environnementale  Hotel Pullman Montparnasse, Paris, January - June 2012
  • Galerie de l'Europe, Paris, 2011
  • 153rd International Print Exhibition  Royal Photographic Society , London, UK  August 2010 - May 2011
  • Espace Kiron (group exhibition in support for AIDS), Paris 2010
  • Galerie du Lucernaire (group exhibition 8Reg'Art), Paris 2009
  • Splathlight Studio, Best of Show, IPA, New York NY USA, 2009
  • Salon de la photographie de Toulouse (group exhibition 8Reg'Art), Toulouse, France, 2009
  • Pau Photo (group exhibition 8Reg'Art), Pau, France, 2009
  • Château des Ravalets (group exhibition 8Reg'Art), Tourlaville, France, 2008
  • Festival de photographie d'Arles, SFR Jeunes talents, France, 2008
  • Galerie Acte2  Prix de la Photographie Paris PX3, Paris, France 2008

Selected Publications :

  • Catalogue : Exhibition Photo Place Gallery, November 2017
  • Interview : "Art of Photographie" magazine : 25 french artists selected, France, July 2017
  • Web : l’oeil de la photographie, May 2016
  • Interview Web : Monovisions, July 2015
  • Catalogue : exhibition Rendez-vous Image, France, 2016
  • Cover + interview : Black+White Photography magazine, UK, September 2013
  • Web : Lense.fr, 2014
  • Web : Blur Magazine, October 2014
  • Web : Petapixel.com, December 2014
  • Cover : Digital Camera magazine, UK, July 2013
  • Publication : Foto magazine (6 pages article), Poland, February 2013
  • Interview WEB : ND magazine, February 2012
  • Web : TrendTablet, December 2011
  • Cover : Digital Camera, UK, September 2011
  • Web : My Modern Met, April 2011
  • Cover + interview : Photographer magazine, Ukraine, August 2010
  • Cover : catalogue of the 153rd International Print Exhibition - Royal Photographic Society , UK, 2010
  • Catalogue : Athens Photo Festival, Greece, November 2009
  • Web : Area Zinc, Spain, July 2009
  • Web : Monochrome magzine, France, May 2009
  • Publication : Shots Magazine, USA, November 2008
  • Publication : Photofan magazine (10 pages article), France, October 2008
  • Interview Web : ND-Magazine, June 2008
  • Catalogue : PX3 Annual Book 2008, Paris, 2008
  • Web : Photofiles, France, April 2008
  • Web : Bulb Magazine, Croatie, February 2008
  • Web : JPG Magazine, USA, August 2007
  • Web :File Magazine, USA, July 2007
  • Web : Photofiles, France, January 2008