Resume

Born in 1974, Michel Rajkovic leaves in France, near Paris.

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.

Awards :

Through personal and group exhibitions, his photos have been presented in New York, Fort Collins, Miami, 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.

  • Member of the jury oh the Monochrome Awards 2016, Décembre 2016
  • Participation in Rendez-vous Image 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 :

  • Rendez-vous Image, Strasbourg, January 2016 (collective exhibition
  • Hotel Lutetia, Paris, September - November 2013
  • Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason, Gallery The Lunch Box, Miami, USA (collective exhibition), May - July 2012
  • Black & White Selection  Center for Fine Art Photography  Fort Collins, USA (collective exhibition), April - May 2012
  • Festival International de l'image environnementale  Hotel Pullman Montparnasse, january - june 2012 (collective exhibition)
  • Galerie de l'Europe, Paris, 2011 (collective exhibition)
  • 153rd International Print Exhibition  Royal Photographic Society , London  August 2010 - May 2011 (collective exhibition)
  • Espace Kiron (Collective exhibition in support for HALTE SIDA), Paris 2010
  • Galerie du Lucernaire(Collectif 8Reg'Art), Paris 2009
  • Institut Français d'Athènes, Athens Photo Festival, 2009
  • Splathlight Studio NewYork (collective exhibition), Best of Show, IPA, 2009
  • Galerie du Lucernaire, Paris 2009
  • Salon de la photographie de Toulouse (collectif 8Reg'Art), Toulouse 2009
  • Théâtre "La Nacelle", Aubergenville 2009
  • Pau Photo (collectif 8Reg'Art), Pau 2009
  • Galerie du Lucernaire, Paris 2008
  • Galerie La Vitrine, La Madeleine 2008
  • Château des Ravalets (collectif 8Reg'Art), Tourlaville 2008
  • Festival de photographie d'Arles (collective exhibition), SFRJeunes talents, 2008
  • Galerie Acte2  Prix de la Photographie Paris PX3 (collective exhibition), Paris 2008
  • Galerie du Lucernaire, Paris 2007

Publications :

  • Publication in the catalogue of Rendez-vous Image 2016
  • Black+White Photography magazine, UK, number 154 - September 2013 (Cover + interview)
  • Digital Camera, UK, July 2013 (Cover)
  • Foto (6 pages article) polish magazine , - february 2013
  • Digital Camera, UK, September 2011 (Cover)
  • Photographer, Ukraine, August 2010 (Cover + interview)
  • Cover of the catalogue of the 153rd International Print Exhibition - Royal Photographic Society , UK - August 2010
  • Catalogue Athens Photo Festival, Greece, November 2009
  • Webmag Area Zinc, Spain, July 2009
  • Webmag Monochrome, France, May 2009
  • Shots Magazine, USA, November 2008
  • Photofan (10 pages article), France, October 2008
  • Webmag ND-Magazine (interview), Angleterre, June 2008
  • PX3 Annual Book 2008, Paris, 2008
  • Webmag Photofiles, France, Avril 2008
  • Webmag Bulb Magazine, Croatie, Février 2008
  • Webmag Photofiles, France, Janvier 2008