Hana Knizova

Hana Knizova is a Czech-born photographer currently working out of Prague. She studied at the London College of Communication and graduated with a master’s degree in photography.
Her work focuses on interpersonal relationships and often takes the form of intimate, conceptual portrait series, following family members, community members, and lovers over an extended period of time.

She’s also interested in how socio-economic factors impact the ambitions of young people and how they shape their future prospects. Hana’s ability to connect with her subjects allows her visual language to explore themes of identity, personal aspirations, and psychological depths, all conveyed through a natural and intimate aesthetic.

Her work has been published in VOGUE, ELLE, BAZAAR, and many other prominent magazines.

Hana’s work has been regularly exhibited. She received the prestigious John Kobal New Work Award from London’s National Portrait Gallery for her portrait series of identical twins, Elza and Nellie, which highlighted her fascination with the similarities, differences, and deep bonds that exist between siblings. In 2019, she was further honoured with the Photographer of the Year Prize by Czech Grand Design.

In 2023. her project “Mothers” was exhibited at the National Gallery in Sarajevo during the Sarajevo Photography Festival.