United Kingdom

Eva Sajovic



Eva Sajovic is an artist photographer working in socially-engaged, participatory practice, in particular with marginalised communities or those affected by processes of change. She is interested in issues of identity, belonging, representation and place.

Eva has work commissioned by Tate Modern, Whitechapel gallery, The National Archives, Ffotogallery, Cuming museum, 198CAL and has been supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and the National Heritage Trust. Eva is an Associated Lecturer at Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Art.


Hidden Presence

Portraits with vulnerable young women in South Wales, using portraiture to explore identity and self-expression.
As part of the Hidden Presence project commissioned by Ffotogallery and Chepstow museum and in partnership with Barnardos Seraf service.

Hidden Presence aims to extend people’s understanding of Nathaniel Wells, an 18th & 19th Century Welsh nobleman of mixed heritage who was son of a white Welsh plantation owner and black enslaved woman. The project is working with different participants to explore the importance of his life in the context of Wales today, looking at a range of issues linked to individual’s cultural heritage, their identity, sense of belonging, citizenship and what it means to be Welsh.

More information on the project can be found here.


Home from Home

A collection of portraits from the Elephant and Castle, an area of South East London currently undergoing a massive regeneration. The aim of the project is to capture and celebrate the human stories of the area, and document a community which will change beyond recognition within the next decade.

In collaboration with writer Sarah Butler, who has interviewed many of those photographed, and their stories provide a fascinating insight into the diversity and uniqueness of the Elephant and Castle.

The project is part of a bigger body of work in Elephant&Castle and exists in a form of a book, website and exhibition.


Be - Longing

Be – Longing, Travellers Stories Travellers Lives is a body of work produced over a period of 6 years comprising of photographs, sound pieces and stories of people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in UK and Europe.
Portraits of family groups in their home environments, paired with written accounts from subjects' own words offer a platform for these to speak from. The viewer gets an idea of what life is like for these people, the importance of family, relationships, connections to one another, their strong sense of pride and feelings of loyalty to their community and cultural identity, the very real experience of suffering prejudice and being considered outsiders in the countries they came from / live in.

“With Be-Longing Sajovic hopes to promote an understanding of Traveller communities and counter the unspoken prejudices about such people. She takes her experiences working with these communities further by not only presenting her work but also by inviting dialogue and debate through making public some of the conversations she has been having with the people she has photographed and the people who have supported her research, through workshops, screenings and seminars during the presentation of her work at 198.” Barby Asante, curator