Sandra Vitaljić was born in Pula, in 1972. She earned her master’s degree in Photography and a Ph.D. in History and Theory of Photography from the Academy of Performing Arts, Film and TV (FAMU) in Prague. She is employed as an associate professor at the Cinematography Department of the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She was awarded CEC ArtsLink residence at the Ansel Adams Center for Photography in San Francisco (1997).
As a Fulbright fellow, she conducted her doctoral research at the Rochester Institute of Technology and at the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, in Rochester, NY. She exhibited her works domestically and abroad. Her photographs are featured in the permanent collections of the Modern Gallery in Zagreb, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, as well as in the Polaroid collection and Camera Austria.
She won the CCN Award (Austria) and the first award at the T-HTaward@msu.hr competition. She published two books: “Infertile Grounds” and “War of Images – Contemporary war photography”.