Sebastian Sardi was born in 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden. At the age of 22 he started taking classes in analog photography at the Peoples University in Stockholm. In 2009 he moved to Denmark to study photography at Fatamorgana the Danish school of art and photography. In 2011 he received a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Visual Studies. He published his first photobook “A Cirkusz” in 2012. 2019 his second book “Black Diamond” was published on Kehrer Verlag. Today Sebastian Sardi lives and works in Malmö and Copenhagen.

Grants & Awards

Audience Choice – Winner Best Picture Award Documentary Salon Arbetets Museum 2020
Chelsea International Photography Competitions, Jurors Pick, 2020
Encontros da Imagem – Discovery Awards 2019
Swedish Authors’ Fund Working Grant 2019
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee 2018
Langmanska Culture Fund 2018
Malmö City Cultural Grant 2016
Swedish Authors’ Fund Working Grant 2014
Helge Ax:son Johnson Fund 2014
Swedish Photographers Association Travel Grant 2012
BLF’s Big Photography Award 2011
Langmanska Culture Fund 2011
Helge Ax:son Johnson Fund 2011

Selected Exhibitions

Arbetets museum (The Museum of Work) Documentary Salon, Norrköping, 2020-2021
Encontros da Imagem – Festival Internacional de Fotografia, Braga, Portugal, 2019
Studio Malmö, Malmö 2019
Galleri St Gertrud, Malmö, 2019
Lens Culture Emerging Talent Award, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, 2018
Fotografiska, Autumn Salon, Stockholm, 2017
Galleri Moment, Ängelholm, 2018
“OnePointFiveDegrees”, Prästasvängen, Island of Ven,  2018
Helsinki Photo Festival, Helsinki, 2018
“OnePointFiveDegrees”, Lund,  2018
“OnePointFiveDegrees”, Landskrona,  2018
Fotografiska, Autumn Salon, Stockholm, 2017
Västerbottens Museum, Umeå, 2017