Joakim Kocjancic was born Milan in 1975. He grew up in Italy but spent a lot of time in Sweden during his childhood and since 2006 he lives in Stockholm. 2002 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Italy and 2005 he completed his studies with a Master in photojournalism. Between 2001 and 2005 he lived and worked in several European cities: Carrara, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Antwerp, Dublin and London.
Between 2006 and 2012 he photographed the streets of Stockholm with the resulting book Paradise Stockholm published by Journal in 2014. The same year he received a grant from the Swedish Arts Council, the series has been shown at Galleri Kontrast in Stockholm, at FORMA in Milan and at Galerie Intervalle in Paris.
In 2014 and 2016 he self-published together with other eight photographers the black and white magazine OON n.1 and n.2. Book release was both times at Galleri RALF in Stockholm.
Through a grant from the Swedish Writer association he spent six months in Cardoso di Stazzema (Lucca), Italy, photographing the people in the village that resulted in the book After the flood published in 2018 by Apuan Alps Regionale Parc and printed by Pacini Editore.
His work has been published in various newspapers, magazine like La Repubblica, The New York Times, Dagens Arbete and it has been exhibited in Stockholm, Berlin, Genève, Paris, Milan, Bologna and Rome.
At the moment he is working on a project about European cities, which won the best prize for the documentary category at the Photo Festival in Rovinj (Croatia) in 2018. Book planned to be released in spring 2019.