Catherine Rocke is an Austrian based professional photographer and mother of three children.
In her works she mainly portrays those whose lives are in a state of inner conflict. As Catherine is searching for human nature, she uses the camera to ask questions, to find out more about what drives people to do the things they do.
Why are some people feeling happy and others seem to fight day by day? Catherine’s wish is to enter, door by door, the hidden rooms of life. In the sunlight made reflection of others she finds herself. Using photography as her form of expression she can get in touch more with herself while telling and sharing the many unique stories of others. Creating comparison between ideas of the feeling that one is connected with others and an inner isolation. Keeping in mind the collective vulnerability of the fact that we all ultimately have little control over the coming and going of things.
During her studies in Berlin at the FAS and in Leipzig at the HGB (2001-2004), Germany she was awarded with the Sequoia Media Award for documentary photography. She also had the oportunity to go on a student trip with Boris Mikhailov to Odessa. Between 2002 and 2005 her works were part of several exhibitions in Berlin, Leipzig, Halle and Frankfurt.
In 2014 Catherine made second place at the EyesOn Portfolio Review in Vienna, where she presented her work for the first time to the public after a break of 8 years. In 2015 she participated at the Photo Espana and the Vienna Photo Book Festival. On july 13th her work was featured in a digital display at the Louvre. As Catherine works in a Bookbindery, she uses her free time for personal documentary projects. Most recently you find her work featured by www.aintbadmagazine.com.