Sarah Kastrau
is a student of photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund. Influenced by the gritty photocopy aesthetics of punk as well as the works of the Japanese Provoke-era photographers, she works with analogue cameras and found footage. Her approach is subversive, biographical and raw, with a penchant for taking an oppositional stance.


since 2021 Photographic Studies (MA), University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund, Germany
2015 - 2021 Photography (BA), University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund, Germany
2007 - 2014 Student of Applied Computer Science, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany

2022 Concrete Island (Book), forthcoming
2021 Concrete Island (Outdoor Notebook), self-published, Germany
2021 Concrete Island (Zine), self-published, Germany
2020 The Rapid Publisher #15, Germany
2018 Fear Of The Monolith, self-published, Germany
2017 Nein, /w Flint Stelter, Germany
2017 Zum Metzger muss man geboren sein, self-published, Germany
2016 Goor, self-published, Germany
2015 Life In A Hole, self-published, Germany
2015 Landscape, Otto Publishing, Italy
2015 Grey Magazine #15, Greece
2014 Phenomena, self-published, Germany
2014 Like Ghosts, self-published, Germany
2013 dienacht #14, dienacht Publishing, Germany
2013 Blinded By The Dark, self-published, Germany

Exhibitions (solo)
2019 - 2021 Concrete Island, various locations, Dortmund/Bochum/Witten, Germany
2018 Lightsick, Umschlagplatz, Dortmund, Germany

Exhibitions (group)
2022 destruktiva xiii, AZ, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany (forthcoming)
2022 Schaufenster #31 Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany (forthcoming)
2019 Fotobus Slideshow at phoszene, Köln, Germany
2019 vom blättern und wischen, Künstlerhaus, Dortmund, Germany
2019 Fotobus at World Press Photo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 Podest, FH Dortmund, Germany
2018 destruktiva xi, AZ, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
2018 Internationaler Kongress zu Fragen der künstlerischen Mobilität, Fotofabrique, Hamburg, Germany
2018 Podest, FH Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
2018 Lightsick, Infinite Space, Dortmund, Germany
2017 Psychogeographic Event, Arnhem, Netherlands
2017 destruktiva, AZ, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
2016 destruktiva, AZ, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
2016 Zines Of The World, TIFF Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
2015 Zines Of The World, Doomed Gallery, London, UK
2014 Phenomena, CinePalace, Kortrijk, Belgium
2013 Zines Of The Zone, on the road in Europe
2013 55m², AZ, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
2013 untitled, AKZ, Recklinghausen, Germany

The Virtual Bookshelf, Austria
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, USA
The Library Project, Ireland
Zines of The World, Great Britain
The Indie Photobook Library, Washington, USA
Zines Of The Zone, on the road