I am Charlotta Kratz. I was born and raised in Sweden, and I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1995.
I’ve enjoyed photography for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until 2009 when I started using my iPhone as a camera that I became serious. Soon thereafter my photos started getting picked for shows. My first juried show was in Milan, Italy, in April of 2010. Since then I’ve shown photos in several cities in the United States, in Canada, and in Australia. As a photographer I am interested in the relationships between people and their environments: in cityscapes, landscapes, or homes.
For more than 15 years I’ve taught courses in media and diversity, intercultural communication, visual communication, and technology in the Communication Department at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. Sporadically I also teach in the Communication Department at California State University East Bay, in Hayward, Calif. Teaching in California, and spending a lot of time discussing culture and diversity with young Americans, has been life changing for me. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from my students.
I’m also an (infrequent) freelance non-fiction writer. I’ve published pieces around cultural differences, racism, and diversity in the US and in Sweden, and I’ve kept a blog for the past seven or eight years. Writing clips, and my blog, are here.
US phone: (408) 641 4282
Swedish phone 08/559 2181
Updated May 15, 2015.