Nora Novak is a documentary photographer based in Berlin. Born in Dubrovnik in 1989, the escalation of the war in former Yugoslavia forced her family to move to Germany in 1993. After interning in marketing and communications, she moved back to her hometown and started working as a photographer in 2012. Subsequently, she returned to Germany and graduated with a BA in Photography from the University of Applied Sciences Europe (formerly BTK) in July 2018. Much of her work seeks to reconstruct lost connections, finding her way back to the wholeness that was shattered by her forced emigration. Identities are contextual; tied to a place in the world and a place in society. For this reason, Novak doesn’t just photograph people, she also documents the environment that helps define them.