Katja Harbi is a photographer and ethnologist (MA). During her academic training she specialized in the fields of culture, politics and religion of the Middle East. She received a scholarship from the University of Freiburg to study at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2001/2. Her growing expertise supported her fascination of Israel and the Middle East. In 2006, she started working for “Dialog”, the Center for Intercultural Education in Zichron Yaakov, Israel. During her time at “Dialog” she met the photographer Kfir Harbi with whom she had begun cooperating.
Katja relocated to Berlin in 2013 where she continues her career as a photographer and visual anthropologist. As a photographer she specializes in portrait, event and boudoir photography, which ties in with her interest as a visual anthropologist who explores intercultural and gender-and sexuality related issues.