Born in Czechoslovakia, Antonin Kratochvil graduated in photography from Gerrit Rietveltd Art Academy.
His work has appeared in numerous magazines and other publications worldwide including Condé Nast Traveler, Detour, Mother Jones, Natural History, Newsweek, the New York Times, Smithsonian, Time and the United Nations Choices magazine. Mother Jones International Fund for Photography, USA.
In September 2001 he co-founded the VII photo agency.
First Prize, World Press Photo Awards, Nature and Environment Singles, 2003
First Prize, World Press Photo Awards, General News Singles, 2003
Gold ARC Award for Best Annual Report, NGO Category, for Rockefeller Foundation 1999 Annual Report, 2000
Alfred Eisenstadt Award for “Eyewitness Essay” Life Magazine, 1997
First Prize, World Press Photo Portrait Series, Amsterdam, 1997
Gold Medal for Photography from Society of Publishing Designers, New York, 1997
Ernst Haas Award, Maine Photographic workshops, 1997
Dorothy Lange Prize, Duke University Center of documentary Studies, 1994
Leica Medal of Excellence for outstanding achievement in documentary photography, 1994
Infinity Award: Photojournalist of the Year, International Center of Photography, New York, 1991
Sopravvivere: Motta Editore, Italy 2001
Incognito: Arena Editions, USA 2001
Broken Dream: 20 Years of War in Eastern Europe, Monacelli Press, New York 1997.
Selected Group Books
Rethink, de-Mo 2004
War by VII, de-Mo 2003
1995 Hasselblad Foundation Grant for Photography, Sweden
1994 Ernst Haas Working Grant, USA