Welcome to the website of Nashville-based photographer Ivor Karabatkovic!
Born in then-Yugoslavia to a Serbian mother and Croatian father, his family fled his hometown of Doboj to Croatia with nothing but two small suitcases, before settling in Germany in 1991. Ivor started his education in German schools, but moved to Cleveland, Ohio in July of 1998. The Clinton administration opened up a immigration program for mixed-marriage families, like Ivor's, who had no place to go. His family was accepted into the program and moved to Cleveland in 1998. Ivor and his family have been proud US citizens since 2007.
Some of Ivor's favorite assignments include photographing the President of the United States 11 times, shooting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum's advertising campaign for 2011, and going on tour with national touring acts based in Nashville.
Ivor moved to Nashville in November of 2011 to pursue tour photography/video and freelance work with musicians. He just finished a tour as the photographer for Sony/Arista recording artist Jerrod Niemann, and is currently shooting weddings and preparing for a 10 month trip back to Bosnia to mentor young photographers and document current living conditions in the country.