Biography

 

Katrin Koenning is a photographer from the Ruhrgebiet, Germany — once the country’s industrial heartland. Relocating to Australia in her twenties and coming from a story of movement, Katrin is interested in our physical and emotional connection to place as well as our relationship to environment and the vernacular. Based in both still photography and the moving image, her work is an inquiry into these themes.

Katrin regularly exhibits her work in solo and group shows in Australia and internationally. In 2016 her first book, Astres Noirs — published by Chose Commune — received the Australian Photobook of the Year Award and was shortlisted for both Prix Nadar and the Paris Photo/Aperture First Book Award. Her work has been published widely in volumes such as Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now, Photographers' Sketchbooks, Hijacked III, The New York Times, Financial Times Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, National Geographic, Der Spiegel Magazine, The Guardian and ASX amongst others.

She frequently teaches intensive workshops and masterclasses in photographic practice, working in various countries and with a multitude of organisations. Currently Katrin is based between Europe and Melbourne, Australia where she works as a lecturer and freelancer.

Katrin is represented by East Wing