Tuesday, 3 January 2023

Palmtree Photoworkshops

Santorini Greece + 2023


                                                                                   

                                  + DRAWING CLOSER RELATIONAL ENCOUNTERS +

This five -day intensive workshop on the beautiful Island of Santorini will focus on creating a space for photographic thinking and exploration of our physical and emotional connection to the everyday and to that which is close to us, surrounding us locally and in proximity. We will think about the camera as a drawing-closer and as a tool for making relation; the personal as political and the hyper-local (one’s backyard) as a stage on which narrative can unfold and be fostered.

We will examine how a method of return (to a person, a community, a place, the self) can be a way of practicing this drawing closer, and of making kin. Katrin will provide in-depth insight into her own working processes and influences, and the workshop will centre a variety of approaches and challenges to working in a relational way. She will encourage and guide participant immersion with the island to find new ideas and make new pictures that are near and ‘resident’. These new beginnings may be collaborative, experiential and experimental.

Drawing on notions of photographic practice as a ‘being-in the-world’ and as something intimately connected with who we are, participants will be invited to understand the workshop as a deep and honest meeting point for rigorous exchange, and collective and individual discussion of their own work. Participants are encouraged to bring to the workshop projects-in-progress, previous ‘finished’ work, books and book dummies, personal questions or ideas for a future photographic work. Always asking what is at stake, we will study participant’s motivations and working processes, untangling how their work can engage with the realities that confront them and speak to their lived experiences.

>Angkor Photo Festival Workshops 2023, Siem Reap Cambodia<
                              

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Of Embers, ArtSpace 

Realm, Nov 2022 - Feb 2023


The Black Summer bushfires of 2019 and 2020 are still smoking in the mind. Intensified by climate change, these ‘megafires’ left behind the largest burnt expanse witnessed on earth in the modern record.

Fire itself is pure paradox: essential for survival and yet capable of destroying life. Of Embers brings together the work of artists who have responded to this episode and the history and cultural status of fire in Australia.

James Tylor (Kaurna People, South Australia) and Rebecca Selleck’s Fire Country speaks to fact that fire has always been here, folded into Aboriginal knowledge and experience over millennia, existing within a totality of deep ecological and cultural time. Here fire is reconfigured from threat to natural ally in Indigenous cultural practice. Katrin Koenning’s photographs visualise an earthen poetics that rests in the polarity between ash and snow on Lake Mountain. For over a decade Koenning has watched and listened to the bush as it struggles to regenerate after the devastation of the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. Tom Goldner & Angus Scott’s photographs and video for Do Brumbies Dream in Red connect the paradoxical status of both brumby and fire in the Australian landscape and imagination. Isabella Capezio’s videos, photographs, found objects and ceramics for Feeling Loss address the perceptual slippage between the recorded image, the news media and the actual multi-sensorial experience of bushfires. 

There are no images of the raging inferno in this exhibition. These artists portray the aftermath of fire and the consequences for landscapes and sensitive ecologies knocked off balance by human impact, now in recovery. Of Embers is a creative call for awareness that addressing this balance rests with us.

Friday, 21 October 2022

 Melbourne Now Artist, 

National Gallery of Victoria, 

March 2023


 

Thursday, 20 October 2022

       st      udi  o sept em ber    twen  tytwe nty              two

Friday, 14 October 2022

 Acquisition, untitled (shelter) from between the river and the sea 2021, 

 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, HOTA Gold Coast


 + Centre for Contemporary Photography Fundraiser +  







 Bleak House, VOID Publishing, 

 

 

 

curated by Brad Feuerhelm



Saturday, 17 September 2022

Saturday, 10 September 2022

 Nearest Truth Photobook Workshop 

~ Artist Lecture, September 2022 ~



Friday, 26 August 2022

Finalist, Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2022


Wednesday, 10 August 2022

                                                    in the studio, july twentytwentytwo

 

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

      PERSONA: 50 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT QCA, August 2022   

Angela Blakely, Amy Carkeek, Anna Carey, Alan Hill, Bruce Reynolds,Christine Ko, David Lloyd, Dean West, Eric Bridgman,Fiona Foley, Gerwyn Davies, Jay Younger, Joachim Froese, Joe Ruckli, Katrin Koenning, Kelly Hussey-Smith, Louise May Dela Cruz, Man&Wah, Marian Drew, Martin Smith, Nicolette Johnson, Raphaela Rosella, Ray Cook, Renata Buziak, Russell Shakespeare, Shehab Udin, Swade Ferguson,Talitha Grootenboer, The Huxleys, Tracey Moffatt


Spanning all four QCA Galleries spaces, this exhibition is an exploration of half a century of photographic teaching and learning at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Persona: 50 Years of Photography at QCA explores the territory of the self, alter ego, disguise or alias.

This exhibition features the work of over twenty-five QCA alumni and students, and will feature a wide range of media. Focusing on works that have a strong personal or autobiographical element, the exhibition serves as a salutation to the past fifty years of Photography at the Queensland College of Art, and a celebration of what’s to come.Curated by Henri van Noordenburg.

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

 + studio, june twentytwentytwo +





Thursday, 7 April 2022

 
 
 
 
Sleek Magazine / LOVE
 

'Wenn wir bereit dafür sind, greifen uns die

Fotografien von Katrin Koenning mit einer

 Wucht von Gefühlen an. Sie sagt von sich 

selbst, dass sie nicht still sein kann. 

Sie hat so recht: ihre Fotos sprechen, flüstern, 

schreien, entführen, wühlen tief und 

umfassen die ganze Palette erzählerischer 

Momente einer geschichte. Es sind 

Wahrheiten über Menschen, die Liebe 

und sie selbst. Ein Protokoll.' - Anja Prinz



 

Friday, 25 March 2022

Considered Environment: In Discussion

+

Centre for Contemporary Photography 

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Thursday, 13 January 2022

 



ZEIT Magazin New Year Special Edition, Dec 2021








INSTALLATION VIEW: Photography Exhibitions in Australia (1848-2020) offers a significant new account of photography in Australia, told through its most important exhibitions and modes of collection and display. From colonial records to contemporary art, the book presents a chronology of rarely seen installation views from both well-known and forgotten exhibitions, along with a series of essays that tell the story of the individuals and institutions that have proved intrinsic to the public circulation of photographs. At once specific and widely contextual in its scope, this longterm research project from two of Australia’s leading academics and educators in the field enriches our understanding of the diversity of Australian photography by looking at what lies beyond the frame. Installation View speaks not only to pictures, but to the people and the places that nurture them.







 WHERE WORLDS COLLIDE by Nilofer Khan

Better Photography Magazine India





 the kids are in trouble in Maps of Disquiet,

Chennai Photo Biennale, Dec 2021 - Feb 2022

 

  Curatorial note by Arko Datto, Boaz Levin, Kerstin Meincke and  Bhooma Padmanabhan

Titled Maps of Disquiet, the 3rd edition of the Chennai Photo Biennale, reflects on the exigencies of our times: resisting majoritarian impositions, ecological collapse, and technological dystopias by reclaiming pluralities of thought, voices, and art, and building new networks of solidarity and care. In today’s world of highly specialized fields of operation, rigid chains of command and niche disciplinary focus, a space such as a biennale offers the possibility of rethinking our futures through broader parameters that address the complexity of the disquiet that we are experiencing.

The site of the 'Great Trigonometrical Survey' of 1802, the first colonial attempt to measure and map the subcontinent, Chennai today is an arena for the creation of resistant cartographies. The biennale illuminates the invisible realms of power and knowledge that shape our global present while simultaneously navigating contested visions of our global future. It asks, whose resources? Whose rivers? Whose interests? Whose voices? Whose images?

 
 
 
 
 

 


Sunday, 2 January 2022

 PHOTOBOOKS ~ ART PAGE BY PAGE 

Exhibition and Publication

Grassi Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig Germany, Nov 2021 - March 2022



Friday, 31 December 2021

 ++studio wall, december 2021++


 



Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

 Jesse's Visual Interviews ~ Japan Camera Hunter



Tuesday, 14 September 2021

 Échappées belles, artistic invasion in urban space Exhibition, 

Saint-Gilles, Brussels, August - October 2021


 


  

 
 

                  

                          Keke Looking Sad, Serious, or Gloomy All The Time

Keke and I met toward the end of my photography degree, fourteen years ago. Like all the people whom I love and spend a lot of time with, he began appearing in my photographs right from the beginning: here he is sleeping, here he is running, here he is floating. At some point, however, I picked up the idea that for a portrait to be "proper" and worthy of consideration, the person in it needed to look serious. Surely if they weren't joyous, laughing or smiling, the picture couldn't be "decent". As a result, Keke would often look sad, serious, or gloomy in the photographs, even if he wasn't feeling that way at all. How silly, I knew absolutely nothing then. Fourteen years later, it still makes us laugh.

Tuesday, 31 August 2021








 
Ishara Art Foundation, September 2021 - December 2021, Dubai
 
 











Tuesday, 11 May 2021

 Fashion commission - UNIF