Home is thrilled to be exhibiting work by Katrin Koenning in our ‘The Portrait’ exhibition opening on Wednesday the 28th of August.

Katrin Koenning is an artist and photographic educator from the former German rustbelt of the Ruhrgebiet, now based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2016 her first book, Astres Noirs (Chose Commune), co-authored with her friend and fellow artist Sarker Protick, 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 is regularly exhibited in Australian and international solo and group exhibitions, and has been featured in festivals, biennials and fairs such as Paris Photo (solo), Daegu Photo Biennial, Peckham24, Noorderlicht, Format Festival, Chobi Mela Festival, Athens Photo Festival and many others.

Koenning is the recipient of numerous accolades such as the Daylight Photo Award, the Conscientious Photo Award and the Emerging Documentary Photographer of the year. She is a former editor of the Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine, and her images have been published in The New Yorker, ASX, The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, California Sunday Magazine and many others. Katrin regularly teaches intensive conceptual and documentary-based workshops in photographic practice and thinking, working closely with institutions and festivals such as Angkor Photo Festival (Siem Reap, Cambodia), The Lighthouse (Calcutta, India), Myanmar Deitta (Yangong, Myanmar), Photo Kathmandu (Kathmandu, Nepal), Photobook NZ, The Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne, Australia), Perth Centre for Photography and the Australian Centre for Photography. She has been a photographic educator since 2008, teaching documentary storytelling at the University of Queensland and Photography Studies College Melbourne. Katrin is represented by Reading Room Melbourne and East Wing Gallery.

photography by Katrin Koenning