Katrin Koenning was born and grew up in Germany's Ruhrgebiet - once the country's industrial heart. At 25, she relocated to Australia and is currently based in Melbourne. Coming from a story of movement through language, culture and continent, Katrin's main interest lies the human physical and emotional connection to place, and relationship to environment. Based in still photography and the moving image, a lot of her work is an inquiry into these themes and has at its core the idea of returning to things.
Katrin regularly exhibits in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally. In July 2016, she launched her first book Astres Noirs [published by Chose Commune] at Le Bal, Paris. Katrin has won a number of awards including the Conscientious Portoflio Prize and the Daylight Photo Award.
Former Editor of the Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine and current lecturer at Photography Studies College, Melbourne. See her CV here.