Katrin Koenning is a German-born, Melbourne-based photographer with a particular interest in place, movement and storytelling. Katrin regularly exhibits her work nationally and internationally, including at festivals such as the New York Photo Festival, Noorderlicht, FORMAT, Voies Off and others. Her work has been published in The Photographers’ Sketchbooks, Hijacked III, The Guardian, The New York Times, GUP Magazine and Der Spiegel amongst others. She has won a number of awards including the 2014 Bowness Photography Prize People’s Choice Award. Katrin is a former Editor of the Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine and a curatorial adviser for Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura. She is a lecturer at Photography Studies College, Melbourne. Today we take a look at Katrin’s series titled Pott.
Pott continues to document my German hometown of Bochum and its surrounding polycentric Ruhrgebiet – an area conspicuously wedged somewhere between the peripheries of decline and advance. The work explores the social, cultural and economic implications of history and change in a transitioning, post-industrial community and its landscape.
To view more of Katrin’s work, please visit her website.