Katrin Koenning is a photographer and an educator with a particular interest in people’s physical and emotional connections to their place and environment. Her first book, Astres Noirs, received the Australian Photobook of the Year Award in 2016, and was shortlisted for the Prix Nadar, and the Paris Photo/Aperture First Book Award. Dividing her time between Europe and Australia, Katrin regularly exhibits in Australian and international exhibitions.

She is a former editor of the Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine, and her images are published widely in international publications. Katrin regularly teaches intensive conceptual and narrative-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), Photobook NZ, The Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne, Australia), Perth Centre for Photography, and the Australian Centre for Photography.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Fill up this application form.
  • Send us your portfolio (minimum 1 max 2 bodies of work with project descriptions @ 1000 pixels width) to [email protected] with your Full Name_Portfolio Review as the subject. This is so that we can recommend a reviewer based on your work.
  • Submission deadline 15 October 2018

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Here are a few guidelines on how to make the most of each review sessions.

1. Make sure your work is ready for a portfolio review. Keep these questions in mind when you do so. Are you a photographer working on single images? Do you have a cohesive body of work with a well developed concept and a personal vision? Are you able to articulate your concept and your vision? You may want to write a statement explaining your work and read it out when you present your work.

2. Once you have chosen a body of work, work on it to make a tight edit of 20-25 photographs that best represent your story or your personal vision. You can either show your work digitally or in prints. If you are showing your work digitally, make sure you bring your own computer and ready with your selects before your review session. If you are using prints, make sure you print your images (we recommend minimum 5 in x 7 in or above depending on your work) and have them in a sequence that works for your series.

3. Research each reviewer before your session so that you know how relevant the review will be for your work and to know what kind of questions to ask.

4. Keep notes of the reviewers comments and have your questions ready. A notebook and a pen comes in very handy.

5. Have a business card ready so that you can pass them around during or after your review session so that the reviewer remembers you. The card preferably should have one of your photos with your contact information. Ask for the reviewer’s contact information and send an email later so that s/he remembers you and your work. Developing relationships is essential in this field.

6. The most important thing to remember is to be punctual. Arrive 15 minutes early.