As most of you know, our very talented teacher and coordinator Katrin Koenning is touring Europe, having visited Germany and is now making her way to France to attend the launch of her first book, 'ASTRES NOIRS' (in collaboration with Bangladeshi photographer Sarker Protick) at Le Bal in Paris and at the Les Rencontres d'Arles (the biggest photography festival in the world).
The book has been published by the Paris based publishing company, Chose Commune, one of the most exciting photobook publishers in the industry. Fortunately for us at PSC, we have our very own copy of the first edition in The Hub for you to see! Additionally, you can also buy your own copy at: http://www.chosecommune.com/book/astres-noirs-trade-edition/
Here is what Chose Commune had to say about ASTRES NOIRS:
"Astres noirs is the debut book for both Katrin Koenning and Sarker Protick, artists who live thousands of miles apart whose peculiar photographic wanderings create a hauntingly beautiful dialogue. This book presents photographs taken on mobile phone cameras, devices used to capture their everyday in an impulsive and almost obsessional way, documenting life from their doorsteps to far afield. Their photographs capture the commonplace such as water stains on asphalt, dust clouds and rays of light, and transform these into mesmerising frames – elusive fragments that evoke an imaginary creature, a milky way, a phosphorescent silhouette. Presented together, their combined voices lead us on a journey into unexplored territory, somewhere between the everyday and paranormal, between night and day. Amongst enveloping darkness, lightness is revealed, dazzling and miraculously caught by discerning eyes."
We are all so proud here at PSC, and look forward to seeing her achieve many many more great things. Here is a sneak preview of the exquisite work in ASTRES NOIRS:
Katrin’s work is also currently being exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne as part of the 'CCP Declares: On the Social Contract’ exhibition, curated by another of our lecturers Pippa Milne. Open until the 10th of July.
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