Katrin Koenning was born in 1978 in Germany’s Ruhr Area. In 2003, after pursuing journalism for a while, she relocated to Australia where she studied photography at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. She currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Much of Katrin’s work investigates the ordinary and everyday, and is concerned with place and belonging.
Her work has been shown at international photography festivals such as the New York Photo Festival, Noorderlicht, Delhi Photo Fest, FORMAT, HeadOn, Reportage and Voies Off. Katrin has exhibited widely and has been published in Hijacked III: AUS / UK, The Guardian, The New York Times, GUP Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek and Der Spiegel amongst others. She was voted Australia's Top Emerging Documentary Photographer for 2011 and has won a number of awards, including most recently the second quarterly JGS Award by the Forward Thinking Museum. Katrin is a former Editor of the Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine.