• Gelsenkirchener Developments
    Katrin Koenning - Gelsenkirchener Developments
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Music Theatre Gelsenkirchener
    Katrin Koenning - Music Theatre Gelsenkirchener
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Kiosk #1, Felsenmeer 2010
    Katrin Koenning - Kiosk #1, Felsenmeer 2010
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Blackboard and Damaged Wall, FH Dortmund 2010
    Katrin Koenning - Blackboard and Damaged Wall, FH Dortmund 2010
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Bus Stop #1, Werne
    Katrin Koenning - Bus Stop #1, Werne
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Hustadt Housing, Querenburg
    Katrin Koenning - Hustadt Housing, Querenburg
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Playground #1, Schattbach Strasse
    Katrin Koenning - Playground #1, Schattbach Strasse
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Langendreer Overgrowth
    Katrin Koenning - Langendreer Overgrowth
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Sheep, Langendreer 2010
    Katrin Koenning - Sheep, Langendreer 2010
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Girls Waiting, Tetraeder Bottrop
    Katrin Koenning - Girls Waiting, Tetraeder Bottrop
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Sunday Morning Felsenmeer 2010
    Katrin Koenning - Sunday Morning Felsenmeer 2010
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Parked Caravan, Langendreer
    Katrin Koenning - Parked Caravan, Langendreer
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Bus Stop #2, Alte Bahnhof Strasse
    Katrin Koenning - Bus Stop #2, Alte Bahnhof Strasse
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Ping Pong, Langendreer People's Park 2010
    Katrin Koenning - Ping Pong, Langendreer People's Park 2010
    Digital C-Type, edition of 10 + 2 artist proofs, 94 x 66 cm
  • Fish Heads
    Hugh Stewart - Fish Heads
    pigment on cotton 51 x 63.5 cm edition of 10
  • Five Roses in the Milk Jug
    Hugh Stewart - Five Roses in the Milk Jug
    pigment on cotton 63.5 x 51 cm edition of 10
  • Hibiscus in the Green Bottle
    Hugh Stewart - Hibiscus in the Green Bottle
    63.5 x 51 cm edition of 10
  • Rose in a Water Bottle
    Hugh Stewart - Rose in a Water Bottle
    pigment on cotton 63.5 x 51 cm edition of 10
  • Magnolia Bundaberg
    Hugh Stewart - Magnolia Bundaberg
    pigment on cotton 61 x 51 cm edition of 10
  • Hibiscus in the Black Bottle
    Hugh Stewart - Hibiscus in the Black Bottle
    pigment on cotton 61 x 51 cm edition of 10
  • I Love Big Tits
    Hugh Stewart - I Love Big Tits
    pigment on cotton 51 x 63.5 cm edition of 10
  • Bromley I
    Hugh Stewart - Bromley I
    pigment on cotton 51 x 51 cm edition of 10
  • Bromley II
    Hugh Stewart - Bromley II
    pigment on cotton 51 x 51 cm edition of 10
  • Currandooley Roses I
    Hugh Stewart - Currandooley Roses I
    pigment on cotton 51 x 51 cm edition of 10
  • Currandooley Roses II
    Hugh Stewart - Currandooley Roses II
    pigment on cotton 51 x 51 cm edition of 10
  • Currandooley Roses III
    Hugh Stewart - Currandooley Roses III
    pigment on cotton 63.5 x 51 cm edition of 10

Head On Photo Festival | Katrin Koenning & Hugh Stewart

Opening Night: Thursday, May 03

KATRIN KOENNING | From A Changed North

German-born photographer Katrin Koenning currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Much of her work investigates the ordinary and everyday. Her upcoming exhibition at MiCK will feature a body of work titled From A Changed North.

This series of work centres around the changing face of Germany’s formerly industrial Ruhrgebiet, which is her place of birth and estranged home of many years. The nations economic strength is far from visible here with it’s rotting bill boards, neglected playgrounds, derelict houses and shut-down kiosks. Katrin documents the effects of shifting identities – from industrialism to modern technology which has left the city’s vast ageing population behind, and the post industrial growth has left the regional cities in decline.

Katrin’s images have been shown at international festivals such as Noorderlicht, Delhi Photo Fest, FORMAT International Photography Festival, Voies Off/Arles Festival and the Gijon International Photojournalism Festival. She has also exhibited widely and has been published in The Guardian, The International Herald Tribune (NYT), Der Spiegel Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, Time Machine & has won a number of awards including the Troika Editions Format Exposure Prize, a National Geographic Award, the APJ Award for Best Documentary Photography. In 2011, Katrin was selected as Australia’s Top Emerging Documentary Photographer and won the 2011 HeadOn Portrait Prize Critic’s Choice award. Near, her long-term project documenting her family, has been selected for Hijacked v.3: AUS / UK.

 

HUGH STEWART | The Still Life

Hugh Stewart grew up on a farm in New Zealand, the eldest of 7 children.  He headed Europe after school and first picked up his camera whilst residing in one of London’s notorious squats in the 80’s.  Hugh started photographing portraits of his friends which lead to his development as a now internationally established photographer who has made a name for himself through out the US and Australia.

Some of the iconic images of our times have been created through his camera, such as the shot of Nicole Kidman for Chanel No. 5 with the necklace dangling down her back and portraits for Baz Luhrmann including those for his recent film, The Great Gatsby.

Hugh Stewart’s images have featured in I-D, The Face, Vogue, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone Magazine.  He has photographed, amongst others, Johnny Cash, Michael Caine, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Kenneth Branagh, Naomi Watts, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Catherine Deneuve, Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Geoffery Rush and Cate Blanchett. His photographs have been hung in the National Portrait Gallery in London and in Canberra.

Having lived overseas for the majority of the past 30 years, Hugh now resides in Australia and is focusing on his artistic photography.  In his upcoming exhibition at MiCK, Hugh’s work will focus on still life images inspired by his connection with the delicacy and beauty of nature and it’s relationship to both domestic and industrial environments.