The School of Fine Art and Photography Research Centre presents:
The public professional inaugural lecture programme 2017-18
Karen Knorr – Cultural Migrations
Wednesday December 13th
Followed by drinks
Lecture Theatre WO2
Professor Karen Knorr will be presenting the development of her work in photography since the late 1970’s giving an overview of the themes and ideas that underpin her photographic work which emerged in the 1980’s and continues today with her recent collaborative road trip project with Anna Fox called, Route One, based on Berenice Abbott’s famous trip in 1954.
Karen Knorr grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 1960’s. Karen Knorr’s photography explores cultural heritage and it’s ideological underpinnings. Questions concerning post colonialism and its relationship to aesthetics have permeated her photographic work since the 1980’s. Her work, India Song, researched the stories and myths of India photographing animals placing them in temples and palaces across heritage sites in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra blurring boundaries between reality and illusion. Karen Knorr has won a number of international prizes for her photography and her work is included in museum collections worldwide.