The fifth international research workshop in a series funded
by the Leverhulme Trust to be held 28–29 October in Lagos, Nigeria
Azu Nwagbogu and Charlotte Langhorst at LagosPhoto, Professor Anna Fox and Maria Kapajeva, from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA, UK), have organised the fifth research workshop for the Fast Forward 2 International Networks project, which will be held at LagosPhoto Festival. This next workshop, at this rapidly growing international photography festival, includes established and early career professionals from the fields of photography, curation, and writing to discuss new perspectives on women in photography in West Africa and the wider African continent as well as representation of women in new photographic practices.
Invited guests and presenters will discuss issues and ideas and share information valuable for future projects with the aim of advocating for women photographers to be better recognised and discussed in the world of photography.
Since the 1970s, photographers have increasingly asked questions about the nature of the medium and the role of the photographer in the construction of the image. Women artists have been particularly active in this, as photography provides a way of working distinct from the traditionally masculine art forms of painting and sculpture.
September 19 – November 18
Exhibition Preview September 18
“Another Way of Telling: Photographs by Anna Fox and Karen Knorr” showcases almost 100 works from the rich, dynamic careers of two of Britain’s leading documentary photographers. Here, acerbic wit is brought to sharp social commentary on subjects that are seen through two highly individual perspectives that wrap the photographers’ penetrating insight into the issues of our times in a warm dose of humour.
This year marks La Gacilly Photo Festival’s 15th birthday. Over this time, it has won a significant place in the world of photography, in France and internationally. In the village of La Gacilly, the gardens, alleys and walls of the houses are transformed into photographic galleries dedicated to art for the passer by.
American photographer Karen Knorr is taking us through the looking glass. She is a landmark figure in contemporary photography and belongs to a generation of artists who have questioned the nature of the craft by no longer seeing it as a pure expression of reality but as the creation of fabricated images. By capturing foxes or wild boar, stags or herons who have ventured into the sumptuous residences of pre-Revolutionary France or sublime Indian palaces, the artist composes unlikely scenarios in the face of which the amused yet unsettled viewer is reduced to the status of incredulous witness.
Karen Knorr presents new work from India and Japan for the first time in a UK museum dedicated to photography and its invention by Fox Talbot.
The photographic work of Karen Knorr is the Fox Talbot Museum’s second exhibition in the 2018 Women and Power celebration. Her work arises out of cultural research she undertakes and is in response to traditions, materials, furniture and ways of living.
Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Now in its third edition, Photo London has established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community.
Karen Knorr, whose work is in collections such as the Tate, Pompidou and Victoria & Albert museums will be showing a range of work at Photo London from the vintage Punk Series at Galerie Filles du Calvaire to India Song at Augusta Edwards.
Organised by the School of Fine Art and Photography, UCA and Photo London
This event is aimed at photographers seeking guidance and feedback on their portfolio and practice. The event will be limited to 60 participants and places will be offered on a strictly first come first served basis.
Each portfolio review will last fifteen minutes and you will be seen by an internationally renowned team: a practitioner and a curator or publisher.
The artists Anna Fox, Professor of Photography, Ori Gersht, Professor of Photography, Karen Knorr, Professor of Photography and Steffi Klenz, Reader in Photography, will be paired with Tim Clark, Editor in Chief of 1000 Words Photography Magazine, Federica Chiocchetti, Director at the Photocaptionist, Karen McQuaid, Senior Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, and Mimi Mollica Founder Photo Meet.
‘Another Way of Telling:
New Stories from India and Japan’
Karen Knorr | Shiho Kito
A photography exhibition by Karen Knorr and Shiho Kito.
Knorr is showing new work from her Monogatari series, inspired by Japanese ancient myths and ukiyo-e. Shiho’s work Pikari tells the story of people who live in India, she captures night scenes vividly over a long exposure. Exhibited in an historical merchant house / Zuiun-un.
Please enjoy the tales of each country by two photographers working in various part of the world.
Sat 14th APRIL 2018, 18:00-20:30
Wed 11th-Sun 15th APRIL: 11:00-18:00
Wed 18th-Sun 22nd, Sat 28th-Sun 29th APRIL: 12:30-18:00
Sat 5th-Sun 6th MAY: 12:30-18:00
Undertaken in Daitoku-ji’s Obai-in temple, this work is part of Knorr’s ongoing series titled “Monogatari,” a piece inspired by the artist’s reflection of Japan’s cultural heritage and the wabi-sabi aesthetic (a Japanese sense of beauty that emphasizes simplicity and imperfection) during her travels through the country in 2012. This work combines photography and byobu-style folding screens printed on rice paper. Themes include animal life, Japanese cultural heritage, and myths; especially those of animals appearing in the temple and shrine architecture of Tokyo, Nara, and Kyoto, and those featured in the Tale of Genji. Knorr’s work also introduces animals that personify ghosts and supernatural monsters belonging to local folklore. Women wearing kimonos also appear to symbolize the omnipresence of tradition.