Karen Knorr in Conversation with David Campany

Karen Knorr in Conversation with David Campany (In Person & Online)
Westminster Photography Forum

Cayley Lecture Theatre, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LS
Tuesday 4 April, 6pm

Join Karen Knorr and writer/curator David Campany in conversation as part of Westminster Photography Forum and the series Dialogues: Artists from the Hyman Collection.
All welcome to this free talk in person Tuesday 4 April, 6pm BST, at the Cayley Lecture Theatre, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Rd, NW1 5LS or online via the live stream link: https://eu.bbcollab.com/…/cdf4ef2b557b49d0ab9dcf6b36a16b6b



The Photography Show Presented by AIPAD

The Photography Show Presented by AIPAD
Augusta Edwards Fine Art, Booth 222
Center415, 415 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016
30 March–2 April 2023

One of the most highly anticipated annual art fairs, The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, now in its 42nd edition, is the longest running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. The fair will feature fresh-to-market and museum-quality photography including cutting-edge contemporary, modern, and exemplary 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, new media, and NFTs. The roster of 45 galleries includes members of the prestigious Association of International Photography Art Dealers known as AIPAD, recognized as the world’s leading galleries of fine art photography.

Augusta Edwards Fine Art will be presenting a selection from Karen Knorr’s 2011 series Ladies. First published as a commission for POP magazine, the series is a contemporary take on London’s diversity and quotes Knorr’s black and white work of the early 1980s (Belgravia and Gentlemen) by referencing world events and the everyday through the use of text compiled from a questionnaire Knorr set to the photographed actresses/models.

Retrospective Solo Exhibition at Les Filles du Calvaire Pair, Opening 11 March 2023

Karen Knorr Solo Exhibition
Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris
11 March–29 April 2023

Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Karen Knorr opening 11 March in Paris. An emblematic figure of contemporary photography, Karen Knorr belongs to a generation of artists who questioned the nature of photography, no longer considering it as a pure expression of reality, but as a fabricated image.

This exhibition will be an opportunity to rediscover historical works including examples from Gentlemen (1981–83)Country Life (1983–85), Connoisseurs (1986-1990), Academies (1994–2005) and Fables (2003-2008) alongside recent and unpublished works.

An American born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Karen Knorr was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 1960s and educated in Paris and London. At the University of Westminster, Knorr studied alongside Olivier Richon, Mitra Tabrizian and Mark Lewis, addressing the critical debates concerning the “politics of representation” that emerged during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Exclusive Fundraising Edition for the Centre for British Photography

Exclusive Fundraising Edition for the Centre for British Photography

Karen Knorr has produced an exclusive edition of her work The Survivor from India Song for the newly opened Centre for British Photography. Produced in a limited edition of 25 prints, all profits will go towards supporting the Centre’s programme of public events and grants for photographers. The Centre for British Photography is a significant new space that seeks to champion photography made in Britain. A charitable initiative, it has exhibition spaces, a programme of public events, an archive, and a shop. It aims to provide a dedicated home for British Photography in all its diversity.

The Survivor, Deogarh Palace, Deogarh, 2012
Archival colour pigment print on Hahnemühle PhotoPag Baryta paper
32 x 25.6 cm / 12.5 x 10 in image on 42 x 29.7 x 16.5 x 11.6 in paper
Produced in an edition of 25, with prices from £750.

For purchase enquiries please contact the Centre for British Photography or visit their online shop.

Karen Knorr: Three Exhibitions Showcasing Early Works

Karen Knorr: Three Exhibitions Showcasing Early Works

Karen Knorr Studio is starting the new year with a flurry of exhibitions, three exhibitions opening in the next few weeks showcase works from Knorr’s early career including Belgravia (1979–81), Gentlemen (1981–83)Country Life (1983–85) and Capital (1990–91). Further details can be found below:

Belgravia at Centre For British Photography, London, UK
26 January–30 May 2023
Highlights from the centre’s opening programme include the group exhibition The English at Home: Twentieth Century Photographs from the Hyman Collection featuring Karen Knorr’s Belgravia in full and a group exhibition curated by Fast Forward: Women in Photography presenting self-portraits by women that explore a range of contemporary issues.

Gentlemen & Country Life at National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA
29 January–11 June 2023
This Is Britain brings together the work of a generation of photographers who were commenting on the deep unrest of these pivotal decades.

Karen Knorr Exhibitions Open & Opening January 2023

Karen Knorr Exhibitions Open & Opening January 2023

Karen Knorr Studio is starting the new year with a flurry of exhibitions, both internationally and in London. Exhibited works spanning Karen Knorr’s career are on view, including BelgraviaCapitalAcademies and India Song. Further details are outlined below:

Kochi: India Song at Trinity, Kochi Fort for Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 23 December 2022–10 April 2023
A solo presentation of India Song

New York: In Conversation: Historic & Recent Work By Women at Sundaram Tagore Gallery Chelsea, 10–28 January 2023
Group exhibition of paintings, sculpture and installations by pioneering women whose creative contributions have shaped the gallery in meaningful ways.

Singapore: ART SG with Sundaram Tagore, 12–15 January 2023
Sundaram Tagore presents work by gallery artists, including a number of works from Karen Knorr’s India Song. BOOTH 1A02 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) Opens—Karen Knorr Founding Circle Member

Museum of Art & Photography (MAP)
Opens in Bengaluru, India
Karen Knorr Founding Circle Member

“In 2008 I travelled to India for the first time with my dear friend Juliette Wilson. What a life changing  journey it became, in a small white Maruti we drove across 2000 miles in Northern India. 13 years ago in 2009 I was introduced to Abhishek Poddar by my colleague and friend Professor Anna Fox. During that time Abhishek was the director of Tasveer one of India’s first galleries dedicated to photography. It was a momentous meeting leading to a friendship which grew over the years and supported a photographic series which continues to this day India Song.

After the hiatus caused by Covid, I am delighted to be once more travelling and making work in India. Alongside my Indian friends I will be celebrating the opening of the Museum of Art & Photography in Bangalore as a member of the Museum’s Founding Circle. I am excited and honoured to be present at the  artists’ studio visits, events, meetings, and celebrations in Bangalore during December 9, 10 and 11th.”

WWF Tomorrow’s Tigers Fundraising Auction & Exhibition

WWF Tomorrow’s Tigers
Fundraising Auction & Exhibition
24–29 November
Sotheby’s, London

In this lunar year of the Tiger, Sotheby’s has partnered with WWF for a fundraising initiative titled Tomorrow’s Tigers 2022 to support efforts to boost wild tiger numbers and to alleviate the threat posed to the rapidly depleting wild tiger populations. To support this initiative, a group of artist including Karen Knorr have donated their work which will be exhibited at Sotheby’s. Karen will be presenting her recent photograph The Protector, Junha Mahal, Dungarpur, 2022 from the India Song (2008-2022) series. The proceeds from the auction will go directly to support conservation programmes implemented by WWF across the globe.

The selling exhibition also presents a collaboration between Artwise Curators and the WWF featuring specially commissioned, limited-edition rugs designed by 12 celebrated artists from around the world produced by the specialists Christopher Farr.

The works will be available for purchase at www.artforyourworld.com.

Paris Photo 2022 with Augusta Edwards Fine Art

Paris Photo 2022
10–13 November
Grand Palais Éphémère 

Karen Knorr will be exhibiting recent works from India Song at Paris Photo 2022 with Augusta Edwards Fine Art at booth D20. Other photographers exhibiting with the gallery include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Martine Franck, Stuart Franklin, Josef Koudelka, Chris Killip and Graham Smith.

India Song celebrates the rich visual culture, the foundation myths and stories of northern India, focusing on Rajasthan and using sacred and secular sites to consider caste, femininity and its relationship to the animal world. Interiors are painstakingly photographed, live animals are inserted into the architectural sites, blurring boundaries between reality and illusion and reinventing the Panchatantra for the 21st century.

Paris Photo brings together up to 200 exhibitors from across the world, offering collectors and enthusiasts the most diverse and qualitative presentation of photography-driven projects today. Leading galleries showcase historical and contemporary artworks from modern masters to young talents. The 25th edition of Paris Photo will take place in Paris, Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13 with a preview day on Wednesday, November 9 (by invitation only) at the newly constructed Grand Palais Ephémère on the Champ de Mars facing the Eifffel Tower.

Announcing RPS Women in Photography Bursary

RPS Women in Photography Bursary
Applications Open:
1–30 September 2022

Between 70 – 80% of photography students around the world are women, yet they account for about only 15% of professional photographers. This sharp decline from education to working photographer can be attributed to an ongoing lack of gender parity within our industry, among other factors.

The Women in Photography Group, with the generous support of our Honorary Chair Karen Knorr HonFRPS, are offering a bursary to support a female or female-identifying postgraduate student (student on photography course) in the development of a photography project.

To be eligible, the applicant must have completed their degree no later than 31 August, 2017. The funds may be used for any project related expenses. At completion of their project. The recipient will present a body of work to the RPS Women in Photography Group (i.e.; exhibition, photo essay, documentary, etc.) and work with the Society to share their project.