Karen Knorr Signs Fast Forward’s Manifesto for Increased Involvement of Women in Photography

Fast Forward: a manifesto for increased involvement of women in photography

As an advocate for women in photography Karen Knorr Studio is proud to support the newly published manifesto written by Fast Forward for the increased involvement of women in photography and encourages you to sign and share it too

Fast Forward is calling for:

  1. A step change for all arts organisations and institutions to commit to exhibiting, commissioning, publishing and collecting at least 50% women’s work.
  2. Inclusivity leading to all arts events and activities to address a minimum of 50% of women’s interests and stories.
  3. The education system to recognise and value women artists and photographers, and the role they play in society, in their curricula at every level of the system and to provide equal opportunities for female artists and photographers to take part and enrich their curricula.

In Conversation: Karen Knorr, Anna Fox and Sabina Jaskot-Gill

In Conversation: Karen Knorr, Anna Fox and Sabina Jaskot-Gill
Thursday 26 March, 7pm
Frobisher Auditorium 2, Barbican Centre, London.

On 26 March, join photographers Karen Knorr and Anna Fox in conversation, as they discuss the aesthetics and socio-political issues explored in their photography.

Photographers Anna Fox and Karen Knorr sit in conversation with Sabina Jaskot-Gill, Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery. The discussion will explore the aesthetic questions and socio-political issues broached by two important series of work presented in our current exhibition Masculinities: Knorr’s Gentlemen (1981–83) and Fox’s My Mother’s Cupboards and My Father’s Words (2000).

Karen Knorr Artist Talk: Transcultural Migrations for London Independant Photography

Karen Knorr Artist Talk: Transcultural Migrations for London Independant Photography

Thursday 27 February
London Metropolitan University (Map)
6:30 for 7pm prompt

LIPs Talk events are being held in partnership with the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University. They are informal and social, and open to LIP members and non-members alike, so bring your friends and be inspired by new perspectives – whether you’re a photographer or not.
Transcultural Migrations

Exclusive Edition for The Photographers’ Gallery

Exclusive Edition for The Photographers’ Gallery 

The Photographers’ Gallery is pleased to offer a special new Exclusive Edition by Karen Knorr

Colour Pigment Print on Hanhnemühle Fine Art Pearl Paper
Edition of 25
12 x 16”
From £1,000 + vat, unframed

Framing available from £150 + vat

In her series India Song, Karen Knorr 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.

Talk – Women in Photography: On Approach, Practice and Collaborations

Talk – Women in Photography: On Approach, Practice and Collaborations

Photographers Karen Knorr & Anna Fox
14 February, 2020
Organised by MAP Museum of Art & Photography, Bangalore
Cinnamon, 24, Gangadhar Chetty Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
High Tea at 6:00 pm
Please be seated by 6:25 pm

Anna Fox and Karen Knorr, two of Britain’s leading documentary photographers, have constantly pushed the envelope when it comes to what photography can accomplish and what constitutes the documentary style. Playing with notions of authenticity and the truth, they skillfully use humour and satire to comment on the social structures that underpin our relationships with each other, our histories and the world around us. In this conversation, they come together to discuss their approaches to the medium, their individual work and their collaborative projects, with a special focus on their experiences in India and its influence upon their practice.

Karen Knorr Included in 30 Years of Women

30 Years of Women
7 February–11 April
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta
Opening Reception: 7 February, 6-8pm

Jackson Fine Art is excited to kick off our thirtieth anniversary year with upcoming exhibitions celebrating women at work — as artists, curators, gallerists. Drawing from Jackson Fine Art’s thirty-year history of showing some of the most distinguished female voices in 20th and 21st century photography, Jackson and Skillman have co-curated a show illustrative of the gallery’s evolving vision and the strong female relationships that have defined Jackson Fine Art through the years. In the viewing room, Skillman looks forward with a selection of photographs from some of the most important artists of our contemporary moment. The group show of works is selected by gallery founder Jane Jackson and current owner Anna Walker Skillman.

Karen Knorr’s Gentlemen Series Included in Major Exhibition on Masculinities

Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography
20 February–17 May
Barbican Art Gallery, London

In Conversation:
Karen Knorr, Anna Fox and Sabina Jaskot-Gill
Thursday 26 March, 7pm

Through the medium of film and photography, this major exhibition considers how masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day.

Examining depictions of masculinity from behind the lens, the Barbican brings together the work of over 50 international artists, photographers and filmmakers including Laurie Anderson, Sunil Gupta, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Isaac Julien and Catherine Opie.

Karen Knorr to take part in exhibition on architecture at Holden Luntz Gallery

Architecture: Places Transformed Through Time

11 January–5 February 2020
Holden Luntz Gallery
332 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

“Architecture is the very mirror of life. You only have to cast your eyes on buildings to feel the presence of the past, the spirit of a place; they are the reflection of society.” – I. M. Pei

The oldest surviving product of a photographic process, the first known photograph, View from the Window at Le Gras, presents a fascinating insight into one of humanity’s well-established curiosities early on in the history of photography, the importance of recording the constructed environment. Throughout artistic mediums, the subject of architecture has framed the narratives and developments of some of history’s most defining moments.

Karen Knorr joins Ridiculous! at Elephant West

Ridiculous! Group Exhibition at Elephant West

9 January-2 February 2020
Elephant West
62 Wood Lane
London W12 7RH

Nearest Tube station: White City

Karen Knorr  will be exhibiting works from The Lanesborough series at Elephant West in London. “The Lanesborough” (once a hospital closed in the 1990’s) is one of the most expensive hotels in the world, where the wealthy 1% strive to live the celebrity lifestyle. Rooms come with butlers and the hotel is a themed fantasy palace where the special few can find happiness and fulfil all their desires of a perfect weekend in London.

Karen Knorr to Exhibit at Art Miami & UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach

Art Miami& UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach


4–8 December
VIP Previews 3 December

Art Miami with Sundaram Tagore Gallery – Stand No. AM115
One Herald Plaza
NE 14th Street & Biscayne Bay
Miami FL 33132

UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach with Danziger Gallery – Booth B20
Ocean Drive and 12th Street
Miami Beach FL 33139

Between 4–8 December, Karen Knorr will be exhibiting a number of recent works with Sundaram Tagore Gallery at Art Miami and with Danziger Gallery at UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach.