Koenning_Katrin_Sleeping WomanKatrin Koenning

“Sleeping Woman” from the ‘Transit’ Series


I obsess over modes of transport. Trains, trams, ships, planes, cars – to me, they are all keepers of the mystery I find in journeys. “Transit” is an ongoing project of mine chasing this very mystery, documenting people en route. The transitional nature of the passage acts as a quiet gap in the otherwise rushed and hectic urban chaos of our lives. The work is inspired by my inexhaustible curiosity in what we often brush aside as being banal or ordinary. German-born photographer Katrin Koenning is based in Melbourne, Australia. Much of her work investigates and challenges the ordinary and everyday. Her work has been exhibited internationally and continues to be showcased at renowned photography festivals. She has won the Troika Editions Format Exposure Prize, the APA Award for Best Documentary Photography and the Godfrey Rivers Medal for Outstanding Photographic Achievement, amongst others. Koenning is the Editor of the Australian Photojournalist Magazine. She also works for Amnesty International.

Selected by Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland.