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Questions (After Brecht)

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Monograph
  • Company
    Karen Knorr Studio
  • Photographer
    Karen Knorr
  • Credit
    Karen Knorr

Questions ( after Brecht) was supported by a commission awarded
to selected photographers by La Samaritaine in Paris,
France. Photographers were chosen by Christian
Caujolle, an independent French curator and writer
based between Cambodia and France. I was given an
open brief ‘carte blanche’ to make work on location on
the building site of La Samaritaine.
This new work was photographed during summer
2017 and 2018. It returns to a process embodied in my
documentary practice infused with playful fantasy and
surrealism.

Karen Knorr, an American was born in Frankfurt am Main , Germany and was raised in San Juan Puerto Rico in the 1960s. She finished her education in Paris and London . Karen has taught, and lectured internationally including The University of Westminster,
Goldsmiths College, Harvard and The Art Institute of Chicago. Her photography addressed the critical debates concerning the "politics of representation" practices which emerged during the late 1970's and early 1980's.
More recently in her series India Song she has been exploring cultural heritage and it relation to wildlife.




Awards National Endowment for the Arts 1986
PIlar Citoler International Photography Prize 2011
National Arts Prize UK 2017