Katrin Koenning grew up in Germany’s Ruhrgebiet - once the country’s industrial heart. At 25, Koenning relocated to Australia and is currently based in Melbourne. Coming from a story of movement through language, culture and continent, Koenning is interested in our physical and emotional connection to place, and our relationship to environment. Based in still photography and the moving image, a lot of Koenning’s work is an inquiry into these themes and has at its core the idea of returning to things. Koenning is the former Editor of the Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine and is currently acting as curatorial adviser for Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura. Koenning lectures at Photography Studies College, Melbourne.
Dan Rule is a writer, critic, editor and publisher from Melbourne, Australia. He is a longstanding visual art critic for Melbourne newspaper The Saturday Age, a design and architecture columnist for The Age, the editor-at-large of Vault magazine and the co-editor of Composite Journal. In a career spanning more than 15 years, he has written on art, photography, design and culture more widely for publications including i-D, Oyster, TOO MUCH, The Sydney Morning Herald, Gallery magazine, Australian Art Collector, Artist Profile, The Big Issue and countless others, and has held editorial posts at publications including Broadsheet Media, Dazed and Confused, Music Australia Guide and Photofile. Dan has also completed major critical commissions for institutions and clients including the National Gallery of Victoria, Camera Austria, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australian Centre for Photography, Thames & Hudson UK and more. He is the co-director of Perimeter Books, Perimeter Distribution and Perimeter Editions, for which he has edited and written several books on contemporary artists and photographers from Australia, the United States, Europe and the Middle East.