The Hinterlands and Foto8 invite you to an evening with photographers Brenda Ann Kenneally and Robert Knoth.
Keneally will show work from her project 'Upstate Girls' and talk about the progression of her work in Troy, NY. She will discuss the significance of working on long term projects and will include a broader selection of her images and video.
Knoth will be speaking with Antoinette de Jong, whom he collaborated with for his current publication 'Poppy'. He will be showing excerpts from the book along with multimedia from an exhibit currently on display in the Netherlands.
This event is part of a series of talks across the UK with Brenda Ann Kenneally and Robert Knoth also taking place in Leeds at White Cloth Gallery on 11 July 2012 and in Bristol with Instant Coffees on 12 July 2012.
Brenda Ann Kenneally will be leading a Photographic Immersion workshop in Devon at The Hinterlands at the end of June. Visit thehinterlands.co.uk for more details.
Brenda Ann Kenneally has photographed and reported on American families over the past two decades, and has been recognised and supported by the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, the Mother Jones Documentary Fund, the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Soros Criminal Justice Fellowship. Her book Money, Power, Respect won the Best Photojournalism Book at Pictures of The Year in 2006. Kenneally’s work for the past five years has been a look at coming of age in post-industrial America. An excerpt from Upstate Girls, won the 2009 World Press Photo Award for Daily Life Series. In 2006, she investigated the living conditions of families on the Gulf Coast on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The multimedia feature of Kenneally’s reporting won a Webby Award.
Robert Knoth has gained recognition for his work as a freelance photographer in some of the world's main conflicts areas. In recent years Knoth’s work has seen a shift towards a more documentary and contemporary approach. He now predominantly works as an autonomous photographer, often on longer term documentaries. In his work he aims to show the complexity of various social, economical or political issues and the effects they have on the lives of ordinary people. Major projects include Certificate no. 000358/ (with co-author Antoinette de Jong). The book was produced by Mets & Schilt in 2006 in combination with an exhibition featuring the dramatic fall-out of nuclear disasters, and large-scale testing in the former Soviet Union. He continued working with Antoinette de Jong in his most recent project Poppy, trails of Afghan heroin. The book and audio visual installation combines 20 years of work from 12 countries, providing a powerful narrative about the global impact of Afghan heroin along the main trafficking routes.
Copies of Kenneally's out of print book 'Money Power Respect' as well as Knoth's new book 'Poppy' will be available to purchase and for signing on the night.