KATHERINE YORK (b. 1976, USA); a photographer based in Berlin, Germany specializing in architectural and ethnographic landscape photography. Profoundly influenced by a turbulent childhood in Detroit, juxtaposed with her passion for architecture and fascination with politics; her photographs are insights into the world she has experienced but is still trying to understand. York documents minimalist landscapes containing current social and political issues and their remnants that appear to be ignored or forgotten. Extensively researching our environment to decode how political & financial power influence the rationality in urban planning, questioning the generally accepted norms which often violate our democracy, efficiency and equality. This honest documentation helps to create a consciousness of how our landscapes are manipulated and segregated, compelling the viewer to reconsider their basic assumptions about how we evolve as a society. Viewed as works of art, the photographs embody her personal concerns stemmed from her past and taken from her aesthetic perspective. Viewed as records, York's photographs reproduce the reality in front of her lens, yielding an unbiased visual report. These images are raw material for an infinite number of messages, which each viewer can independently construct. York is dedicated to her personal projects & working internationally with clients from elite universities to renowned architects.