In this on-going series of 'in conversations' hear from leading individuals talk about how they use photography as artists, scientists, educators, publishers and curators. All our speakers are recent RPS Award recipients who have been recognised for their contribution to the medium. They are discussing their work with those who know them and their work.
Anna Fox HonFRPS in conversation with Karen Knorr HonFRPS
Anna was awarded a RPS Honorary Fellowship in 2019
Anna Fox is Professor of Photography at The University College for the Creative Arts in Farnham, who leads the project ‘Fast Forward: Women in Photography’. She is one of the most acclaimed British photographers of the last thirty years. Working in colour, Fox first gained attention for Work Stations: Office Life in London (1988), a study of office culture in Thatcher’s Britain. She is best known for Zwarte Piet (1993-8), a series of twenty portraits taken over a five-year period that explore Dutch 'black-face’ folk traditions associated with Christmas. Anna Fox Photographs 1983–2007, was published by Photoworks in 2007. Fox’s solo shows have been seen at Photographer’s Gallery, London, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago amongst others and her work has been included in international group shows. She was shortlisted for the 2010 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. See: www.annafox.co.uk
Karen Knorr has taught, exhibited and lectured internationally, including at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The University of Westminster, Goldsmiths, Harvard and The Art Institute of Chicago. She studied at the University of Westminster in the mid-1970s, exhibiting photography that addressed debates in cultural studies and film theory concerning the ‘politics of representation’ practices which emerged during the late 1970s and early 1980s. She is currently Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey. See: https://karenknorr.com/about/
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