Transit documents people on mostly everyday journeys. It is concerned with the space between destinations, routines and obligations. While I travel and observe, I write down snippets of overheard conversations. Old ladies talk about the weather, young girls gossip about other young girls, you hear laughter and bits of stories in amongst the monotonous sighing of the train or the mourning sound of an aching ship. Mostly, you hear silence – strangers are thrown together for a short while, forced to share an intimate space. They rarely talk.
German photographer Katrin Koenning lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Much of her work investigates the ordinary and everyday. Her images have been shown at international festivals such as Noorderlicht, FORMAT, Reportage, Voies Off and the Gijon International Photojournalism Festival. Katrin’s work has been exhibited and published internationally. She has won a number of awards and was selected as Australia’s Top Emerging Documentary Photographer in 2011. She is the Editor of Silent Screams: The Rights of the Child (Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine). Katrin is a photographer for Amnesty International Australia and is currently represented by Obscura Photos.