Kathrin is an award-winning photographer and visual storyteller. She has a passion and eye for unique stories and presents them in a way that intrigues and inspires the audience. She works on self-initiated projects energized by what inspires herself in the world that surrounds her – the topics are divers. Kathrin has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in New Zealand and abroad. She enjoys collaborating with artist of other disciplines to intensify the story she is telling.

Her show ‘Full Moon Kingdom’ was one of the leading visual arts events of the Auckland Arts Festival 2016 and Kathrin’s exhibition FADE was showcased in four renowned galleries in 2016 / 2017.

‘I take photographs of stories that captivate and have meaning to me. Most of my photographs are grounded in people and moods. By being present in the moment and responding to what unfolds around me without preconception I try to capture images that are honest, empathic and real. That’s what I want to catch – reality in all its facets. Instead of setting up poses I wait for actuality by fading in the background. That’s when I feel I become one with my subject and am able to catch emotions and sentiments. That’s when I feel really excited.’

E X H I B I T I O N S

 

​Solo Exhibitions

03 Oct -19 Nov 2018     Q Theatre | Auckland | BODY & SOUL 

22 July – 25 Aug 17       Depot Artspace | Devonport, Auckland | FADE

27 Feb – 2 Apr 17          Whangarei Art Museum (WAM) | FADE

22 Dec – 29 Jan 17        No 1 Parnell gallery, Rawene Hokianga | FADE

13 Sep – 27 Nov 16       The Pah Homestead, Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland | FADE | Auckland  Artweek Auckland

Feb | Mar 2016             SILO6 gallery, Wynard Quarter, Auckland | FULL MOON KINGDOM | Auckland Arts Festival

August 2011                  Lopdell House Gallery, Titirangi, Auckland | Close up Te Waka Huia

June 2011                      shed^10 gallery, Auckland | BODY & SOUL

October 2010                Artstation Toi Tu Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland | Close up Te Waka Huia

June 2010                      Lake House Arts Centre, Takapuna, Auckland | Close up Te Waka Huia

 

Group exhibitions

March 2013                  The Loft at Liz’s Gallery, Los Angeles | Official MOPLA exhibition | One Shot: Spaces

Dec 2005                      Heritage Award Exhibition, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

P U B L I C A T I O N S

‘Art New Zealand’ magazine edition #160 summer 2016 / 2017 – featuring FADE

 

A W A R D S

September 2019 | Honorable Mention

International Photography Awards, Los Angeles | Category - Street photography | The Perfect Moment

April 2018 | Honorable Mention

International Photography Awards, Los Angeles | One Shot: Harmony - People | He kākano ahau i ruia mai i Rangiātea - Hawaiki TŪ

 

September 2014 | Winning Image – Top 45 – Historic Architecture

Honorable Mention – International Photography Awards | 27 000 submissions from 104 countries | Series on study on Northland churches: ‘Our Quiet Treasures’

September 2014 | Honorable Mention

International Photography Awards, Los Angeles | 27 000 submissions from 104 countries | Category Fine Art – Still Life | WhatTheStormLeftBehind

The Home International Photography Awards | Perception category | Self Portrait of Home

March 2013 | Winning image – Top 25

International Photography Awards, Los Angeles | One Shot: Spaces – For ‘Float in Motion’ | ‘Live’ Photograph of Royal New Zealand Ballet

September 2012 | Honorable Mention

International Photography Awards, Los Angeles | Category – Moving images | For trailer ‘Green Fire Islands’ edited with the footage of cinematographer Alun Bollinger

September 2012 | Honorable Mention

International Photography Awards, Los Angeles | Category – Music | Photo series for ‘The Latin Soul – Jennifer Zea’ nominated for best NZ Jazz album 2013

August 2011 | Honorable Mention

International Photography Awards, Los Angeles | Category – Editorial ‘Body & Soul’ | For a series of dance photographs from Kathrin’s exhibition ‘Body & Soul’

August 2011 | Honorable Mention

International Photography Awards, Los Angeles | Category – People Portrait | For portrait of artist Min Kim

August 2008 | Honorable Mention

International Photography Awards, Los Angeles | Category – Music | For a photographic series on TAONGA PUORO – Maori Singing Treasures

© 2018 Kathrin Simon Photographer