Robert Knoth is thinking very hard about his new website in a far away place at the moment.
He can be contacted at robertknoth(at)solcon.nl , facebook or + 31 6 10885758
About Robert Knoth
Having 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. Robert Knoth 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.
This work has reached a large audience worldwide and has been exhibited by over 70 different venues, among them the Oxo Gallery in London, Place Des Arts in Montreal, Moscow House of Photography, Piramal Gallery in Mumbai, the Center for Contemporary Art in Kiev and the International Photo Festival in Ping Yao.
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. A story about 'the dark side of globalization', illustrating how armed conflict, corruption, migration, chronic poverty, terrorism and transnational crime are all closely intertwined.
The work has been exhibited at the Dutch Photo Museum in Rotterdam and will travel from there on. A book has been published by Hatje Cantz/Ydoc in April 2012.
During his career Robert Knoth has won numerous awards including two World Press Awards, PDN Awards, Photo Prize Prague, Premio Miran Hrovatin Award and five Dutch Silver Camera Awards.
Knoth regularly gives workshop and lectures. They include the Tisch School of Arts New York, University of Brisbane and University of New South Wales, Frontline Club London, Noorderlicht Groningen, Australian Center of Photography, State Academy of Journalism in Beijing, Fotopub Slovenia and Photometria Ionannina.
Amongst interviews and commentaries about his work are BBC World, CNN, VPRO television, Australian Broad Casting News, BBC Radio Four, RTL News, The Australian, NRC Handelsblad, the Volkskrant, British Journal of Photography, Foto8 and Rangefinder Magazine.
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