WRITING

Read a selection of published writings. For more writing, visit Don't Take Pictures.

Book Essays

Jefferson Hayman  Things I Saw Without You   Edition One (April 2018) Foreword by Kat Kiernan   Things I Saw Without You  is the third monograph by photographer Jefferson Hayman. Influenced by the medium's pioneers, Jefferson Hayman's photographs have a stillness that allows us to linger over the tableau. Delicate and quiet, his photographs speak to us in hushed tones. The muted palates and minimal compositions provide a moment of pause in an otherwise frenetic world.

Jefferson Hayman Things I Saw Without You
Edition One (April 2018)
Foreword by Kat Kiernan

Things I Saw Without You is the third monograph by photographer Jefferson Hayman. Influenced by the medium's pioneers, Jefferson Hayman's photographs have a stillness that allows us to linger over the tableau. Delicate and quiet, his photographs speak to us in hushed tones. The muted palates and minimal compositions provide a moment of pause in an otherwise frenetic world.

Norm Diamond  What Is Left Behind: Stories From Estate Sales   Daylight Books (May 2017) Essay by Kat Kiernan   What Is Left Behind: Stories from Estate Sales  is the first monograph by photographer Norm Diamond. Diamond has visited countless estate sales, photographing objects that evoke sadness, humor, and ironic commentary on our cultural history. The articles defy conventional expectations: a science project from 1939, a century-old letter from a rejected lover, and a complete collection of Playboy magazines. Poignant photographs of these possessions reveal clues about otherwise unknowable people. These items take on a life of their own, both in these photographs and in the idea that they will now move on to new owners.  Read more.

Norm Diamond What Is Left Behind: Stories From Estate Sales
Daylight Books (May 2017)
Essay by Kat Kiernan

What Is Left Behind: Stories from Estate Sales is the first monograph by photographer Norm Diamond. Diamond has visited countless estate sales, photographing objects that evoke sadness, humor, and ironic commentary on our cultural history. The articles defy conventional expectations: a science project from 1939, a century-old letter from a rejected lover, and a complete collection of Playboy magazines. Poignant photographs of these possessions reveal clues about otherwise unknowable people. These items take on a life of their own, both in these photographs and in the idea that they will now move on to new owners.
Read more.

The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life  Intellect Books (March 2017) Essay by Kat Kiernan   The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life  is a collection of essays by 40 visual artists. Edited by artist and educator, Sharon Louden, the book describes how artists extend their practices outside of their studios. All of these contributors have impactful, artistic activities as change agents in their communities. Their first-hand stories show the general public how contemporary artists of the 21st century add to creative economies through their out-of-the-box thinking while also generously contributing to the well-being of others. Although there is a misconception that artists are invisible and hidden, the truth is that they furnish measurable and innovative outcomes at the front lines of education, the non-profit sector, and corporate environments.  Read more.

The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life
Intellect Books (March 2017)
Essay by Kat Kiernan

The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life is a collection of essays by 40 visual artists. Edited by artist and educator, Sharon Louden, the book describes how artists extend their practices outside of their studios. All of these contributors have impactful, artistic activities as change agents in their communities. Their first-hand stories show the general public how contemporary artists of the 21st century add to creative economies through their out-of-the-box thinking while also generously contributing to the well-being of others. Although there is a misconception that artists are invisible and hidden, the truth is that they furnish measurable and innovative outcomes at the front lines of education, the non-profit sector, and corporate environments.
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SELECTED ESSAYS

Joyce Tenneson: Women’s Work  Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 11 (September 2018)

Joyce Tenneson: Women’s Work
Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 11 (September 2018)

George Tice: Revisiting His First Exhibition with Susan Spiritus Gallery  Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 11 (September 2018)

George Tice: Revisiting His First Exhibition with Susan Spiritus Gallery
Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 11 (September 2018)

Susanna Majuri’s World in Water  Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 9 (September 2017)

Susanna Majuri’s World in Water
Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 9 (September 2017)

Posing for Penn  Don’t Take Pictures Online, July 17, 2017

Posing for Penn
Don’t Take Pictures Online, July 17, 2017

Barriers to Entry: The Changing Landscape of Photobook Publishing  Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 8 (March 2017)

Barriers to Entry: The Changing Landscape of Photobook Publishing
Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 8 (March 2017)

Poignant Pics no. 12  Jefferson Hayman: The Falling Rocket   One Twelve Publishing (January 2017)

Poignant Pics no. 12 Jefferson Hayman: The Falling Rocket
One Twelve Publishing (January 2017)

Erik Hagen Behind the Wheel  Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 7 (September 2016)

Erik Hagen Behind the Wheel
Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 7 (September 2016)

Delicate Flowers: The Photographs of Kristen Hatgi-Sink  Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 6 (March 2016)

Delicate Flowers: The Photographs of Kristen Hatgi-Sink
Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 6 (March 2016)

Lori Vrba’s Life Assembled  Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 5 (September 2015)

Lori Vrba’s Life Assembled
Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 5 (September 2015)

A Studio Visit with Timothy Pakron  Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 4 (March 2015)

A Studio Visit with Timothy Pakron
Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 4 (March 2015)

17 Winters: The Photographs of Alexandra de Steiguer  Don't Take Pictures, Issue 3 (September 2014)

17 Winters: The Photographs of Alexandra de Steiguer
Don't Take Pictures, Issue 3 (September 2014)

New Homes for Old Photos: The Photo Fostering Project  Don't Take Pictures Online, August 20, 2014

New Homes for Old Photos: The Photo Fostering Project
Don't Take Pictures Online, August 20, 2014

Photorealism and the Camera: A Conversation with Louis K. Meisel  Don't Take Pictures Online ,  July 2, 2014

Photorealism and the Camera: A Conversation with Louis K. Meisel
Don't Take Pictures Online, July 2, 2014

Preserving Photo History: The Camera Heritage Museum  Don't Take Pictures Online, April 16, 2014

Preserving Photo History: The Camera Heritage Museum
Don't Take Pictures Online, April 16, 2014

Fictitious Expiration Dates and the Pressure to Produce Art  Don't Take Pictures, Issue 2 (March 2014)

Fictitious Expiration Dates and the Pressure to Produce Art
Don't Take Pictures, Issue 2 (March 2014)

United in Spirit: A Mother/Daughter Artisan Duo  The Clutch Guide   (November 2013)

United in Spirit: A Mother/Daughter Artisan Duo
The Clutch Guide (November 2013)

Getting Started: Exploring the Artist/Gallery Relationship  Don't Take Pictures, Issue 1 (September 2013)

Getting Started: Exploring the Artist/Gallery Relationship
Don't Take Pictures, Issue 1 (September 2013)

Joel Meyerowitz: Legacy - The Preservation of Wilderness of New York City Parks  Art New England Online  ( April 2011)

Joel Meyerowitz: Legacy - The Preservation of Wilderness of New York City Parks
Art New England Online (April 2011)

Living Aboard in Winter: Tough, but Enjoyable  Soundings Magazine (March 2011)

Living Aboard in Winter: Tough, but Enjoyable
Soundings Magazine (March 2011)

Pieter Hugo @ Yossi Milo  Big, Red, and Shiny, March 30, 2010

Pieter Hugo @ Yossi Milo
Big, Red, and Shiny, March 30, 2010

Karsh 100 @ The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Big, Red, and Shiny, October 30, 2008

Karsh 100 @ The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Big, Red, and Shiny, October 30, 2008

 

INTERVIEWS

Photographers on Photographers: Kat Kiernan Interviews Jordan Sullivan  Lenscratch, August 13, 2018

Photographers on Photographers: Kat Kiernan Interviews Jordan Sullivan
Lenscratch, August 13, 2018

Beyond the Bookshelves: An Interview with Tim Whelan  Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 8 (March 2017)

Beyond the Bookshelves: An Interview with Tim Whelan
Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 8 (March 2017)

Andrew Seguin: The Whale in the Margin  Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 1 (September 2013)

Andrew Seguin: The Whale in the Margin
Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 1 (September 2013)

 

BLOG FEATURES

Lenscratch  In August 2014 Kat Kiernan published a week’s worth of articles on artists working in alternative photographic processes.

Lenscratch
In August 2014 Kat Kiernan published a week’s worth of articles on artists working in alternative photographic processes.

Feature Shoot  Kat Kiernan was contributing writer for Feature Shoot from 2014-2015.

Feature Shoot
Kat Kiernan was contributing writer for Feature Shoot from 2014-2015.