Agnieszka Sosnowska Myth of a Woman National Museum of Iceland (May 2019) Essay by Kat Kiernan
Myth of a Woman is the first monograph by photographer Agnieszka Sosnowska, published in conjunction with her solo exhibition at the National Museum of Iceland. For more than 25 years, Sosnowska has created a visual memoir; first in the woods of New England where was raised, then Poland where her family is from, and now in Iceland where she immigrated a decade ago to marry the man she loves. When Sosnowska moved to Iceland, she was entering uncharted territory both in her new environment and in her new marriage. Making a home on a remote farm in Iceland’s Eastern Region, she embraced new roles in an unfamiliar landscape. These struggles and triumphs are the inspiration for her moving collection of photographs about the strength and fragility of womanhood.
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.
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.
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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
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
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)
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)
Living Aboard in Winter: Tough, but Enjoyable Soundings Magazine (March 2011)
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
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)
Andrew Seguin: The Whale in the Margin Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 1 (September 2013)
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.