60 gumoil photographic prints


Architecture of the Holocaust
By Kathleen Jameson



Karl Koenig has been photographing Holocaust concentration camps for more than ten years. These photographs of the architecture and landscape of suffering, he believes, "may have some impact on people who are on the path to indifference."" Throughout the series, Koenig explores narrative and visual dissonances in order to highlight the inexplicability of the Holocaust itself. Inventor of the polychromatic gumoil process, a labor-intensive and highly manipulated method, Koenig creates monotypes, each existing as an unique object.

Contributor Bios
Karl Koenig, PhD in psychology, retired from his teaching career as a full professor in psychology and psychiatry from the University of New Mexico in the early 1990s. He has two books by Focal Press on gumoil photography. His work is in the permanent collections of six museums and has been shown in seventy juried exhibitions in Europe, Mexico, and the United States.
Kathleen V. Jameson, PhD, president and CEO of The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, has organized numerous exhibitions and published many scholarly articles and books, including most recently American Art and Philanthropy (2010).