Dieter Knierim

Dieter Knierim is a Sydney-based photographic and video artist. He completed his undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Communications in Media Arts & Production at University of Technology Sydney in 2016. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Science at Macquarie University. Working with peak bodies such as First Peoples Disability Network, People with Disability Australia and Women with Disabilities Australia he has produced projects, which reveal the complexity of the issues facing people with disability both internationally and nationally. At the end of 2013 Knierim, completed his work on the project Unfinished Business alongside Belinda Mason the story of 30 Indigenous Australians with disability. This exhibition was shown at the United Nation in Geneva 2013 and in 2014 was shown at the Museum of Tolerance for the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Persons in New York. In 2012, Dieter was involved with the Casula Power House, on the exhibition Inside, and exhibition which showed the diversity of women who are breaking down the stereotypes of how women in sport are defined. In 2013, Dieter alongside Belinda Mason, both completed “Outing Disability” a project about disability and sexuality “within the LGBTIQ community partnering with NSW Family Planning. In 2013, Dieter became the winner of the Connections Anti-Poverty Award, and his work is included in the Australian National Maritime Museum, Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander Studies. Dieter is a finalist in the Blake Prize, The Moran Prize, Josephine Urlich & Win Schubert Photographic Award.