Born in 1960, Richard Koenig received his BFA from Pratt Institute. In 1998 he received his MFA from Indiana University and began teaching photography courses at Kalamazoo College, Michigan. His work, Photographic Prevarications, was shown in six one-person exhibits in as many years (2007 to 2012). In the summer of 2010, he began working on a long-term documentary project called Contemporary Views Along the First Transcontinental Railroad. These bodies of work can be seen here. Richard is also working on several “memoir” projects where the mining of negatives, made in Bloomington, Indiana, and Brooklyn, New York, will be utilized.
In the 1970s, a budding photographer in Bloomington captured images of trains as they passed through the area. Today, Richard Koenig, a professor of art at Kalamazoo College, shares his photographs with Limestone Post, showing how a once essential industry was threaded into the very fabric of town life. Click here to read the full story and to see Koenig's photos.