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Photograph; archival pigment on ilford gold fibre silk
Edition of 5
Dimensions: 80.0cm(H) x 80.0cm(W) / 31.5"(H) x 31.5"(W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
To say life moves fast in a city is an understatement.
People go through life in an uncompromising, chaotic pace, overcoming and absorbing anything in their path.
Time in the city seem to flow quicker, memories in the city
tend to fade away faster.
Nothing seems to stand still in a city.
A UN report suggested that by 2050, the world’s population would reach 10 billion, with three-quarters of humanity living in our already swelling cities.
This project examines the intense and chaotic environment of one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Hong Kong.
When I first arrived in Hong Kong, I was immediately confronted by a society that is in fierce competition for physical and mental space.
I decided to capture and re-create the tension and chaos that I experienced in photographic form.
Every photograph in this series were created with multiple exposures on B&W film. Each photograph is not of a singular moment in time, but a multitude of moments in time captured in a single frame.
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Based in: Singapore
Born and raised in Singapore, Zhou HanShun is a Photographic Artist and Art Director.
After graduating from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore and RMIT University, he went on to make a living as an art director, and continues to pursue his passion as a visual storyteller and photographer.
He uses photography as a way to explore, investigate and document the culture and people in the cities he lived in.
HanShun has exhibited at the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival (2019), KG+ Kyotographie Satellite Event (2018), Tumbas Cultural Center in Thessaloniki, Greece for Photoeidolo (2017), the Molekyl Gallery in Sweden, for the Malmo Fotobiennal (2017), the Gallery under Theater in Bratislava, Slovakia for The Month of Photography Bratislava(2017), the Czech China Contemporary Museum in Beijing for the SongZhuang International Photo Biennale(2017), the PhotoMetria "Parallel Voices" exhibition in Greece (2016), the Addis FotoFest in Ethiopia (2016), among others.
HanShun was awarded 3rd Prize at the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival (2019), a Special Mention at the Balkan Photo Festival (2016), Shortlisted for the Hariban Award (2019, 2018 and 2017), and was a finalist of Photolucida Critical Mass (2016), among others.
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