Publisher: Self Published
Dimensions: 25.4cm (H) x 20.3cm (W) x 1.1cm (D) / 10" (H) x 8" (W) x 0.4" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Frenetic City examines the intensity and chaotic environment in one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Hong Kong.
With a population of over 7 million but less than 25% of its land developed, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. When I first landed, 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, using multiple exposures on B&W negatives.
The creation of each photograph requires me to be fixed at a specific location from between 5 to 7 hours per session. Through the viewfinder of an old Hasselblad, I created each photograph by overlapping selected individuals or groups of people within the 6 x 6 frame.
The resulting photograph is not of a singular moment in time, but a multitude of moments in time captured in a single frame.
Selected photographs from this project have been exhibited internationally, including KG+(Kyoto, Japan), Lishui International Photography Festival(China), The Fence(USA), Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival(Kobe, Japan), amongst others.
The limited edition monograph (300 copies), produced in Duotone, offset printing, consists of elaborated photographs of overpopulated city landscapes, depicting density, loneliness and lost of identity, created in the streets of Hong Kong from 2014 to 2019.
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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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