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THEME #13

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Winners

2020JUL

SHORT LIST

Statement

Okhotsk no Kaze (Wind of Okhotsk)

While it is said that photographs reflect truth, is the image shown in a photograph the real world? Rather than the objective truth, I want to express a world that I have created. From 2015 to 2018, I followed the railroad tracks of the Okhotsk no Kaze (Wind of Okhotsk) train in Hokkaido, and photographed landcapes of snow and towns. Living in a city in the south, I was deeply impressed when I first saw such snow-covered scenery. Whole towns were blanketed in snow; hazy details seemed to rise from a white frame. Various unnecessary elements are present in the photographs, but by omitting many elements, I try to photograph a world of my creation, differing from the reality that was in sight.

Profile

Ying Yin

Born in China. Lives in Kyoto.

Solo-exhibition
2015  「オホーツクの風」 Loop by Fireblues, Shanghai

Group exhibitions
2020  ""A Poem and A Frozen Moment"", Shanghai
2019  ART MARKET BUDAPEST, Budapest
2015  ""5447グループ展"" Sujia Art Gallery, Wuxi

Jury selection

I’m not sure exactly where these were taken, but in Ying Yin’s photographs I remember visiting Hokkaido in the dead of winter and seeing these similar scenes of houses and building almost completely swallowed by the pure white snow. The snow, and the photographs, show an excellent view of the poetry of negative space.

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