Photographers

Maria Guerberof

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Originally from Argentina, Buenos Aires, Maria has a background in philosophy and creative photography. Based permanently in the UK, her work as a cinematographer includes short dramas, music video clips, promos, documentaries and dance art films. Maria’s work as a photographer was nominated in 2018 for the KG± Award at Kyotographie Festival for her solo exhibition:”Buenos Aires 2001: a culture under siege” exhibited at Voice Gallery / Matsuo Megumi in Kyoto, Japan.

Maria, is currently directing personal projects, designing her photography books and exhibiting her work in Paris, London and Japan.

“My photographic practice is all about gesture: making magical truths visible to others by means beyond the intellect. Photography has always been a mystical experience for me: strange situations and wonderful people appear, inexplicable things happen to me and my camera. It is a constant search that keeps surprising me every day.

At the moment, I am particularly interested in the textures and haptic qualities of image”

Maria Guerberof

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Photographers

Uma

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“After I left the army, I started taking pictures. When you start taking nude photos, people will always ask: why do you do this, but my answer is always: why can’t I do this?

I still don’t know how to describe my photos. I just want them to be free.

In my mind, freedom has always been an imaginary existence. This is a truth even my late elementary school classmate knows, a week before his death the teacher once promised him: “you get your homework done, and you’re free.” He smiled and said, “there is no real freedom.” A week later, he drowned while playing.

This truth, my good friend Mo Chuanqi he also knows. But he had gone to a freer place, and he had left me a poem. He is a savage, Nemo, and a toilet. I always said to him, “go back to the cave.” The poem ends, of course, with the savage finally rolling the dice and then following the water back to the cave, his own cave.

That’s where my title comes from.

I don’t know when to start, I lost my “feeling”, I always laughing and Shouting with a loud voice, but I don’t have any feelings, even when I was on the bus feeling “self” emerged from ears, looked at his stand on the bus, standing watch that I made the decision to choose, I just looked on live, in the end I call it “incompetent”. Based on this phenomenon, I have conceived many possibilities for the essence of existence. But no matter how close to the truth, I still can’t change the fact that I’m “too calm” most of the time.

I have to hope for the day when I “wake up”.”

Uma

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Photographers

9mouth

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9mouth, born in Jingzhou in 1988, currently lives and works in Beijing. His practice includes photography and writing, which mainly focuses on affectional experience, reality and fiction, time and memory. His works have been exhibited in museums and project spaces both in China and internationally.

Photographers

Xia Boqian

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“I hardly wrote a self introduction. It feel a little difficult. Well, I must be a very boring person. I go to bed early and get up early. My friends all think I am too much like an elderly, but I think I just live according to the nature.

I like photography because I like nature, branches in winter and mottled shadows in summer. Now I live in the real world. I don’t know when I am awake from my dream. It’s probably the image or the nature. For me, time is cruel and beautiful. The image of pictures and the statement of words are both ways of recording time, so I can’t lie.

In the future, I should be a director, and now every day I study hard, learn everything, photography, flower art, installation, and learn what is visible and invisible in nature.

Xia Boqian

Photographers

Sherry Huang

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Sherry Huang was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She Graduated from the photography department of Academy of Art University (2011) and Royal College of Art (2018). She held her solo exhibition “Dead Letter” in 2013 and published photo book “Love Remains” in 2016. The core of her photography practice stems from the human conditions, from self-reflection to the state of modern humanity.

“If we can truly communicate via photography, if pictures can be felt by someone on an intrinsic level where the spirit longs to be expressed, then photography is exactly what it ought to be.”

Trying to understand herself, others, and the world through the limited scope of the camera, Huang’s works is her perpetual inquiry into life.

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Photographers

Bing Nv

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“I was born in Guiyang, Guizhou.
This city has a huge meaning to me and inspires a lot.
People who live here have a deep memory in their genes about plants and mountain that surrounded them for ages.
So now we usually shift our mind from the city to nature.
Now I’m trying to show how nature reflects in people who live there, in their urban lives, because a part of it still remains inside, even if we are trying to separate from it. It’s my actual project.”

Bing Nv

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Photographers

MA TE

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Born 1995.8.8

Currently living in Xi’an, I’m interested in the connection between Chinese social development process and individuals, and try to visualize these connections as much as possible.

I started the “The City of Dust” series in 2013, the “Forbidden Tradition” series also began shooting in the same year. In 2015, “Mulan” was finished and “The Concrete Dream” series was started. In 2016, I self-published the photography book <City of Dust>. In 2017, I began to shoot the “China Dream ” series. In 2018, “The Concrete Dream”book was published, and “Ink over Us” series started shooting in the same year.

I’m thirsty for emotions and love listening to other people’s heart. I call my Photography an “Emotional Documentary”, I don’t judge bad or good I just collect them like raindrops on my skin. They all vibrate in shades of feelings.

China is in an War of Times.

I apologize for my selfishness and steal a part of your Soul but I’m afraid of death.

After I was found by photography a key opened me up. Invite myself into other worlds so I can keep them safe from time.

The main topic of my photography is about the Individual. There are so many peoples and often the one seems not to matter in the big view of things. Being tossed into an world with rules often made long before oneself was born. Where it feels you are lost in an ocean of faces and you ask yourself does the world will miss me?

MA TE

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