Black and white photo of shanghai

See, Be Seen

Color photo of Shanghai

Featuring: Xinyi Li, Zuhong Liu, Tianyang Shen, Ye Shen, Ziran Ning, Xin Xu, Luyue Zhang, Ming Zhou

Presented by

Shanghai Normal University

 

Curated by

Chloe Ning

 

See, Be Seen, is an exhibition by members of the Shanghai Normal University photography department, past and present, from 2005 to 2019. The eight artists express their interpretation of the city they live in. They explore the ever-changing skyline of the urban landscape, looking further into the fabric and the undercurrent of city life.

“There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting. ” from Milan Kundera’s Slowness, to Ziran Ning’s Untitled.

The model-staged series Big Little World, by Tianyang Shen creates a summer afternoon on the beach, which we all dream of, and poses the question “will we still enjoy it when everything becomes artificial?”

Ye Shen’s Colors are not random snapshots, but the subconscious and the imagination of the artist. She found the chemistry between herself and her subject while taking the photographs.

In The Shelves of Supermarket Luyue Zhang distorted the images into the shape of an eye.

Under the Skin by Zuhong Liu. Zuhong was attracted to the pink illuminated stores hidden in old alleys, which he discovered were adult product shops.

Undisguised City is a black and white series by Ming Zhou. It is the relic of a bygone age, once the flashy cover of a bustling metropolis is peeled back.

The Adventure is a personal journey that Xinyi Li created by using vegetables and fruits.

What does the city really look like? Xu Xin combines his memories with the reality of The Metropolis.

Make sure to also check out related Walking Tour School’s in Session: A Guided Tour of New Student Work at Photoville.

ARTIST BIO

The photography major was started in 2005 and is affiliated with the Department of Advertising. The photography major has ranked among the best in the country in terms of comprehensive indicators, such as teaching and scientific research.

Many of our graduates have entered the domestic first-class media such as CCTV, 澎湃 Pengpai News, Xinmin Evening News, Tencent, China Labor Bulletin, China Youth Daily, Art World, etc., and have become outstanding young talents.

Our professional students have won awards at photography exhibitions and competitions, both at home and abroad. At the Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, for example, Shanghai Normal University department of photography alumni have won awards more than eleven times in nine consecutive years, and have become a leader in the domestic photography profession.

ORGANIZATION BIO

The Shanghai Normal University photography major was started in 2005 and is affiliated with Department of Advertising. The photography major has ranked among the best in the country in terms of comprehensive indicators, such as teaching and scientific research.

Many of our graduates have entered the domestic first-class media such as CCTV, 澎湃Pengpai News, Xinmin Evening News, Tencent, China Labour Bulletin, China Youth Daily, Art World, etc., and have become outstanding young talents.

Our professional students have won awards at photography exhibitions and competitions, both at home and abroad. At the Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, for example, Shanghai Normal University department of photography alumni have won awards more than eleven times in nine consecutive years, and have become a leader in the domestic photography profession.

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