A Modern Flaneur's Possession

PhotographerLingxiang Wu
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryNew York, United States
Photo Date2016-2017
Technical InfoDigital Collage
Entry Description

A Modern Flaneur's Possession is an ongoing project that consists of nine B&W photographic montages, each digitally constructed from multiple photographs shot at a single location. In this project, Wu explores how the ambiance of public spaces subconsciously affects the personal experience. Recognizing that there’s a transformative power to physical space that photography — as the representation of a witness of events — cannot fully render representationally, Wu began to selectively fragment his photographs and re-situate them within a new conceptual framework where the collective fragments serve as a symbolic representation that communicates a sense of searching via disorientation.