This image, shot in Tibet's capital Lhasa, was inspired by one of my grandfather's poems about Tibet. Titled 'Sailing on a Cloud', it goes like this - "sailing on a cloud with/ a lone crane/ then sing along with/ the wonderful west wind/ to an unknown place." My grandfather passed away last year and this was my way to keep him alive, in my heart, to honor his memory.
Born and raised in southern China, Amy Luo obtained her Master's degree in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh and went on to further her research at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Since her graduation, Luo has been engaged with feature film projects, documentaries as well as news reportages both in China and abroad. In 2015, Luo graduated from the General Studies program at the International Centre of Photography (ICP) in New York. She was the recipient of the 2015 Rita K. Hillman Award for Excellence, ICP. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally including in the American Photography. Luo has been cited with a number of awards for her series “Dreams” including being placed as a finalist for fine art photography in the first edition of the Magnum Photography Awards in 2016 and as a winner for the 2017 LensCulture Exposure Awards. Luo currently divides her time between New York City and Beijing working both in film production and also as a freelance photographer.