Where Time Turns Black

PhotographerAgnes Ku
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The project in part is personal and in part speaks to the larger issue of time/ memory through ageing. Memory is a multi-layered process of connection, disconnection and reconnection --- (re-)connecting to/ disconnecting from not only one’s personal past but also family history and spatial landscape. The project undertakes visual experimentation via the mobile phone, featuring the effects of black-out and distortion in a panoramic format in a most original way. The aesthetic effects go well with the intended symbolic meanings in conveying a sense of (unknown) loss. Something that has made who we are is slipping away. What is real, and what not? The panorama mode is a very versatile yet less frequently used mode that requires delicate skills in rendering a good composition. The operation is strictly straight photography without post-production editing.

About Photographer

I am a sociologist and an amateur art photographer. I held my first solo photo exhibition, followed by a second one, and published my first photo book, entitled "Where Time Turns Black" in 2017.