Text by Wu Shankun
What I mostly notice and think are the things on the back of how people are living in this digital era when we make and receive loads of information by computer and phone every day every moment. We live in a world where you get used to take electric waves as the real sounds of the world like your mom’s voice in phone, take an organization of pixels on the screen as a real person when you chat with someone on Skype, we all have many virtual IDs etc. We create albums- upload our pictures anytime we like randomly, and share and comment on social networks, this is the big carnival we all share every minute. This is a time of freedom and also a time of loss and confuse. I capture the moment around me and create my photos in this way, as how the world is going on at this moment-chaos by chaos on a seemingly active order.
Born 1989, based in Beijing, graduated with BA Media and Communication from Beijing Normal University, 2012; MA Photography from London College of Communication, 2014. Wu’s photography focuses on virtuality and the relationship between people and life. He has won several national prizes in computer programming and graphic design in China, he was the winner of Photoworks Prize in 2013 (UK), cooperates with Yellowkorner Gallery (Paris) for years. His works have been exhibited in China, UK, France and USA, and he has published more than 350 essays on photography in Photoworld.