Honorable Mention TOKYO-2018 Portfolio / Fine Art


  • Photographer
    Qian Jim
  • Technical Info
    This Series Is Mainly Shot With Pinhole Lenses, Some With Axis Shifting Lenses, And To Maximize The
  • Photo Date

The memory of zoos in childhood was a perfect utopian world. All kinds of ideals about Utopia seemed to be found here, such as safe cage, sufficient food, natural environment, carefree playfulness, etc. But when we return to the zoo thirty years later, we feel more conflicts, for instance insecurity, anxiety, fear, and callous. There are two different feelings, not a matter of right or wrong. It’s difficult to determine which feeling should be more realistic.

Qian Jin was born in 1960 in Zhejiang, China, and currently lives in Beijing. He started painting when he was a child. He studied art and design and worked as a designer?a magazine editor?and as commercial photographer. In 2015, he changed his focus to fine art photography, special black and white. “Dynasty in stone Series” were exhibited at FOTOFEST International Discoveries VI, 2017. “Home Series”were exhibited at Beizhen China International Photography Festival 2018.