TOKYO-2016 Book / Nature

Mountains of the Middle-earth

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book (Series Only)/Nature
  • Photographer
    Jenn Wei Hee

Nestled in the valley of vast Middle-earth legendarium, between the Two Thumb Range and John in the heart of Southern Alps, New Zealand never cease to impress. Picture perfect turquoise lake, snow-capped mountains; this simple recipe has created a beauty so rare with landscape so striking it deflates your breath. This is the Mountains of the Middle-earth!

Jenn Wei makes photographs in digital and analogue. With a subtle minimalistic approach, his photos reference post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system.