About Me

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”  — Jonathan Swift



Wiwienne YANG


As someone who often looses the sense of existence, photography is doubtlessly a relatively unrestrained way to go about the world. When I wander around with my camera uninterveniently, the imageries I gather on my journeys are not means to explore the world, but ways through which I piece myself together. To put it another way, photography is never ‘artistic creation’ out of nothing, instead, what I can do is to attempt to grab the scenes that capture me, using my own logic of deduction and leaving my signature. Be it portrait, street snapshot or scenery, every photo is like a piece of my self-portrait, or a moment in the unconscious, each pointing to myself. I don’t think I’ll every find out how I look despite the piecing together, all that I can do is follow those traces of had been’s or continues to be’s, and, carry on.

對一個時常丟失存在感的人來說,攝影無疑是一種相對自在的方式,當我帶著相機無所攪擾地在世上漫遊,途中所拍下的每張影像,不是想探索世界,而是為了拼湊自己。或許可以這麼說,攝影從來就不是能無中生有的「創作」,我所能做的,只是試圖抓取那些吸引自己的景象,以自己的方式演繹,落下了簽名。不管是人像、街拍還是風景,每張照片就像是自畫像裡的小碎片、或是某個潛意識片刻,在在都指向了自己。我想,我永遠都不會知道拼湊出的自己是什麼形狀,只能尋著這些曾經或持續存在的痕跡,繼續。


Bio

Wiwienne is a portrait and fine art photographer, studied photography in Paris, now based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.



Education

Spéos Paris Photographic Institute, Paris, France
    European Master degree – Major Studio Photography 

Nanhua University, Chiayi, Taiwan
    Master degree – Major Aesthetics

Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Bachelor degree – Major Sociology, Minor History


 

Awards

2015   MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards, Moscow)            Professional “Advertising / Self-Promotion”  First Place

2015   MIFA “Book (series only) / People”  Honorable Mention Award

2015   PX3 (Prix de la Photographie, Paris)  Professional “Advertising / Catalogues”  First Prize

2015   PX3 “Portraiture / Self-Portrait” Honorable Mention Award

2015   PX3 “Portraiture / Children” Honorable Mention Award

2015   PX3 “Nature / Landscape_N” Honorable Mention Award

2014   IPA (International Photography Awards, USA) “People / Portrait” Honorable Mention Award 

2014   IPA “People / Lifestyle” Honorable Mention Award

2014   PX3 “Press—People / Personality” Honorable Mention Award 

2013   IPA “Fine Art / Portrait” Honorable Mention Award

Solo exhibition

2015 – Kaohsiung x Paris– Le Bon Marché – Kaohsiung , Taiwan

2015 – Vues d'enfance– Le Bon Marché – Kaohsiung , Taiwan

2014 – Mon Paris– Trees can be – Kaohsiung , Taiwan


Group exhibition

2018 – Wonder Foto Day – Songshan Cultural and Creative Park – Taipei , Taiwan

2017 – Beyond Limits: 2016 IPA Best Show X Formosa’s Photo Elite – Pier 2 Art Center – Kaohsiung , Taiwan

Using Format