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Portrait of Names

Portrait of Names is a photography series about the relation of meaning and pattern in names and characteristics. In the work, last names and the words that have the same pronunciations were written along with whom the person. In daily life, sounds and words remind us the social connection toward certain people. And when this particular kind of reminder occurs, images of the personalities or certain characteristics show up. It may be faceless yet point to experiences directly. To transform this kind of relation. People in the photograph were rendered hardly recognizable. It is not through the face but through the words can the audience make acquaintance to the person, using Chinese characters as the medium to learn their characters in the image.

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