En Cave

PhotographerJinkyun Ahn
Entry Description

In the project En Cave, I construct my own cave in the form of a tent built with white cloth hung from the ceiling. In this temporary imitation cave, my parents and I act out the allegory of Plato’s cave with the use of shadows and projections as well as our own family dynamic by performing the Confucian tradition of bowing down to one’s parents. The final work I present is a series of photographs of the overall view of the cave. The view not only includes me and my parents but photographic equipment such as light stands and electric wires. The apparatus is exposed rather than hidden; my photographic process is photographed explicitly.