Beijing #9

PhotographerGreg Jones
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryRochester, United States
Photo DateApril, 2011
Entry Description

This photograph was taken in Suo Jia Cun, an outlying village just north of Beijing. The village was recently demolished to make way for zoning development in light of Beijing's current economic boom. Like all my work, this photograph is a digital composite. It was created by combining moments within different frames taken of the same scene over the course of about 30 minutes.

About Photographer

Greg is a digital-based photographer and writer currently living and working in Rochester, NY. He received his B.F.A. in fine art photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2010. He has done work for several photography organizations such as the George Eastman House and Society of Photographic Education, and is currently co-editor of the online photo magazine, Urbanautica. Greg's photographic practice involves re-combining photographic information to create fictional photographs. His work incorporates theories of digital representation in relation to classical themes found throughout photographic history, and draws strong influence from the tradition of western picoralism. Greg has photographed extensively throughout Rochester, NY; Croatia; Bosnia; Paris, France; and most recently Beijing, China. He is set to begin a long-term photographic survey of American mythology and culture in September.