Each year Photoworks is asked by London College of Communications to judge and offer an award to a postgraduate from the MA Photography course.

The award offers the winner an interview profiling their project and approach, alongside being exhibited on our Graduate Showcase for 2013 and an honorary Membership to Photoworks. Shankun Wu’s project Big Mountain was selected by Photoworks Director Celia Davies.

Shankun Wu describes the work as a self-portrait representing the conflict between the digital and the natural world.

“As technology develops so dramatically, virtuality has already sunk into our life in reality, changed the way we see and think, and prove how far we are now from the material world.

Big Mountain is a self-portrait, not just because the meaning of his Chinese name means ‘mountains’, but also because his feeling of living in the digital era is conflicted with the love of nature.”

Shankun Wu

Born China 1989, Shankun Wu is a photographer, graphic designer and Manga painter. He graduated with MA Photography from London College of Communication in 2013 and with BA Media and Communication from Beijing Normal University in 2012. His works including photography and graphic design have been published and exhibited in China, France, UK and USA.

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