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Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses2005 (PC020403.01) ➔ Untitled Thesis Project


Related people/organizations

Simone Douglas (thesis advisor)
Parsons School of Design. Photography Department. (sponsoring body)
Hsuan-Hsuan Wu (photographer)


May 2005


This is a populous world, or crowded you may say, but each habitant is alone, or even lonely. Every human being is by themselves: on the street, in a café, or even with someone else. No matter how many people are around, you are still dealing with yourself. Breathing, coming up with the words to keep the conversation going, paying attention to if there is a bit of vegetable stuck between your teeth… etc. Practically, people are mentally detached from the environment. That is what attracts me: being peripheral at the center of the world. This contrasting phenomenon appears in an urban city the most. From Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, to New York, I am pretty familiar with the life in an urban city: physically close to some one else but psychologically alienated. After coming to New York, the displacement increased my consciousness of being the other. As a result, I started to observe the external world indirectly through my camera lens and the reflections.



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