Hee Seung Chung
Within this project, I explore the representation of authentic and staged emotion. I photograph the actors' mask, especially the moment of absorption into the persona's emotional state, however, what I truly tried to capture is the moment of the slippage of the mask and the moment in which the actor's authentic and staged self are entangled to each other. By doing this, I interrogate emotional authenticity revealed in the actors' face and the nature of photographic representation of human subject, questioning what do we recognize from the portraiture, is it the mask or the face?
Peter Ainsworth • Christian Alegria • Martin Bardell • Debby Besford • Manuel Capurso • Nicholas Chee • Hee Seung Chung • Ania Dabrowska • Hannah Dakin • Susana Espana Amed • Caroline Furneaux • Vron Harris • Sam Holden • Jesus Jimenez • Jochen Klein • Katarzyna Lason • Carol Sachs • Marianna Saraslanidou • Alan Shepherd • Rita Soromenho • Nick Stonehouse • Darren T. Elliott • Susan Truseler • Gill Vaux •