Presented at the 18th Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIPF) in the Pingyao Ancient City, central Shanxi province, mainland China, Territories showcases recent Bachelor of Arts (Photography)(Honours), Masters of Photography and PhD student work from RMIT Photography. Founded in 2001, the PIPF is one of the ‘top 10 festivals in China’, recently winning the award of “China’s most internationally influential festivals’ from the International Festivals & Events Association.
We live in a global world where new economies, communities and social networking systems are emerging, yet we remain defined by physical, social and psychological ‘borders’ that, in part, define our sense of identity and belonging. Territories represents a creative opportunity for photographers and artists to explore what being in a global world means for citizens of different cultural backgrounds and nations.
Features works by Liss Fenwick (PhD), Yiannis Galanopoulos (PhD), Pia Johnson (PhD), Bronek Kozka (PhD), Kate McWilliam (Hons), Loc Nguyen (Masters), Kate Robinson (PhD), Georgia Smedley (Hons), Nick Walton-Healey (PhD), James Whiting (Hons), Michelle Williams (Masters) & Shang-Lien Yang (Masters).
Lead curators Shane Hulbert & Tammy Wong Hulbert. Curators from the RMIT Curatorial Collective Xueqi Wang, Natha Snagboon, Qianfang You, Rudraksh Thumar, Yalun Gong & Chun Wai Yeung