Honorable Mention / 2018 / Book Proposal (series Only) / People

Urban Theater

  • Photographer
    Tingying Lin

In the making of this Urban Theater series, I am utterly attracted by the streetscape because of its enigma in creating a theatre-like effect. By the aesthetics of sunlight and shadows, people in the city can be seen as the actors and actresses on the street stage, and the sunlight can function like the spotlight. Under such natural spotlights, people in the city can be displayed in a dramatic moment of their soliloquies, manifesting a sense of solitude and isolation. Hence, the streets can be imagined/imaged as theatre in which the dynamics of modern life in metropolis is prominently being performed.

Tingying Lin is a visual culture researcher from Taipei, Taiwan. She is currently a PhD candidate in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Her interests include urban photography, visual cultures and East Asian cinemas.