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Nowhere Near

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced, Bronze in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced
  • Photographer
    Sarah Choo Jing
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Nowhere Near depicts a panoramic composite of documented
scenes across Paris, London and New York.
Isolated characters from various cities were photographed from a
distance; then pieced together to form a potential narrative in a
space which belongs nowhere and everywhere at once.

Sarah Choo Jing (b. 1990, Singapore) is known for her interdisciplinary approach to photography, video and installation. Her work depicts identifiable moments and characters within contemporary urban society suggesting a plethora of private and often solitary narratives. The artist is concerned with the gaze of the flaneur, voyeurism and the uncanny.
Choo lives and works in Singapore.

Awards 2018 Shortlisted for Aesthetica Art Prize, United Kingdom
2018 Nominated for Singapore Young Artist Award, National Arts Council, Singapore
2017 Honorable Mention, Art of the Rehearsal, International Photography Awards (Special: Digitally Enhanced category), New York
2017 Perspective: 40 under 40 awards, Perspective Global, Asia
2017 Top 30 shortlist, The Sovereign Art Prize, The Sovereign Art Foundation, Southeast Asia
2015 Jury Selections, Arts Division, 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan
2015 First Place, Moving Images, Collage, Moscow International Foto Awards, Russia
2015 Second Place, Moving Images, Overall Category Winner, Moscow International Foto Awards, Russia 2015 Bronze Award, Special Category One Eyeland Photography Awards
2013 Winner, Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Still Photography Award, Singapore
2013 Photographer of the Year (Professional, Fine Art Category), 4th Pollux Awards, The Worldwide Photography Gala
Awards in Europe
2013 First Prize, 33rd Annual College and High School Photography Contest, Photographer’s Forum, Santa Barbara, USA 2013 First Prize, ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Photography Award, Singapore