Silver / 2018 / Fine Art / People_FA

Till We Meet Again

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/People
  • Photographer
    Amy Luo

This series of photographs is the result of my collaboration with my grandfather, who died last year of cancer.I tried to collect fragments of clues as to what he was like, but these were nothing but scraps, assorted bits and pieces. I took his presence for granted for as long as he was alive, and when he died, the first shocking realization was that I have to find a way to honor his memory.I found a booklet of his poems in an abandoned corner in our old house. They were about Tibet, the mystic and holy land beyond the Himalayas. It is where he travelled as a young pilgrim.I made it to Tibet and travelled to the places emerged in his writing. Whenever I saw something reminiscent of his writing, I tried to capture or reconstruct an image accordingly.I have a sense that was the first time I met him.

Born and raised in southern China, Amy Luo obtained her Master's degree in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh and went on to further her research at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Since her graduation, Luo has been engaged with feature film projects, documentaries as well as news reportages both in China and abroad.

In 2015, Luo graduated from the General Studies program at the International Centre of Photography (ICP) in New York. She was the recipient of the 2015 Rita K. Hillman Award for Excellence, ICP. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally including in the American Photography. Luo has been cited with a number of awards for her series “Dreams” including being placed as a finalist for fine art photography in the first edition of the Magnum Photography Awards in 2016.

Luo currently divides her time between New York City and Beijing working both in film production and also as a freelance photographer.