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Amiko Li – Maiden Voyage

Sep 16, 2017 - Daren You

On Amiko Li’s series “Maiden Voyage,” photographer Tim Davis writes: “It is a probe, sent to the limits of photographic connectedness.” The images, diary-like in nature, together make an idiosyncratic view of the human experience. “Li draws together images that are strummed on the harp of one sharp-eared young romantic artist, but whose meaning together builds odd harmonic overtones as images pile up. This work is the diary of a vision of the world, not of a person.”

Amiko Li is a visual artist lives between New York and Shanghai. He is the recipient of the Center Project Launch Award Juror’s Choice, PDN The Curator Award, and Royal Ulster Academy Portrait Prize. Exhibitions include Aperture Foundation, New York; LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, New York; Filter Photo Festival, Chicago; Pingyao Photography Festival, China; Thorvald Meyers 51, Norway; Künstler, Australia; Istanbul Photobook Festival, Turkey; and Brighton Photo Fringe, United Kingdom. Publications include Adbusters; Der Greif; Esquire Russia; Juxtapoz Magazine; Mossless; and Lens Magazine China.