Anonymity

By Hunt Yiyang Teng


In this post-modern era dominated by exhaustion, its societal functions and stressors are often heavily scrutinized.



These photograph has come to encapsulate ‘a childlike absorption in the all-too-adult bitter-sweetness of the world’, neglecting reality and projecting fantasy.


The subjects juxtaposed under the masks and costumes depict a sense of alienation through the notion of anonymity, as if to suggest the act of searching for identity, or rather a desire for escapism in the world of fantasy.



Teng’s photographs invite a firm questioning of anonymity and identity in which we navigate the social facet of ‘self,’ and serve as a standing in solidarity with those who have encountered experiences of abuse, intimidation and discrimination.




Anonymity

Hunt Yiyang Teng

Photo-work


From SHIFT19/20 Submission


Hunt is a third year undergrad architecture student at U of T Daniels. You can check out some of his latest photograph on Instagram @huntyteng


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