Campaign Child indulges in the language of commercial photography to create new meanings out of disparate objects, bodies and situations. Each image attempts a balance: between the pure, clean, functional axis of photography as a communication tool, and the slippages that occur when juxtaposition and narrative gaps leave space for the mind to unfold. Yuan’s images often feel as if you have stumbled into a story in medias res: a young girl emerging from a tablecloth, an escaped budgie being trapped, a hospital bed dripping with liquid. Through unlikely combinations, Yuan asks us to consider what is existing outside the frame and forge links across disparate scenes, where each photograph bounces off the other to create uncanny new contexts. By restructuring commercial photoshoots into a space of imagination and play, Campaign Child also speaks of the uneasy relationship between Western capitalist motifs and the global contexts they insert themselves into while questioning how desire is validated through photography.
- 48 pages, 25 colour photos, 213 × 275 mm
- Stapled booklet printed entirely using environmentally friendly recycled materials and overprinted silkscreen cover
- ISBN 978-1-912719-06-8, LJ129
- November 2019
- Designed and Edited by Loose Joints