Emerging Photography Contender: Bojune Kwon

For Urbanites, Brooklyn-based photographer Bojune Kwon forms uncanny composite images of New York City, highlighting the anonymity and isolation forced upon throngs of people as they make their way from one place to the next. 

Writes Kwon in his Artist Statement, “As a foreigner eager for contact, I was struck by the difficulty I faced in making real connections. Despite the crush of people that inhabited New York City, I felt alone. I found myself getting accustomed to feeling indifferent. I started to think that maybe, within a city, people do not make the effort to know each other. This behavior was natural. Stressed, selfish, scared—We pass one another, like ghosts.” 

All images © Bojune Kwon

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