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SUPER YOUTH FEATURE



"...There is a mood to Merchant’s photographs that quietly conveys her unique approach to photographing the city. Her images are both knowing and inquisitive. The liminal status of expatriate life certainly informs her documentation of Seoul. Her work is at once local and familiar, as well as new, unexpected and fresh. Notably, there is nary a tourist destination in sight. Effectively stripping back the layers of Seoul, Merchant’s photographs reside in the artistic contours of Seoul’s cultural map where she was able to establish her own sense of
community and home while away from Canada.

Merchant’s urban portraits on
thank you, ok make the viewer long to travel to Korea and sip on tea and sketch naive doodles at Takeout Drawing, to wander through her favourite neighbourhood of Hongdae, to sift through trinkets at impromptu markets and to dance to K-Pop."

Here is a feature that the lovely Danica wrote about my photographs of Seoul for Super Youth Paper, a happy online magazine, which concerns itself with navigating the creative scenery in Asia (yes!!!). I'm thrilled to be a part of it and can't wait to see how the site grows. Thank you, Danica and Super Youth :)

3 comments:

  1. congratulations!
    your photographs really do make me long to wander the streets of Seoul.

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  2. you're welcome! i couldn't think of a more superb person to feature :)

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  3. Oh lovely! I agree every single word ^

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