Jiageng Lin (b.1995 Beijing) is a photographer as well as visual artist currently
based in Rochester, NY. After graduation from the MFA program majoring in
photo and related media, he works as a digital archivist at the Cary Graphic Arts
Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology. Jiageng’s work asks the
questions: How do we see the world? And, how does photography shape and
form our memory and mind? By integrating different mediums such as photo books,
collages, and installations is a way for him to push the boundaries of photography.
“ I’ve always been interested in how technology change the way we are living and
thinking. ’Say cheese!' is a body of work consisting of images that I’ve collected
from old camera manuals during the past few years. Besides the funny and
humorous aspects of those images, a hidden beauty could also be found. By
changing their context and presenting them in both book and installation form, I
consider the images as a way of looking back into the history of photography
and the relationship between humans and photography. When they are
rearranged in a carefully considered manner, new relations and meanings could
Jiageng’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including
Rochester Contemporary Art Center; Gallery Q, Rochester NY; RIT City Art
Space, Rochester NY; JKC Gallery, Trento NJ; OFPIX Studio, Beijing China;
Modern Art Academy, Shanghai China; Millepiani Gallery, Rome IT; and others.
His work has been featured in numerous publications including Vast magazine,
Photography of China, AINT-BAD, Gelatin Magazine, Boooooooom, Floatmagazine.