Nowhere Near depicts a panoramic composite of documented scenes across Paris, London and New York. Isolated characters from various cities were photographed from a distance; then pieced together to form a potential narrative in a space which belongs nowhere and everywhere at once.
Sarah Choo Jing (b.1990) is a Multidisciplinary Fine Artist who is currently pursuing her MFA in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Art, University College London. Focusing on the relationship between space and time, Choo’s work depicts identifiable moments and characters within contemporary society. Intentionally constructed, the artist reflects upon social and cultural norms. Choo has recently been shortlisted as a Finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014. In 2013, she was awarded the ICON De Martell Cordon Bleu Photography Award and Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Still Photography Award. The artist has since represented Singapore at Cinema Total 2014, organized by Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin, The Santa Fe International New Media Festival 2013 in New Mexico, USA and Nordart 2013 - a contemporary art fair in Germany, Europe. A recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal Award, Choo has been awarded The Photographer of The Year in the Fine Art Photography category at the 4th International Pollux Awards, USA. In 2012, she was a Finalist for the 3rd edition Julia Margaret Cameron Award, at The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards in Europe. That summer, she received several Honorable Mentions at the International Photography Awards.