San Francisco based photographer Jin Zhu’s projects take her to the landscapes of the American West, places like Monument Valley, the Nevada Desert, and California’s Central Valley. She’s interested in the harsh environments where humans have migrated, passed through or tried to settle in search of a better life. Jin writes that her newest work examines “how landscape shapes the human experience” and how we “attempt to transform unfamiliar places into the image of the familiar in spite of natural limitations of local climate and resources.”
I recently spoke with Jin over the phone via skype about her photography as well as how she transitioned from a potential career in macro-biology to life as a photographer.
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