Art Uncovered - Jin Zhu

Premiere DateFeb 12, 2013
00:00 Thomas Intro
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01:52 Jin Zhu Interview pt. 1
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06:55 Ratcatcher Yellow Fever
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08:32 Jin Zhu Interview pt. 2
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14:39 The Headcoatees Youngblood
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16:27 Jin Zhu Interview pt. 3
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19:13 Tommy's House Speed the Plough
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21:52 Jin Zhu Interview pt. 4
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25:08 Give Up Sebadoh
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27:25 Jin Zhu Interview pt. 5
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31:09 Tuesday Grass Widow
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33:37 Finish
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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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Host Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…

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