Jin Chan recently graduated from the Photography and Related Media MFA program at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2020, and currently resides and works between Ithaca and Rochester New York. As a bisexual Chinese-American, he explores the spaces that exist between social norms through the use of visual metaphor, carving out spaces of existence between the lines.
In The Garden, plants and identity are cultivated together. The Garden explores identity and time through the use of visual metaphor. The concept of identity is a fluid one that constantly cycles through growth and death like a garden, it grows, becomes refined, pruning away sickly parts, and growing parts of ourselves that we are able to cherish.
Within The Garden, the cultivation of identity grows unfettered, is pruned and refined, flourish, die, and grow again.
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