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Photopaper 20
Jerome Ming

Jerome Ming

Jerome MingPhotopaper
Issue 20
Jerome Ming
Kasseler Fotografie Festival

Nominated by Alec Soth and St. Paul.


16 Pages
210 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available


The other day at a park I stopped and watched a pair of children play. But instead of thinking of them as children at a park, I watched them as artists. Their performance was brilliant. My first exposure to the work of Jerome Ming wasn’t so different. I met Jerome while he was an MFA student at the University of Hartford. But I never saw him as a student. Jerome was far too sophisticated for the classroom. His work is made on the playground. Was it Picasso who said it took him a lifetime to draw like a child? My goal as an artist is to someday make photographs with the joyfulness of Jerome Ming.

About the Artist
Jerome Ming was born in London and has lived mostly in Asia, including Myanmar where Oobanken was photographed. Ming works with photography and often involves elements of sculpture, film-making and performance in his practice. He received his MFA in Photography from the University of Hartford (USA) and is currently based in Pretoria, South Africa.

About the Journal
PHOTOPAPER is a new kind of monographic photo publication with a continuously changing editorial team of international experts. These guest editors name photographers or photographic projects which they would like to present to an international public. PHOTOPAPER features this work in single monographic issues of 16 or 32 pages. The main idea is to make high-quality printed photographic work accessible to as many people as possible by producing the final publication at a reasonable price. Therefore, the production process is reduced to a minimum while at the same time using high-end printing technology and a nice paper. Published on a quarterly basis.

About the Publisher
The Fotobookfestival Kassel is a charitable foundation that has been engaged with the artistic medium of the photobook and has presented it in all its facets, since 2008, in a festival program of international standing. The annual festival shows works by renowned artists and promotes established and emerging talents, publishers, designers, printers, curators and booksellers on an international platform. It was the first festival of its kind dedicated to the photographic book and has founded two novel book awards: The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD for the best photobook mock-up of the year has awarded emerging talents a complete photobook-production since 2010; the KASSEL PHOTOBOOK AWARD assembles the best photobooks of the previous year nominated by international experts in the field. Books entered for both awards are showcased regularly in travelling exhibitions at international festivals and photography events. These two awards are unique in their formats and have been role models for other international festivals and events.

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