Tuesday, June 27, 2023

When It Rains

I’m one of the Selected Photographers for the Urban Photo Awards 2023 in Trieste, Italy! And the competition received a staggering 12,000 submissions! Two of my works have been published in their gallery: My 2014 photos Petal (yes, the same piece in yesterday’s post) and On the Boardwalk, both shot on my iPhone 5s. Thank you to all the jurors!

Urban Photo Awards 2023 Selected Photographer Jenny Lam's photo "Petal"

Urban Photo Awards 2023 Selected Photographer Jenny Lam's piece "On the Boardwalk"

[Update: I’m a Semifinalist!]

Speaking of that beloved phone I used as my camera for seven years… Here’s one of the photographs Taylor Glascock took of me for HuffPost Culture Shifters 2023 that did make it into the article.

Jenny Lam with her iPhone 5s, photographed by Taylor Glascock for HuffPost's Culture Shifters 2023
My favorite portrait in the feature.

As Taylor wrote on her Instagram, “Jenny was so game for my ideas on a frigid Chicago day.” It’s not often I’m in front of the lens, and it was fun!

And: Stay safe in this air quality, everyone!

Monday, June 26, 2023

Baby don’t you wanna go

My 2014 photograph Petal—shot on my iPhone 5s—has been selected to be exhibited in Sweet Home Chicago at the Bridgeport Art Center! I’ve always thought the BAC was such a beautiful venue and I’m overjoyed to show my art there. Thank you to curator Marci Rubin for choosing my work.

Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago
Bridgeport Art Center. Photo via BAC.

July 21 – September 1, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, July 21, 7-10pm

Bridgeport Art Center, 4th Floor Gallery
1200 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60609

Photo of the Museum of Contemporary Art's spiral staircase, shot by Jenny Lam in 2014 on her iPhone 5s
Petal, 2014.

Also, in case you missed the previous post: I’ve been named one of HuffPost’s Culture Shifters of the Year!

And right on time for this post: I’ve just received the photos taken of me for the feature, including outtakes! Here’s the very first photo Taylor Glascock shot of me on that chilly March day, outside the Chicago Cultural Center, before we headed to Chinatown. They were both among my list of locations that are important to me.

Jenny Lam photographed by Taylor Glascock for HuffPost's Culture Shifters 2023 feature

Sweet home Chicago indeed.

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