Meet Sweney Kuo.
As a photographer, she tells stories of other people and places with her photographs, images that she has captured during extensive travels on five continents and more than forty countries. Sweney shares her perspective in more ways than one: “My photographic work has always involved images in narrative and travel photography. Travel and photography simply go together for me”.
This is a maker with both a photographer’s eye and the skill to know how best to use the medium to tell a story. “My photography grew out of my wish to record what I saw during my travels to the developing world”, she explains. “The camera eye allowed me to look inside the lives, cultures, and different life stories.
Meeting people from other communities and other countries reveals so much. The world has helped me understand that all of our lives are at once interconnected and individual”. Sweney’s work both expands perspective and also brings us to realize how much we all have in common.
Sweney is originally from Taiwan, where before moving to the United States, she taught digital art and design at the university level for more than 8 years. She holds a master’s degree in new media art from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. One of her recent works, “Balloon Girl”, took second place in the “people” category of the 2012 Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter Amateur Photo Contest. She will have many works such as this to show at the upcoming Sammamish Arts Fair, October 13th and 14th, where she looks forward to engaging you in her wonderful art. See Fair details at http://sammamishartsfair.wordpress.com/ and more of Sweney’s work at www.flickr.com/photos/sweney