Born in New York, raised in Philadelphia, photographer Amy Li holds a deep interest in the dualities and understands, that they are inseparable aspects of life.
Amy is a child of Chinese immigrants, preserving Chinese tradition. She describes her experience of growing in a westernized society, while living a second reality at home, as a starting point for her photography investigations. By creating staged situations, Amy attempts to symbolize the themes, that stem from her upbringing, but still influence her perception of the world.
Presented body of work, titled 00:00, refers to Amy’s curiosity. It is an exploration of hidden truths, concerning death and memory. It is a contemplation on universal cocepts, particularly time. When it comes to thinking about time, the thoughs connected to the past, present and future naturally appear. The title of the series refers to the end of a day but also to the beginning of a new one. "The double meaning of 00:00 reflects a state of flux, where time is in suspension,” added Amy.