MIN NOMCHONG - 'Unity'
'Unity' – Edition of 10
- 84.98 x 118 cm
- Archival inkjet pigment print
- Ready to frame
NOTE: If you would like the mounted version on 5mm gator board (as displayed in the Agender exhibition) please email us at email@example.com to enquire separately. The mounted version must be picked up in person locally in Sydney from Sun Studios (42 Maddox St, Alexandria).
About the artwork
(shot on 35mm)
The natural world, in all its forms and energies, in all its beautiful states and shapes. United we rise.
I chose this image for Agender as I believe in the statement that, United we rise.
It’s a beautiful thing to see women coming together in unity to take on challenges we face throughout our lives.
For so many years there have been womens circles, a safe and sacred space for women to use their voices, be heard and be seen. Women throughout history have gathered in circles to empower each other and share wisdom.
This image is that representation for me.
Agender is the modern day version.
About the artist
Australia based fashion and lifestyle photographer.
Ming Nomchong loves the energy of a beautiful place, and she knows how to capture it. Raised on the east coast of Australia with a camera in one hand and a surfboard in the other, Ming has built an international reputation with her authentic sun ’n' salt fashion and lifestyle images.
With her rare combination of edge, adventure, and style, Ming is bringing something fresh to fashion photography. And clients as diverse as Cotton On, Spell & The Gypsy Collective, and Queensland Tourism count on Ming’s easygoing energy and knack for capturing those “in-between” moments to bring their brands to life.
Ming graduated with a degree in Fine Arts with a major in Photo-media from COFA UNSW in 2004 and continued the following 3 years as a Photoassistant in Sydney before moving to Byron Bay to start shooting for her own clients.
IWD 2019 is about #balanceforbetter. What does this mean to you as a female photographer?
#balanceforbetter takes on probably 2 main thought ideas for myself as a female photographer. Life work balance, this is always a tricky thing to balance, as when you love what you do, you want to do it all the time. Learning to balance work and life is a constant journey but one that brings great joy as you need to experience life if you want to be able to capture it well. The other thought that resonates with me is the balance of gender equality within our industry. As a woman in a working industry, I am acutely aware of what's going on around me in relation to equal pay, equal jobs and a subtle undertone of inequality that unfortunately still exists in so many industries today.
But #balanceforbetter means a unitedness between my fellow female colleagues, and a knowing that we will all reach for balance together.
What does this mean to you as a human?
Finding the beautiful balance of harmony throughout the world again. Balancing out what we've destroyed in the past.