Jin-me Yoon's Souvenirs of the Self photo series are self-portraits of the artist, where she places herself within photographs that simultaneously capture well-known tourist hot spots. Inserting herself into these landscapes reminds us of the touristic desire to "conquer" a territory by explicitly revealing that one has been there. Yoon's direct gaze into the camera, with a deadpan expression, subtly undermines the common postcard expression "wish you were here."
Jin-me Yoon was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1960. She is a photo-based artist who currently lives and works in Vancouver.
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