Moon Phase: The Moments Between Wax and Wane

August 3 - August 26, 2022

Lingxue Hao

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"Moon Phase: The Moments Between Wax and Wane is an interpretation of depression through the art of photography. My photographs explore my own experiences with this invisible disease. They represent the torment and pain that I navigate with major depression. They also record my constant struggle with mental health. This body of work acts as a visual diary about a depressive patient that I created as a photographer. The process of photographing and editing this project is also the process by which I find a productive way to communicate with the outside world. The purpose of my work is to help those who may be indirectly impacted by depression to understand mental illness more comprehensively and establish an accurate portrayal of this very real concern. We live in a society where people still hold prejudices against those with mental health issues and misunderstand them. My photos serve as an invitation to viewers to raise awareness and support for the people around them who struggle with this widespread issue."

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Take a Rest, 16x24 inch, 35mm Color Negative, $300

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Fly, 30x45 inch, Digital Capture, $450

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Escapism, 16x24 inch, 35mm Color Negative, $300

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Take a Rest, 16x24 inch, Digital Capture, $300

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Tortoise, 30x45 inch, 35mm Color Negative, $450

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Family Meal, 16x24 inch, 35mm Color Negative, $300

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Holding an Egg, 5x7.5 inch, Digital Capture, $120

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Fire, 5x7.5 inch, 35mm Color Negative, $120

Moon Phase: The Moments Between Wax and Wane

About
Lingxue Hao

Lingxue (Luna) Hao is a photographer from China who is now based in LA.

After working as a food photographer for two years, she turned her focus to telling stories through the camera. She is particularly interested in finding beauty from the ordinary and mundane and creating a virtual diary based on everyday love, loss, and reflection. She prefers photographic books to display her work; she is very experienced in making handmade books.

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