Yunfei Ren (°1987, China) is a Chinese & Dutch visual artist that works with the photographic medium. His work critically investigates identity and the notion of belonging. Through photography, he present identities as fluid and diverse in the context of citizenship, sexuality, and cultural polarization. Exploring the friction between authenticity and construct is central to his thesis. His work was recently exhibited at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
How does nature heal after a wildfire? Two years after the 2018 Carr Fire in Northern California, I visited the sites of devastation. The three images personify Mother Nature to represent remembrance, protection and rebirth. I draw a poignant parallel between the lack of respect for Mother Nature and the indifference that we humans often have for each other.