This trilogy of photographs is part of a chapter called The Will to Live, the central character being Yong’s grandfather Joseph Yong. The Will to Live is part of a larger project of analogue photography called Performance | Life | Archive.
Jemima Yong, born 1990, is a Sarawakian photographer and performance maker based in Singapore and London. She is interested in developing the role of the photographer in live performance and studying the relationship between live culture and visual literacy. She has exhibited in Singapore, all over the UK and has been published in The Times, The Guardian, Swazi Observer, Straits Times and Sydney Morning Herald. She is also photographer in residence at Exeunt Magazine.