1001 Yetis｜2023 Nerhi Yeti Images Collecting
According to legend, the elusive Yeti resides amidst the high mountain snowscapes, resembling a humanoid ape with a coat of pure white fur, possessing a peculiar form and agile movements. Never captured or photographed by humans, this legend has long fueled curiosity and fascination among people. In the Himalayan region, the Yeti is not merely a legend but also a significant symbol of local culture and ecology.
To enable more individuals to understand, explore, and experience the enigmatic world of the Yeti, Nerhi organizes the Yeti Image Collecting annually. It encourages participants to interpret and create this mysterious creature from various perspectives.
The essence of the Yeti legend lies in the freedom it offers for imagination. It serves as a mysterious symbol, representing a creature that exists in the world yet has been forgotten by it. Their presence could manifest at any time, or they might remain forever concealed. They do not belong to the human realm nor the animal kingdom but represent a unique, soulful being that coexists harmoniously with nature, becoming an integral part of the natural world.
Each individual's depiction of the Yeti is unique, illustrating the magic of the Yeti. Even within a theme-based competition, each Yeti image possesses its distinct features and charm. We look forward to participants delving into their innermost inspirations and imaginations, creating and presenting their version of the 1001 'theirs'.
This year's competition was open for submissions from around the world and has recently concluded successfully. The winning works and their respective creators have been announced across Nerhi's various platforms. The product series resulting from our collaborations with the artists are now available on our official website.
6th Nerhi Photography and Short Film Competition｜Re-enter the Neighbourhood
Re-Entering the Neighbourhood
The 'neighbourhood' is fading away. As we spend extended periods indoors, our focus turns inward, towards ourselves, or those we share confined spaces with, whether close or distant. Meanwhile, in this age of information, the 'far away' remains ever-present. However, during this extended introspection and the anguish of caring for distant matters, our 'neighbourhood' vanishes—walking-distance streets, familiar intersections, beloved shops. Yet, it is these 'neighbourhood' elements that weave the fabric of our lives and help construct our understanding of the outside world, constantly reminding us of our place within it. Whether your 'neighbourhood' is a famous landmark or an ordinary residential area, it contributes to our psychological 'stability,' determining the comfort levels of various experiences and providing us with something tangible to grasp amidst today's turbulent uncertainties.
After a prolonged silence in Tibet, we find ourselves confined indoors, struggling to interact with others and nature. We yearn for those 'neighbourhoods,' whether near or far. As it all comes to an end, and we once again breathe the fresh air of Tibet's 'neighbourhood,' how do we reconnect with this 'neighbourhood'? Will these fresh connections redefine us? How can we give back to our 'neighbourhood'? How do we expand our comfort zones, extending the sense of belonging that 'neighbourhood' brings? The first place that rushes to mind, the place you urgently need to reconnect with—is it the winding roads or Barkhor Street? The northern mountains or the southern ones? For these, we are profoundly grateful to our intimate 'neighbourhoods.'
Whether you've developed a connection with Tibet's local culture through 'residence,' kindling a perception of 'neighbourhood,' or arrived in Tibet from a distant land, discovering and perceiving 'neighbourhood' from an observer's perspective, this process of observation and rediscovery of 'neighbourhood' reshapes your relationship with the surrounding world and your attentiveness to life. We need to see Tibet's various forms of 'neighbourhood' anew, rekindling the subtle moments of connection to the local environment, rediscovering the multidimensional links between individuals, individuals, and the world.
Let's re-enter the 'neighbourhood'!"
This year's competition concluded successfully in April 2023. During the course of the event, we also had the privilege of inviting artists Chen Xiaoyi, Chen Chuanduan, and Gui Zi to share their mutual interactions with their surroundings in the context of photographic practice. "Neighbourhood" became a fluid and decentralized concept built upon subjective connections. The outstanding works selected in the competition have been announced on all of Nerhi's platforms.