Bay to Breakers Portraits

Mirena Rhee - Bay to Breakers portraits. I run the race and took the photographs - all images are Copyright Mirena Rhee
Mirena Rhee, Bay to Breakers portraits, 2009. Last work with the old Canon camera – I signed up for the 2009 race and ran/walked the 12k course with my 128mm eye.

This series for me is a collective reflection on the human condition. Behind the funny hats and painted faces are the anxieties we face in the 21 century – terrorism, global disaster threats like the Swine flu, freedom to choose partners, freedom to accept other people’s choices, the environmental Health of our Spaceship Earth, globalization, multiculturalism and the extinction of identity.

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Pixar animation studios – art for good

I feel very fortunate to be part of the great northern California adventure of digital art and film. I had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the most talented people in the digital art industry, the movers and shakers of the contemporary digital art world. Recently I have been thinking more and more of the opportunity we have as artists to influence the visual advancements for the greater good and for social change in the world. I believe change happens one person and one good and one single minded intent at a time. My friend Maria Lee invited me and a few friends from the film and game industry to donate art pieces to a great cause – I was really glad to see my friends rally around and make a difference. Thanks to Maria Lee and all my friends and of course John  Lasseter & Pixar who generously organized and hosted the event.

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