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Linda (Ziming) Gao

Photography & Imaging
2022 Fall
Graduation with Honors


Hello, I'm Linda Ziming Gao.

Growing up in Shenzhen and Palm Springs, I am a blend of eastern and western cultures.

Through music, I found my way to photography, as both mediums can be an escape to and from emotion. I’m obsessed with capturing a moment, illuminating an issue and connecting philosophical and artistic voices.

I value interaction, communication, advocacy and identity. Through portraiture, I am able to tell a story about someone and the life they lead, in a single image. I want my photography to create an emotional bond, to express the deeper connection we have to each other.