Hong Kong’s socially conscious photography isn’t considered “as charming” as Chinese photography in the market. Yet, that is also the reason why it is so uniquely crucial to the Chinese-speaking community.
Son of an exiled Chinese nationalist, Tseng Kwong Chi was a Hong Kong born photographer active in the New York Art Scene in the 1970s and 80s.
Zhu Lanqing is one of the youngest photographers ever to win the prestigious Three Shadows Photography Award in China. Her win was not without controversy.
In ‘They’, Zhang showed secular Chongqing citizens at a moment of euphoric leisure. In ‘Coastline’, he travelled 18.000 kilometres along the Chinese coastline to photograph the surreal landscapes he encountered.
A surge of young contemporary photographers have been creating work centered around analogue photographic process and alternative photography.
Ownership heightens the sense of exclusion and the psychological need to distinguish between ‘us’ and ‘others’. Villagers began devising inventive ways to denote their territories.
(PHOTO)graphy re-examines photography as an expressive medium and photographs as surrealistic objects.