Reflection of Soul: Exhibition of Photographic Works by Yang Yankang
April 15 – May 20 Yishun Art Space, Shenyang
Yang Yankang is one of the most influential documentary photographers in China. For decades, Yang has remained devoted to photography related to religion.
Since 2003, he has trekked through Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan and other places inhabited by Tibetan people, resulting in the special album The
Reflectionofsoul, which showcases the scenery of Tibet, local lifestyles and religious practices.
According to American critic and historian A.D. Coleman, Yang’s Tibetan work has penetrated the upper echelons of global classics and mainstream documentary photography, and any Western critic can confirm its status.
The exhibition features 114 classic black-and-white documentary photographs by Yang Yankang, which were all enlarged and printed manually by the photographer himself.
Yang Yankang, born in 1954, currently resides in Guangdong Province, China. He works as a freelance photographer and a contract photographer for Agence VU, a French photography agency.
A poster for the exhibition “Reflection of Soul.”