Re­flec­tion of Soul: Exhibition of Pho­to­graphic Works by Yang Yankang

April 15 – May 20 Yishun Art Space, Shenyang

China Pictorial (English) - - Culture -

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.”

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