La trasformazione del paesaggio fotografato da Sze Tsung Leong
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Sze Tsung Leong, fotografo americano nato a Mexico City 1970, vive e lavora a New York.
La sua fotografia riguarda le città che si trasformano e si confrontano velocemente tra il passato e il presente . Le immagini vengono contrapposte e sovrapposte dando luogo ad una nuova percezione geografica e temporale che fa uso della medesima prospettiva centrata sui pattern per ricollegare la storia del paesaggio contemporaneo. Nella serie orizzonti (2002) quattro panorami in sequenza: Huilongguan, Beijing, Stonehenge, Omaha ,Three Gorges Dam .
La serie "cities" è documentata in questo blog:BLDGBLOG: The built environment del 7 gennaio 2006 .
Sze Tsung Leong
The photographs in History Images are of histories, in the form of cities in China, either being destroyed or created at this juncture in time. They are of past histories, in the form of traditional buildings and neighborhoods, urban fabrics, and natural landscapes, in the process of being erased. They are of the absence of histories, in the form of construction sites, built upon an erasure of the past so complete that one would never know a past had ever existed. And they are of the anticipation of future histories, yet to unfold, in the form of newly built cities.
These photographs are of histories recorded in urban form, all simultaneously occurring, all in the midst of change. They are records of cities in time, in the process of perishing, disappearing, or starting a new: a Ming and Qing Dynasty neighborhood of traditional courtyard houses in Beijing being demolished to make way for luxury housing; a city razed as a result of the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, now the largest dam in the world; a new city built to accommodate the relocation of populations whose former cities will be flooded by the Yangtze River; a traditional district in Chongqing waiting to be destroyed, surrounded by new construction; anonymous construction sites marking the empty moment between the erasure of the past and the arrival of the future. These photographs are of cities caught in the tenuous period after the end of one history and at the beginning of another history.