Ken Shung

USA
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Ken is an award-wining artist who lives in NYC where he trained as a portrait photographer and worked as assistant to Annie Leibovitz on Rolling Stone. He is a professor at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and continues to shoot for advertising and editorial clients including Vanity Fair, Conde Nast, The New York Times Magazine, Time-Life, GQ, Fortune, Wacoal Lingerie, Donna Karan, Unilever and Chanel.
“I think of my landscapes as a puzzle within a series of decisive moments where truth and fiction are not as important as beauty. In this new series of work, I explore the idea of finding that connection in the landscape image. I think of this approach as the ‘staged document’. My intention is not to report or tell a story. Instead I use people in the landscape to illustrate the content, concept, idea and form. My ideas are in search of gesture and details within the composition. These conceptual landscapes can be both found and staged situations.”
Ken is internationally published and the co-author of a book on adoption (Be my Baby) as well as having his photogra- phy displayed in many galleries in the the USA.
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