Wang Chuan

Born 1967 in Beijing, Wang Chuan is the director of the photography department at the Central Academy of fine arts (Beijing). His black and white “Awakening series” demonstrates cosmopolitan men surrounded by lotus flowers illustrating Wang’s conflict with the rapid change of China’s urban landscape. His recent works are photographic montages illustrating the desires of China’s emerging middle class, set against the destructive element of modernization and loss of nature. Wang approaches photography like a painting, unlike Cartier Bresson’s decisive instant; Wang’s photography is the result of contemplation on the composition that in the end creates a unique universe.