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Meet Hsuan Chung

Today we’d like to introduce you to Hsuan Chung.

Hsuan Chung is a passionate photographer who started his interest in photography when he was seventeen. During his college years in Taiwan, he taught himself all the skills and techniques of photography and became a professional newspaper journalist before graduation.

He wasn’t satisfied with his works and wanted improvement. That is when he decided to relocate to Atlanta to work on his M.F.A degree in Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design.

During his time working on his degree, he participates in many events and works hard to promote his photography works. With less than a year from graduation, he plans to participate in fundraisers, exhibitions, and other artwork presentation platforms in order to show his works to the public and spread his messages.​​​​​​​

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
During my study in the USA, I found that people love Asian culture but most of them don’t understand the essence of Asian culture. Studying art in the United States never meant for me that I left my culture behind and let it be completely taken over by Western culture. It makes me think that I want to fuse the Asian culture with American landscapes using techniques that I have learned in America. Why would this worked? There are significant differences can be found between the mountains of Asia and the United States, even if one just seen photographs rather than been to there. I was trying to allow the audience to observe the American landscapes from my perspective. Also they are looking at their homeland through an Asian artist instead of being forced to view Asian scenery.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am from Taiwan, and I studying MFA Photography in Savannah College of Art and Design. In SCAD, I got so many different experiences such as Digital small and medium format cameras. Studio and location lighting.

Traditional photographic process including _ black and white film and print processing as well as antiquarian processes cyanotype, van dyke, and salt printing.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
When I was a child, I was always looking forward to Chinese new year. These were my life most important memories. I am thinking this is the favorite Asian holiday. It is the most important holiday of the year.

In January, my family and I always go to my grandmother’s home to celebrate the New Year. We are get together and eat hotpot. After lunch, we go outside to get some firecrackers, my grandmother usually gives red envelopes to my brother and I.

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