Black and White Landscapes by Shawn Tang

BNW While colors shape the characters of a landscape, black and white tells a story of the timelessness. Black and white series explores the tie between future and past, and a search of shared stories between them. Time is like a camera — it frames a moment. But unlike cameras, time is not a tool or a second- hand medium in the process of capturing a moment, because it contains the moment. If the colored photographs are seen as second-handed moments, then black and white photographs can be seen as first-handed moments in that the moments has been empowered and are now able to reflect the time back to us. In another words, the medium can be neglected in black and white photography and the photos in this series are now the products of time. 


About the Artist

Shawn Tang is a New-York based photographer whose work focuses on landscape and traveling photography. Traveling almost full time during his childhood earned him the passion for photography, and an ever-growing concern toward the cause-effect relationship between landscape and environmental issues such as air pollution, climate change and so on. 

Shawn has traveled to 47 countries over the past 5 years since he picked up a camera. He was shortlisted 3 years consecutively in the landscape category of International Photography Awards(IPA) and Sony World Photography Award; he had his first solo exhibition in Guangzhou, China in 2016 at the age of 17.

Nature plays such a vital role in his work that none of what he has achieved today as an artist would ever be there without nature. By showing the fragile beauty of mother nature, he hopes that the audience can reflect on their own doings and start doing what they can to preserve this fragile beauty of the Earth so that they can still see it for themselves in the future.


More of Shawn's work can be seen on his Website and on Instagram

PhotographyRyan Berg