Dan Chau, Kim Can Hoang, Thomas Lang, Joe Lee, Christopher Lien, Chi Luong, Haige Ma, Minh Le Ta, Paul Nguyen Thai, Helen Weng, Dorothy Wong, William Wu, Jian Zhang Xu
The Houston Chinese Photographic Society presents Native Land, a body of work exploring the different landscapes across the expansive nation of China. HCPS members are recent immigrants from China or 1st generation Americans of Chinese descent. The photographs in this exhibition were taken on a ´return to home,´ capturing both familiar and foreign lands anew.
Ranging from the mysterious sculptural structures atop Shan-Chin Mountain in the Jiangxi province of southern China to the pastoral beauty that spreads across the Bayanbulak Grasslands of the sparsely populated Xingjiang province in northwestern China, these photographs embody the peaceful and idyllic parts of the country that still remain, outside of China´s large cities that hold root to its status as an international economic powerhouse.