Honesty simpl Natural
-----Read documentary photography from Mr.Wang Qingxiang’s <The waste rock mountain>
Mr Wang Qingxiang,a typical documentary photographer within my familiar photographer friend.
Whether <Majie opera assemble>、<The waste rock mountain> or <The Central Plains of nostalgia>、<Family Troupe> Feature photography,the realistic style is obvious. These works or vigorous, or rough, or natural philosophy,gathered all of Wang Qingxiang’s blood and sweat of respect history, respect fact, observing the ordinary people living,beating a photographer’s sincere utter innocence.
It was in 1984 when I first met Mr Wang,and knew some works of his.20 years past,his character to be a person and the way of take photo are still the same, enthusiasm、honesty, highly responsible and caring.He is an honest man,I was deeply touched by his <The waste rock mountain> sery,especially at the Wuyishan International Photo Week, 2004, exhibiting of <The waste rock mountain> aroused great repercussions and subjected to peer attention.Now,I am really happy for him to hear the news of reprint it.
Darwin once said: In the civilized people ,beauty is associated with many complex ideas.
Photography is the art of discovery. the art of choosing. The “complex ideas” Wihich control Wang Qingxiang to discover、to choose, contained up to one point is the concern and thought of the bottom of society and the vulnerable groups.For this is What impressed me most, and the most valuable part.
Mr Wang is good at documentary photography, emphasis on the moment of typical、artistry and people’s Characters of emotion And the surrounding environment of the characters.Such as a picture from this sery“ Before dawn, for eager to pick coal people have already came to gangue mountain”,Mr Wang make the picker with the other person lay down the ground because too tired(for he had worked whole night picking coal) cleverly combined into one picture, with virtual and real, portraited a picker’s diligence and hard.Another picture tell a stroy that children help their parients experience labor in holidays,the picture presents strong rhythm composition,so that the children's body language like the beating notes on the staff.
Ahother scene he shoted: a group people jump onto the coal pile regardless of danger to scramble for coal like the tigers down the mountain with the wind. These vivid works, not only showed the photography’s art individuality,but also showed his social and historical responsibility.
In the large number of Mr Wang’s works,the moving point is he can integrate into the object being photographed., Close the distance between the lens and the object, delicate expression, sincere feelings, vivid images, cordial, and strong infection.As to <Majie opera assemble> feature photography, the reason why he won the gold medal of “Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Photography ontest 2011”,just because his loving life, understanding life, understanding the MaJieShuHui history and current situation.Because of his judgment and thought of human nature、 human survival style and the way of human existence, and finally make MaJieShuHui collect into a book which had over the past thousand years, left the history a fully and delightfully folklore pictures.
Qingxiang also has two commendable in the art of photography: one is to emphasize the contrast, contrast of light and shade, virtual and real ……the second is the strong rhythm, this is probably due to his early obsession with music.
Look through Mr.Wang’s large number of photography works,he can continuously sure and unsure himself,enrich himself,make his pictures became pieces of good works ,with depth, personality character.
Great sound is hard to hear.The strongest sound or the perfectest sound can not be heard.
<The waste rock mountain>’s sort out and reptint,showed Mr. Wang is making more efforts to the pursuit of the essence of art photography.I sincerely hope Mr. Wang Qingxiang can make the sincere, simple, natural -- highest quality style principle runs through it all, cautious、solitude, constantly seeking and surpass in the road of art photography.
28th Auguest 2012,Beijing
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