ArtsBerry presents a photography exhibition and talks with prestigious Asian photographers based in New York

ArtsBerry hosted a photography exhibit and artist panel discussion at 19 W 26TH ST, New York, NY. The event showed the photographic works of two prestigious Asian artists, Man Zhu and Bingqin Zhang. At the same time, Lianjie Zheng, a well-known Asian artist in the United States, was invited to join the panel discussion.

A total of 12 outstanding works by artists Man Zhu and Bingqin Zhang were presented during this exhibition. About sixty guests attended this event. “Relationship is a body of photographic works through which I explore my subconscious behavior by showing my relationships with the people around me,” said Man Zhu. Bingqin Zhang exhibited her series of works, One Kind of Touch, which explores photographic materials, processes and the relationship between artists. Mr. Lianjie Zheng, one of the representative figures of Chinese contemporary art, praised the photographic works of the two artists. During the Artist Panel, three renowned photographers discussed the opportunities and challenges facing Asian artists in today’s art world.

This event provides a platform for artists to showcase their beautiful works and for the public to enjoy photography fused with Asian arts.

Man Zhu, Fine Art Photographer, Member of the China Women Photographers Association, Fellow and Representative of Excellent Student Work at Savannah College of Art and Design for the School of Photography MFA Degree visual arts. His work has participated in art exhibitions in New York, Savannah, Cincinnati and Minneapolis, and achieved outstanding achievement in some international photography awards, such as IPA 2021, Chromatic Awards 2021 and New York Fine Art Competition.

Bingqin (Zaccheo) Zhang is a Chinese artist based in New York. After completing her graduate studies in fine art photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design, she headed into the fashion photography program at the School of Visual Arts. Bingqin Zhang was a finalist in the 96th Annual Print Center Competition and won the 2021 ICP Honorable Mention Award. His work is included as a case study in the book “Photology: Photographers and Metaphor” by the author Aldo Branti, which has been collected from the libraries of the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales and Trinity College in Dublin.

Zheng Lianjie, born in Beijing, is a Chinese contemporary artist based in the United States, active in performance art, installation, photography, contemporary ink and video art. As one of the representative figures of Chinese contemporary art, Mr. Zheng’s works greatly promoted and influenced the development process of Chinese contemporary art in the 1990s. Mr. Zheng was awarded the “General Medal of Honor” from the Government of Kentucky of the United States and the “United Nations Messenger of Peace Award” from the United Nations. His photographic work, Huge Explosion: Binding the Lost Souls sold for US$30,000 at Sotheby’s First Asian Contemporary Art Auction in New York in 2006, setting a record for the world’s top six Chinese.

Tracey L. Sweeney