Taiwanese photography Jeff Chien-hsing Liao (廖健行) will hold his first solo exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, in which his works will reflect his unique perspective on the energy-charged metropolitan life of New York.
Born in 1977, the Taiwan native traveled to New York at the age of 18 to pursue his passion in photography. Apart from completing formal studies at the School of Visual Arts and the Pratt Institute, Liao also honed in his skills by competing and winning in renowned photography contests, including first prize in the New York Time's "Capture the Times” challenge.
With patience, artistic vision, and cultural finesse, Liao produces hyper-realistic panoramas stitched together from hundreds of frames taken over a long course of hours. The multiple exposures of the same setting throughout the day collect crucial moments across time, a long perspective that he compares to a traditional Chinese scroll painting.
Although it takes weeks of preparation and days of post-shooting editing — it takes up to two weeks to produce each composite panorama — Liao's works have been recognized for their ability to truly capture the kinetic essence of New York.
To bask under the high energy of 40 such photos, visit the Museum of the City of New York for "Assembled Realities: Jeff Chien-hsing Liao's New York,” a four-month ticketed exhibition made possible with the support of the Taipei Cultural Center in New York.
‘Assembled Realities: Jeff Chien-hsing Liao's New York'
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