"The world is always changing. We have to look inside ourselves to find what stays the same, such as loyalty, our shared history and love for each other. In them, the truth of the past lives on."
Kurt Tong (b. 1977, Hong Kong) uses his Chinese heritage as inspiration. Beginning his career as a photojournalist in India, Tong quickly began working on more personal projects. His series include the public parks he played in as a child and the tradition of burning paper versions of personal objects for the dead to take with them into the afterlife. His projects, such as ‘The Queen, The Chairman and I’ have been exhibited over many continents and he has won numerous awards, including the Jerwood Photography Award (2008). Much of Tong's recent work while remaining photographic, has moved towards sculpture and installation. His new series ‘Combing for Ice and Jade’ was exhibited at Recontres d'Arles in 2019.
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