Swimmers at Sylvan Lake, 2011
K3 pigment print, printed by the artist
image 14 inch circle
|Sam Wang was born in China in 1939 and grew up in Hong Kong. He received an MFA in photography from the University of Iowa in 1966 and taught photography and "art with computer" till retirement as Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art in 2006. His book, SAM WANG - Four Decades of Photographic Explorations was published in 2010. He received the Elizabeth Verner/South Carolina Governor's award for his contributions to the arts in South Carolina in 2012.
I am interested in the depth obtainable from the simple act of observation. To satisfy my own curiosities, that has led to designing and making my own cameras as well as using digital equipment in non-conventional ways. The round image is using all the light that came through a lens, and a most direct and inclusive way of seeing.