In the late fall of 2010, I was invited to participate in an international photo exhibit in Xiang Sha Wan, inner-Mongolia, China along with 10 other American photographers. The theme of the exhibition was "Landscape." We were each asked to provide 20-30 images.
I've been a fan of Chinese poetry for some thirty years, and always thought I'd like to combine images and poetry into some sort of photographic presentation. What an ideal opportunity!
I've included 30 images in this exhibition, each paired with a different poem from the classic masters of Chinese poetry. In some cases, the imagery in the poem is matched with the subject in the photograph. In others, only the mood of the two are related.
Furthermore, the work is grouped into five related themes in the landscape — the air we breathe, the dance of life, water, the season of patience, the seas.