1960 born in hong kong.
he came to international attention with his “redwhiteblue” series,
which he presented at the 51st venice biennale in 2005 representing hong kong.
he was awarded the hong kong contemporary art awards 2012 and
the hong kong arts development awards 2011 – award for best artist (visual arts) in 2012.
his “lanwei” series was collected by M+ museum, hong kong in 2013.
time will tell : 80/20 enlightenment. forty years / 時間的見證：80/20 明心見性。四十年
among the street photos collection that i have taken over the past 40 years, i have chosen around 10,000 photos to share with you. these photos focus on the process of constancy and continuance, instead of results. (the taiwanese buddhist master, master sheng-yen granted me the buddhist name of chang-chi “constancy always”)
or, from another perspective, if there had not been the people, emotions and events that i personally witnessed constantly unfolding, galvanizing, brewing in the background, there would not have been the concepts and ideas in the photography series that appeared later.
i have chosen “enlightenment” as the title for this twenty-volume series. of course, it is nothing compared to the enlightenment, nirvana and the ultimate truth expounded in buddhist teachings. nevertheless, after 40 years of photo-taking on what i like, what i care about; on things that i am curious about, things that moved me, this conversation i have with myself can be the fundamental level in “understanding myself”, “seeing myself”.