by Ram Kalyan 'Kelly' on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at 3:11pm
Unity Arts Hub - See pictures of the Chinese Seen art exhibition being launched tomorrow 4th February at 2pm
The exhibition is presented by local photographer George Ping to coincide with the festival of the Chinese New Year (16th Feb).
The photographs show various aspects of the Chinese community. They were taken in London and the South Coast and span a period from the early 1980s through to the present day.
The images are presented on laminate board, picture frames and TV screen slide show.
George hopes this exhibition will be a starting point for further documentation which he hopes will encourage more awareness and interest in the Chinese community.
About the artist.
GEORGE PING was born in Southampton in 1961 to parents from Guang Zhou province, South China. His interest in photography began from a very young age and developed into adulthood. With a strong desire to document the many faces of the local Chinese community, his work depicts the changing generation of the Chinese in the UK.
For many years George worked in the family business: a Chinese takeaway in Hythe. However, due to this health, his career at the takeaway ended which allowed him more time to focus on his photography. As a result, his works have been presented in various magazines including English-Chinese bilingual “SIYU”, Local Listings “Due South” and PENTAX.
He has held multiple exhibitions around Southampton and hopes to take his collection further afield.