Tseng Kwong Chi (born 1950, Hong Kong; died 1990, New York) created a prolific photographic oeuvre in 1978-1989 that spans many artistic traditions: conceptual, pop self-portraits and collaborative projects with key artists from 1980’s downtown. He is most renowned for East Meets West, a ten-year long conceptual series of black and white self-portraits, wearing a Chinese uniform posing with famous monuments and in grand nature all over the world. He also captured many striking images of downtown artists and their art. His well-known pictures of Haring’s subway drawings in the 1980’s created essential documentation of these fleeting works, enabling them to live on for generations. The estate archive is managed by Muna Tseng Dance Projects.

 

Featured Image Photo Credit: Estate of Tseng Kwong Chi