"Dear Hometown,” an exhibition featuringcontemporary photography from the collections of Art Bank Taiwan, will be held at the Farglory Museum in New Taipei City from Feb. 19 through May 8.
The exhibition will showcase images of cities and towns in Taiwan recorded through the lens of eight promising photographers, including Isa Ho (何孟娟), Wu Cheng-chang (吳政璋), Shen Chao-liang (沈昭良), Lin Yu-ting (林玉婷), Yuan Goang-ming (袁廣鳴), Chen Po-i (陳柏義), Liu Yun-yi (劉芸怡), and Lai Pei-yu (賴珮瑜).
Starting with the exhibition theme of hometowns, the photographers explored the rich relations between architecture and humans, composing unique pictures that allow visitors to see the cultural and historic significance of cities and towns from their perspectives.
Yuan, for example, presents the Ximen District in Taipei with digitally altered photography while Ho shows the image of a city through an upward angle.
Shen recorded the folk culture of Taiwan through his photographs of traditional performance stages; Wu, on the other hand, expresses his homeland concerns by blending himself in the photographs taken in Taiwan.
Lin created miniature "cake houses” to express the feelings of warmth and happiness associated with homes; whereas Chen recorded the changing environment and traces of human settlement by taking photographs of old villages and ruins.
Lai produced a new kind of urban imagery by using dots and lines to replace the light spots in the photographs while Liu captured old buildings to record the urban decay.
An opening ceremony will be held on Feb. 23 to welcome visitors to explore Taiwanese cities through unique photographic images.
'Dear Hometown: Taiwan Contemporary Photography Exhibition'