Tugo is behind the award-winning series “Coastal Geometries” that captures the abstract patterns of the aquaculture activities of Fujian province in the southeast coast of China. Bamboo rods are erected for multiple purposes such as growing shellfish, hanging fishing nets and drying seaweed. Tugo Cheng follows the fishermen's movement and expresses it in rhythmic landscapes reminding us of ink paintings. This series aims to arouse public's awareness for the conservation of traditional fishing culture in China. Some of these extraordinary scenes are disappearing due to the rapid infrastructural development and land reclamation in the region. Some images as seen in the 'Coastal Geometries series', can be found in the book “Discovering China” together with other gorgeous China landscapes.
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More information about the artist:
Tugo Cheng is a Hong Kong based architect and fine art photographer. He won multiple international awards including the National Geographic Photo Contest, Sony World Photography Awards and International Photographer of the Year. Because of his architectural background he pays special attention to the order and rhythm of landscapes and the visual impacts of photography. With intent to raise awareness of conservation, he focuses on the unique yet volatile cultural and natural landscapes of China in the past decade as bundled in the book “Discovering China”.
His work has been exhibited in Hong Kong and Europe and was featured extensively by local and international press. To help children living in poverty in China, he donated selected pictures to charity auctions.
Apart from teaching architecture in university, he has conducted public lectures and workshops in photography and was invited as a judge for various photo contests. He received his education in Hong Kong, Beijing and Cambridge.