Hwang Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, Queens, New York.
Myanmar is an ancient Buddhist country in Southeast Asia. It has beautiful scenery, friendly people, thousands of unique temples and pagodas, and rich culture, making Myanmar one of the favorite destinations for travel photographers.
Bagan, a small town in central Myanmar, is famous for its vast collection of Buddhist architecture and rich Buddhist culture. In the heyday of history, there were more than 10,000 large and small temples and pagodas. There are still more than 2,000 temples exist nowadays, it is the most densely populated city in the world. Burmese pagoda is mainly made of bricks and has a bell-shaped structure. Because of the gold mines and gems produced in Myanmar, believers are offering gold foil and gems to decorate the Buddha statues and temples. When the sun rises, the red sun shines on the golden temples and pagodas. The earth is covered with yellow and golden color, together with the hot air balloon flying slowly above the pagoda, forming a bright and fantastic landscape in Bagan.
Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar, meaning “the city of treasures”. It is the capital of Myanmar's last dynasty and is listed as a UN World Heritage Site. Over the past 20 years, with the influx of Chinese immigrants, Mandalay’s economic structure has been reshaped. The little monks on the streets, the flower-vendor girls who wear the tanaka powder, and the lively market show the prosperity of this new and old city.
Inle Lake is a 875-meter-high tranquil lake and surrounded by mountains. A row of houses, temples and markets on the banks of the lake were built. The one-footed boat-rolling and the special fishing method are unique views of Inle Lake.
【Myanmar Impression】 The joint exhibition is a mark on this rising ancient country by four photographers-- Jung-Te Hwang, Amy Chiu, Yeh Wuu Chang, Mu Lung Lee.
The photographers visited Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon and other Myanmar's most representative ancient cities and natural landscapes, and recorded the local culture with their cameras. Through the photographer's lens, it not only leads the viewer to the ancient mysterious side of Myanmar, but also has a closer understanding of the life of the Burmese people.