Jung-Te Hwang Photography Solo Exhibition
May 17 - June 30, 2017
Jung-Te Hwang’s latest exhibition, “Kenya’s Awe-Inspiring Safari Migration”, portrays the journey of wildlife traversing the unforgiving African wilderness as they struggle to survive under the harsh regime of the rules of natural selection. Through Mr. Hwang’s lens, we are treated to a visual feast portraying moments both perilous and touching – each more breathtaking than the last – while evoking feelings ranging from astonishing surprise to deep affection.
The exhibit features one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world – Kenya’s annual wildlife migration season. Vast plains grassland spans the horizon, serving as the habitat for various animal species. Located at the equator, Kenya’s tropical savanna climate undergoes distinct wet and dry seasons. In order to survive through the dry season, a large-scale migration occurs as the local wildlife forages in search of sufficient food and water.
Host to this sensational natural phenomenon, the Serengeti National Park and the adjacent Maasai Mara National Preserve attract over a million wildebeests and tens of thousands of zebras and gazelles during the migration period. From July to September, tourists flock to the area in hopes of catching an exciting glimpse of nature taking its course - a chance ti witness animals battling for mating rights and territory, or to experience the thrill of adrenaline as the animals fearlessly cross crocodile infested waters. through the various trails and tribulations during this ling life or death journey, we are able to fully appreciate the bravery and intelligence of the safari's wildlife.