Ren Hang╱NEW LOVE╱ imperfect last copy
Photography by Ren Hang
Image Editing by Ren Hang, Huang Jiaqi
Design by Alex Lin, Studio Lin
Printing by Thomas Bossuyt, die Keure, Belgium
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Hang’s work in NEW LOVE includes casual snap shots taken of friends in parks, cafés, streets, and apartments in Brooklyn and Manhattan, smartly blended with the striking nude photos he is becoming increasingly renowned for. Hang is highly censored by the authorities in China, and the opportunity to work in New York City brought a more relaxed and playful energy to his photographs, and gave his abundant creativity new avenues of expression. As a result, both the diaristic pictures and the stylized nudes in NEW LOVEare imbued with an undeniable sense of discovery and joy, and thrillingly document one of contemporary photography’s most exciting young artists taking bold advantage of the new and unfamiliar.