Photo exhibition curated by Marco Pinna from June 6 to 28, 2014
at the ISA (Istituto Superiore Antincendi) – Via del Commercio, 13 – 00154 Rome (Italy)
From Monday to Saturday, from 4.30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Sunday closed)
More info : www.fotoleggendo.it
“Photography should be a recording of instinct. I never intend to transfer anything to anyone through photography, nor to change the world, the society by it etc. It’s like a picture that you took of your lover. You took it without making any embellishment, but you hang it on the wall that faces straight to the door anyway. Cause that’s the best picture. Other professional perfect pictures could never be filled with affection like that.” (Ren Hang)
Born in 1987 in Changchun (Jilin Province, China), Ren Hang is a photographer and poet based in Beijing. He studied marketing, but soon discovered it was not for him, so he started “to do things he liked” which included writing poems and taking pictures. Self-taught photographer, he uses a compact film camera to photograph his friends, or people who contact him online.
In China Ren Hang’s exhibits have been closed or censored in many occasions; his prints have been confiscated by authorities or vandalized and he has been arrested in China for the supposed obscenity of his artwork. In his country Ren Hang prefers not to be considered an artist, he just shoots photos. «In this environment the term ‘artist’ is negative, not positive», he said.