© Rona Chang 2014

Around the Globe

In my ongoing project, Moving Forward, Standing Still, each photograph depicts an arrangement of figures in the landscape, interacting as if for a marked occasion. These encounters capture the moment when a set of characters, a network of relationships, and the web of connections seem suspended in space. As a photographer, I have become the audience to which these dynamic moments are revealed. Though the photographs are not staged or directed, I think of these images as dramatizations or character(s) on a set. These scenes fill the frame, revealing a glimpse of the activities in which people are engaged. Some images contain humor in the everyday. Taken around the globe, each contains a bit of cultural revelation, common and uncommon. These scenes are reminders to pause and reflect on the moments that often escape notice within our fast-paced world.






















The images are printed 24x20" as digital chromogenic prints. This is an ongoing series.

 
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The Water Palace, Bali, Indonesia.
 
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The Collector, Puno, Peru.
 
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The Troll, Bergen, Norway.
 
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The Audience, Lensvik, Norway.
 
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The Play, Lensvik, Norway.
 
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Stuck, Huacachina Oasis, Peru.
 
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Choclo Vendor, Puno, Peru.
 
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Holding Their Breaths, Hierve el Agua, Mexico.
 
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Funeral Procession, Oaxaca, Mexico.
 
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Sunday Afternoon, Huacachina Oasis, Peru.
 
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Oil Spill, San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
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Morning Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
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Bridge Patrol, San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
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Wandering, Taxco, Mexico.
 
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The Reds, Oaxaca, Mexico.
 
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Window Washing, Trujillo, Peru.
 
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The Bathers, Trondheim, Norway.
 
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The Leopard Lady, Trondheim, Norway.
 
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The Swimmer, Pompano Beach, Florida, USA.
 
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The Players, Miami, Florida, USA.
 
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The Polar Plunge, Harmony, PA.
 
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The Waterfall, Beaver Falls, PA.
 
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The Bunker, Beaver Falls, PA.