Purposeful Photography in the Modern World: “A Channel for Self-Expression”
Photography has become
a forgotten art with the
technological advances of
current society. Between smart
phones and tablets, photographs
can easily be taken anywhere
no longer has the expressive
twist it used to have.
Xiaopeng is proof that all of this
isn’t the case.
Self-Expression and Unpredictability:
“I love the magic that comes from
the combinations of my image and
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Xiaopeng was gifted a camera at a
young age from his father who was a fan
of the art. His hope for him to “document
his college career.
“Photography was the best way to
says. “It provided me with a channel for
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chose photography as my major because I
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photography instead of leaving my camera
Bringing Historical Process Back to
a Technological World
TIMESLEDGER | QNS.14 COM | SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2020
It took Xiaopeng a while to
know the form of photography
he wanted to focus on. By
it became clear he had an eye for
day technology can’t even come
close to revealing.
“My latest project, PETRICHOR,
discusses my present feelings
of unclear memories which are
completed through the Bromoil
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Both projects are in the enriching
photos process as I look for a more
suitable way to print them. I prefer
the polymer photogravure, which can
work with ink and paper for a balance
For many, the thought of falling back
expression, but through a process many
Jennifer Aline Graham
cannot imagine the detailed, intricate
Xiaopeng continues to “explore
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knowledge. His art is sure to skyrocket
Good people who live in
The Bronx and Queens...
I live in CA but my roots are in the Bronx.
My maternal grandparents lived there in the fi rst half
of the twentieth century. My mother was born there
in 1905 and lived there till 1925 when she married
my dad. She and my Immigrant grandparents were
protected by the wonderful cops of the Bronx. One
of those cops might have been John Cummings dad.
That’s why, from close to three thousand miles away,
I’m hoping you vote for John Cummings who, if elected,
will make sure that everyone in the fourteenth district
can lead peaceful, productive, pleasurable lives...no
riots, no fi res, no looting...just friendly police protection
day and night.
God bless you all,