To me, The great Qinling in China is more than a mountain range, it’s the embodiment of a father. In fact, The great qinling is referred to as ‘father mountain’. When I was a child I looked at the boundless mountains and asked the elders to explain where they began and ended, but there was never an answer.
My father died when I was five, but I remember him taking me to the great Qinling on his bicycle to visit relatives and friends. Images of this constantly flash in my heart. After he died 30 years later , I became a father too, and at the same age of him,I began to photograph the the great Qinling, eventually spending five years walking the length of the range. During my journey, I gradually picked up the childhood memories that had dissipated. While wandering, I collected moments of beauty: a flower, a blade of grass, a person, an object, a patch of light, a corner, an instant.
Wang pan, 43, is an independent photographer in China. He once served as the photography director of Caixin media and China Weekly. He has won 2021 Tokyo International Photography Award, 2021 barturphotoaward, 2020 Zeiss Photography Award, 2021-2020 Paris PX3 Photography Award, China National Art Foundation, Sony young photographer award, special jury award of Taipei International Photography Festival, second prize of China part of National Geographic Photography competition, 2018 Ruan Yizhong photography Culture Award, 2018 IPA award and 2017 three Shadow Photography Award.
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