The Morning News offers this interview with photographer Sze Tsung Leong, in which he characterizes his work in the following way:
“I look for high vantage points that will provide a tremendous and dense amount of visual information and where one can get an understanding of a city, similar to the way we can get an idea of how a city is laid out through a map, but with the added elements of space, light, form, color.”
(From The Morning News): In Sze Tsung Leong’s “Horizons,” the world appears flat, resting on a line. For his new series, “Cities,” opening this week at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York (Feb. 17 to April 2, 2011), Leong creates incredibly dense portraits from high vantage points that bind the world’s cities to his perspective—embracing and very open, though from a distance.
Sze Tsung Leong was born in Mexico City in 1970, spent his childhood in Mexico, Britain, and the United States, and is currently based in New York. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Deutsche Börse Art Collection, and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others. In 2006, his book History Images was published by Steidl, who will also publish his next book Horizons in the fall of 2011.