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Sze Tsung Leong: Horizons

by Jonah Samson
on 09 April 2008
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Over the past seven years, Sze Tsung Leong has produced a series of photographs called "Horizons," which provide an expansive view of different environments from across the globe. On view at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York through 17 May 2008, "Horizons" consists of over sixty works each measuring 14x 24 inches.

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Born in Mexico City in 1970, Sze Tsung Leong spent his childhood between Mexico, Britain, and the United States and this conglomerate of cultures is evident in his photographs. Regardless of their geography (including Mexico City, Cairo, Tokyo, or Inner Mongolia), Leong manages to connect rivers, cityscapes and industrial zones into a consistently beautiful accumulation of textures and colors.

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Like Bernt and Hilla Becher’s famous photographs of water towers, Sze Tsung Leong unites his photographs by maintaining the same position of the horizon from one image to the next. Viewed in a continuous line, the images suggest an unfurled panoramic of the globe, connecting seemingly unrelated worlds. Images can be rearranged to form different landscapes and visual sequences meant to reflect the perpetually transforming relationships between regions, cultures and nations. More images after the jump.

"Horizons" - 3 April through 17 May 2008
Yossi Milo Gallery
525 West 25th Street
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