Muge (Muge Huang Rong 木格)

Muge Huang Rong (aka: Muge, 木格) was born in 1979 in Chongqing, China. He graduated from Sichuan Normal University in 2004 and now lives and works in Chengdu.
Contrary to most peoples first impression, Muges work is not photo-journalistic, but rather autobiographical, and is focused around the main theme of longing and belonging. His most prolific efforts up to now have been two series titled Go Home and Silence, both of which consist of black and white square-formatted photographs of people from the Three Gorges area, along the Yangtze river. Against the background of an area he calls home and that has suffered great changes over time (due to the construction of the biggest hydroelectric river dam in the world), Muges photographs addresses the relationship between a persons sense of home as a place and the concept of space undergoing constant 
He is currently a lecturer at the College of Radio and Film at Chengdu University of Technology.  Mu Ge has held solo exhibitions at Zen Photo Gallery in Tokyo and Anastasia Photo Gallery in New York and has participated in Contemporary Chinese Photography.  Katonah Museum of Art.NEW York (2012).festivals including PhotoOff (2011), France; Savignano Immagini La Fotografia (2010), Italy; Caochangdi PhotoSpring festival (2010), China; Arles Photography Festival (2010), France, and Format International Photography Festival Biennale 2009, UK. In 2011 he was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award in the Netherlands. His photographs have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, EYEMAZING, Le Monde magazine, LIFEMAGAZINE, FOTO 8, and Chinese Photography. Muge's work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Ontario Toronto Canada, Muge In 2011 he was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award in the Netherlands.



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