Sam Wang


* New video *

Sam Wang: Entripetal Persistence, produced by John Rash of the University of Mississippi Southern Documentary Project, was shown in conjunction with an exhibition of 35 prints at the  Art Museum of the University of Memphis, October 17, 2021 to 11/29/2021.



* New books *

PHOTOGRAPHY AND EXPRESSION was published by Zhejiang Photographic Publishing Co., Hangzhou, CHINA, Jan. 2015. Co-authored by Zhong Jianming, Ying Aiping, and Sam Wang.

ISBN: 978-7-5514-0797-7

HANDCRAFTED: The Art and Practice of the Handmade Print 经典手工影像 has just been published by Zhejiang Photographic Publishing Co., Hangzhou, CHINA

Co-authored by Christina Z. Anderson, Sandy King, Zhong Jianming and Sam Wang, the Chinese language only book includes in addition to handcrafted works by the authors, works from Dick Arentz, Jill Enfield, Christopher James, Dan Estabrook, Douglas Collins, Byron Brauchli, Keith Taylor, Jill Skupin-Burkholder, John Craig, Brittany Nelson, Jace Becker, Michael Flecky, Rafael Galván, Amy Holmes-George, Philip Schwartz, Teresa Van Hatten-Granath, Clay Harmon, Eliska Mörsel Greenspoon, Mark Nelson, S. Gayle Stevens, Loris Medici, Ron Reeder, Ellie Young, Cynthia Huber, Harlan Chapman, Monty McCutchen, Kayla Bedey, Shelby Koth, Danielle Mullens, and Jordyn Wohler. ISBN 978-7-5514-0707-6
Available in China only at Xinhua Book Stores, as well as from (



Sam Wang receives the 2012 Verner Award:



VIEW CAMERA magazine, November-December 2011 issue:

SAM WANG portfolio, text by Sandy King



SAM WANG / four decades of photographic explorations

Photographs, including round images from handmade cameras, a variety of alternative printing processes as well as images produced with zoneplate, pinhole, and altered lenses. The 180 page hard cover book was published in China and received the 2010 Silver Award for the Best Art Book among 2000 entries. Preface written by David Vestal with articles by Chinese critic Bao Kun and renowned educator Zhong Jianming.

"This monograph is a substantial, beautifully printed 40-year retrospective of Wang’s photographs, a must-buy if alternative processes, the nude, and/or the landscape are of interest. Over half of the 140+ images are Wang’s hallmark subject matter and style, the figure in landscape in circular frame format. The other half of the photographs are mostly landscapes sans figure, equally appealing, where unremarkable scenes are made remarkable by the photographer, the lens and the circle. Figure and ground become an integrated whole in both quiet and assertive ways, and hint to the possibility of living harmoniously with nature. The sequencing of the images provides a thoughtful and rich visual experience. The book is a wonderful culmination of the life’s work of an artist who is still, after 40+ years in the field, excited about photography." —Christina Z. Anderson, © 2011, all rights reserved

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