May 2018

鄧南光 Teng NanKuang: Beauty on a Summer Day
June 9 – July 15 2018
Each Modern 亞紀畫廊

Opening Reception: June 9 (Sat.) | 3PM

Each Modern 亞紀畫廊非常榮幸將於 2018 年 6 月 9 日起展出知名台灣前輩攝影家—鄧南光先生 (Teng NanKuang, a.k.a. Deng NanGuang)的 vintage 原作「Beauty on a Summer Day」,此為家屬—鄧南光長子鄧世光先生所藏,題目取自鄧南光親手寫下的照片題名。這次的展覽包括兩部分:鄧南光於1950年代末期使用迷你相機製作的原作,以及由鄧南光親手沖洗珍的貴早期銀鹽作品。而無論迷你相機作品,或鮮見的早期銀鹽作品,都能讓觀者深刻體會英文裡 a hidden gem 的耀眼珍貴—尤其它們這次的重見天日,幾乎已是一甲子後。Each Modern 亞紀畫廊盼藉由此展與攝影集,展現關於鄧南光這位重要的台灣前輩攝影家更多藝術史研究與定位的面向,同時提供更多台灣50、 60年代歷史的史料—包括攝影史與社會史。


Each Modern is pleased to present the exhibition of legendary Taiwan photographer Teng NanKuang (鄧南光 a.k.a Deng NanGuang, 1907 -1971). With the full support of the artist family, the last group of vintages from the Estate will be shown to the public for the first time. The works by Minox IIIS, the spy camera Teng frequently used in the 50’s and 60’s, were printed both 11×14 print and a tiny contact print, mounted on a paper and chronicled its technical information on verso. The other group of prints are rare large gelatin silver photographs finished in intense poetic quality. Alongside these works we discover tranquil still-lifes and landscapes one had never seen in Teng’s works before.

The gallery will publish a fully illustrated hardbound catalogue of Teng’s late oeuvre.
The gallery would like to extend special thanks to artist family and the son Teng ShiKuang, Dr. Chen HsuehSheng, Chen Yu Ming, and Chuan Huihua for their generous supports to the exhibition.

About the Artist :
鄧南光(1907 — 1971)早年負笈東瀛,研究攝影藝術,攝影經歷四十多年,先後參加各種攝影比賽,屢次入選獲獎頗受日本攝影藝術界推崇,返台後在本省組織臺灣萊卡協會、台灣趣味寫真俱樂部,領導本省攝影同好研究影藝,並歷任日本關西寫真聯盟臺灣支部委員,台灣登錄寫真作家,全日本萊卡協會會員,全關東寫真聯盟會,全日本八厘電影協會會員等,對台灣攝影藝術之推廣。光復後我國攝影大師靜山先生組織中國攝影學會時參加為發起人,全力推廣中國現代攝影藝術,並親自組織「自由影展」領導本省新進作家,民國五十二年十二月二十二日創立台灣省攝影學 會,眾望所歸,歷任本會理事長。此外,並歷任中國攝影學會理事及學術審議委員,榮獲APSC、 AFIAP榮銜,台灣省文化協會理事兼攝影委員會主任委員。青影社及大同攝影同好會名譽顧問。 著作有「攝影術入門」及「照相機指南」等,對台灣現代攝影之發展,貢獻莫大。

Teng NanKuang (鄧南光 a.k.a Deng NanGuang, 1907 -1971), famous for realism documentary and female portraits, was among the first generation of pioneering Taiwan photographers studied in Tokyo. After returning to Taipei, he opened his studio and led the photography societies in Taiwan until his death. As a leader, an activist, an educator, a critic and a camera enthusiast, Teng was the great figure holding both rationality and sensibility to create fresh photographs with innovative individuation.