Chin San Long (Lang Jingshan) (Chinese, 1892-1995). Photograph depicting a stairway through a cloudy mountain pass. Silver gelatin print. Hand signed to the backing along the lower right.
Chin San Long is known for his innovative art photography, particularly his signature "composite photography" technique. He was the first Chinese photographer to take artistic nude photos, and also specialized in nature photography.
Provenance: From the collection of William Atkins.
William Atkins (1919-2001) was a pilot for Northwest Airlines, who spent his career flying to Asia. He was an avid photographer who was involved in the Photographic Society of America, through which he developed relationships with photography clubs worldwide. It was through the photographic society in Taiwan that he met Chin San Long, with whom he became close friends. In the 1980s, he arranged an exhibit for Chin San Long's photography in Minnesota.Unframed; height: 14 1/4 in x width: 10 in. Matted; height: 20 in x width: 16 in.
The photograph is in good condition with no visible tears, creases, or losses. The photograph is affixed to the mat. The emulsion appears to be smooth with no breaks. To the upper right quadrant, there is a line that seems to be original to the developing process. Below the line, there are two minute accretions adhered to the surface. Stain and soiling to the mat. Not framed. No visible sign of restoration under UV light. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email email@example.com with any condition questions.
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