K Y L E L A N G
Kyle Lang is a photographer from New Jersey. His obsession with travel and exploration originated from his family's annual camping trips for week-long spans in rural Pennsylvania. During these trips, his father would take him on hikes, educating him on animal tracks and the small wildlife that they would encounter. These experiences formulated his current artistic inspiration through environmentally-centric photography.
He began formal photography studies in 2014. In 2015 he took up a job as a Nikon Representative where he taught photography. One year later he left the country to reorient his goals and find himself a new backdrop to work with. While abroad, Lang had the time and content he needed to explore the intersection between himself and his environment. Feeling satisfied with the experience, he resumed his studies with a new lens. He will receive his AFA at the end of 2020.
Lang is best known for his medium format landscape photography from his time spent traveling. To name a few accomplishments, his work has been showcased in a variety of galleries including the Otago Museum in New Zealand, The Halide Project in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Center of Photography in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He was the featured environmental artist on “The Earth Issue” in 2019, and his photograph of the Aurora Australis was featured in Analog Forever Magazine’s “Heart of the Issue” in 2019.
His work is now expanding past landscape photography and moving onto more conceptual work that focuses on bridging a gap between surrealism and documentary photography. In 2020 Lang was awarded the Thomas George Artist Grant which funded his cross-country trip to work on “Manifest Content”, a surrealist darkroom photography project. He was awarded an artist residency at TYPA, a historic print and paper museum in Tartu, Estonia. In April of 2021 he will be relocating to Estonia to continue working on Manifest Content.
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