Some Stones

November 15-29, 2020

The Hero and the Heroine
written by Holly Lee

 

In one portrait, Elaine Ling, the Hong Kong born Canadian photographer stood beside a Mongolian general holding the same twelve foot spear with the intimidating warrior. She appeared so tiny beside this colossal figure, measuring merely up to his waist. Yet within this woman’s petite physique she possessed immense spirit, great strength and a beautiful soul. During her life-long travels to many remote parts of the world, she brought back picture after picture of extraordinary beauty of the otherwise little visited lands. Places where ancient monolithic stones and sculptures still stand, houses once lived, occupied now only by desert sand, sites where baobabs reside peacefully with human neighbours and treated as great friends. Her photographs are not just aesthetic still-lifes, they tell us stories. Sometimes through her subtle journalistic approach we are able to peep into the profuse culture and spiritual lives of other peoples - the Cubans, Burmese, Mongolians and Tibetans.

 

To the richness of her large format black and whites, to the serenity of the natural, or cultural monumental landscapes and the footprints of the peoples she so tirelessly pursued and embraced, we salute her outstanding achievement.

 

 

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(Elaine Ling (1946-2016) immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in the 1950s. She was a family physician but pursued passionately on the side, a life-long career as a photographer, traveled extensively to remote places creating a vast body of documentary work. She had four monographs published and her work is collected in museums in Canada and worldwide.)

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25% OFF for online exhibits
Valid only for ORDERS for exhibits at the OCEANPOUNDS online exhibition, “Some Stones”. Offer valid through November 29, 2020 (11:59 p.m. eastern time).

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Africa Stones #1

Elaine Ling
Africa Stones #1, 1994
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 3/28

$500.00
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America Stones #1 (Monolith 1), 1995

Elaine Ling
America Stones #1 (Monolith 1), 1995
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper

$500.00
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Persia Stones #19, 1995

Elaine Ling
Persia Stones #19, 1995
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 3/28

$500.00
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America Stones #27, 1995

Elaine Ling
America Stones #27, 1995
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper

$500.00
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America Stones #29

Elaine Ling
America Stones #29
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 3/28

$500.00
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America Stones #2, 1995

Elaine Ling
America Stones #2, 1995
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 1/28

$500.00
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Abandoned Namib Desert #VIII, 1997

Elaine Ling
Abandoned Namib Desert #VIII, 1997
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 3/28

$500.00
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Abandoned Namib Desert #IV, 1997

Elaine Ling
Abandoned Namib Desert #IV, 1997
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 3/28

$500.00
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China Stones #22, 1995

Elaine Ling
China Stones #22, 1995
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 3/28

$500.00
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