Ka-Man Tse


Archival pigment print
30 x 38 inches
Edition of 8, signed sticker on verso

New York based photographer Ka-Man Tse uses the urban landscape and infrastructure of her native Hong Kong as an ever-present subject in her work. While her photographs often focus on intersections of Asian, Pacific Island, and queer communities, the backdrop of the crowded city is a central theme as well. In Untitled, power lines criss cross over one another, and apartments are stacked in high rise buildings, the scene is teeming with energy and life. Despite this, no figures are directly present, commenting on the social norms which prevent many people from publicly embracing their LGBTQ identities. Tse asks viewers, what is the cost of visibility when your safety is at stake?

Ka-Man Tse has exhibited her work at Para Site, Videotage, Lumenvisum, WMA’s Transition, and Eaton Workshop all in Hong Kong. In the U.S. she has mounted solo shows at Aperture in New York, the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA, and the New York Public Library. In the fall of 2020, she exhibited work at Art on the Stoop: Sunset Screenings at the Brooklyn Museum. She is currently Associate Director of BFA Photography at Parsons.

This is an unframed archival pigment print created by master printer at the lab at Silver Eye. We offer framing, mounting, and matting services for this print, please contact Kate Kelley at kate@silvereye.org for more information.

  • $1800: Untitled
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