International MA Photography student makes his mark at the Street Photography Awards

Tan Kraipuk was announced a finalist in the third annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017.

Tan Kraipuk's Stage of Light collection
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Tan Kraipuk's Stage of Light collection

International MA Photography student Tan Kraipuk was announced a finalist in the third annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017.

The awards were initially created to recognise fresh approaches to the genre, capturing moments or making sense of the world in all its chaos, using the language of the street to tell all kinds of stories in creative, unique ways.

37 selected photographers, including Tan, will be exhibiting at SF Cameraworks, a non-profit gallery space in San Francisco that has been supporting emerging artists for over 40 years.

Tan Kraipuk's Stage of Light collection
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Tan Kraipuk's Stage of Light collection

Tan, originally from Thailand, graduates later this year. He told us: “This was beyond my expectations. When they announced the results, I was very surprised and extremely happy.

“My series ‘Stage of Light’, represents feelings of hope, encouragement, and loneliness. I was inspired by sunlight, the environment in the UK, and my own experiences. I also studied Edward Hopper’s work as I like his style very much.

“Before I came to NTU, I was just a man who liked photography. When I arrived, I was inspired with countless ideas. My teachers and classmates gave me many useful suggestions that enriched my thoughts, and I adapted it to my photography.”

International MA Photography student makes his mark at the Street Photography Awards

Published on 2 November 2017
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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