Like a father Like a mountain

Pan Wang

2016 - 2019

China; Shaanxi, China

Like a Father Like a Mountain

To me, the great Qinling in China is more than a mountain range, it’s the embodiment of a father. In fact, Daqinling is referred to as ‘father mountain’. When I was a child I looked at the boundless mountains and asked the elders to explain where they began and ended, but there was never an answer.

My father died when I was five, but I remember him taking me to Qinling on his bicycle to visit relatives and friends. Images of this constantly flash in my heart. After he died 30 years later , I became a father too, and at the same age of him,I began to photograph the Qinling, eventually spending three years walking the length of the range. During my journey, I gradually picked up the childhood memories that had dissipated. While wandering, I collected moments of beauty: a flower, a blade of grass, a person, an object, a patch of light, a corner, an instant.

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  • Communities under the Qinling gold mine, Tongguan, Shaanxi, China

  • Road to Qinling, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China

  • East peak of Huashan Mountain, City, Shaanxi Province, China

  • Gatehouse on Baishi mountain, Lintan County, Gansu Province, China

  • Shimen Reservoir, Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province, China

  • Luoning County, Luoyang City, Henan Province.China

  • Buyers' street, Hezheng County, Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province.China

  • after the renovation of illegal Villas at the northern foot of Qinling Mountains,Huxian County, Shaanxi Province, China,

  • Luanchuan County, Luoyang City, Henan Province, China

  • Panshan Road, Yaoshan, Lushan County, .China

  • Yeliguan Town, Lintan County, Gansu ProvinceTongguan, Shaanxi Province, .China.

  • women decorating "dragon lantern"Tongguan, Shaanxi Province, China.

  • Taibai Mountain, Baoji City, Shaanxi Province.China

  • Murals of the great Qinling Mountains on the roadside and iron boats against the walls in Tongguan County, Shaanxi Province.China

  • Fish in the pool of Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang City, Henan Province.China

  • Yaoshan, Lushan County, Pingdingshan City, Henan Province.China

  • Pseudogolden monkey on trees in Foping County, Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province, China

  • Tangyu, Lantian County, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, China

  • Nan Wutai, Chang'an District, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province.China