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Peikwen Cheng, born in 1975 in the United States, is a self-taught photographer and visual artist based in Beijing, China. His sharp eye enabled him to be praised by many critics. His work has been exhibited in Cambodia, Canada, China, Greece, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Syria, United Kingdom and United States. Peikwen holds a degree in Product Design from Stanford University.
?In 2000, I journeyed to the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to a pre-historic lake bed, ringed by mountains. It is at a strikingly beautiful place, yet incredibly inhospitable place plagued by alkaline dust storms. Each year a spontaneous community gathers for one week to share, build, participate and then disappear. Creativity is abound and caution is tossed to the wind. People realize their random dreams/whims/etc, no matter how nonsensical they may be in the real world. It is this idea of realizing dreams that has been incredibly inspiring to me and has propelled me to tackle challenging projects, including this series Lost and Found (2000-2010).?