John Clang, Myth of the Flat Earth, 2013
A haunting icon and meditation of today’s nerve-wrecked urban humanity, this photo series depict the desperate need to stay afloat — at all cost. A sense of paranoia pervades; even as the human figures tread on invisible waters in a pool three feet deep, constantly struggling to stay afloat, head above waters. Like them, we also strive ceaselessly to meet the high-water mark of society’s expectations. In turn, these too have become the fatal waters we tread upon.