Jang

A term taken from Chinese philosophy referring to the balance between yin and yang, especially in regard to Taoist and Confucian systems and the relationship between them (Rowan, The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China, Vol 1, 95). Diamond relates this to his approach in Life Energy Photography, and by extension his other creative endeavors. For instance, if when photographing one is actively drawn to a particular subject, the therapeutic power of the photograph is created not by the subject in isolation, but by its balance to its surrounding environment. In terms of Chinese philosophy the subject might be regarded as yang, the surrounding environment as yin, and the crucial balance between the two as jang.

Timeline: 2020

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