February 1, 2023

Photographer’s Work Captures Nature’s “Eternal Moments”

“AN ETERNAL MOMENT”: Nature photographs by Lu Zheng will be on view at the Plainsboro Public Library February 4 through February 25. An opening reception is on Saturday, February 4 from 12 to 1 p.m.

The Plainsboro Public Library will host an opening reception for artist and photographer Lu Zheng on February 4 from 12 to 1 p.m. During the event Lu will discuss her nature photographs, which she says capture “endless time in an eternal moment.” The theme of the show, which will remain at the library through February 25, is “An Eternal Moment.”

Born in Xinjiang, China, Zheng moved to the United States in 1995. In 2001, she traveled in Europe and says she became fascinated with the “astoundingly beautiful landscapes and the power of Mother Nature to provide boundless imagery.” In November 2005, her first exhibition of her photographs, “Grateful Moments,” took place at the Asian Cultural Center in Edison, NJ.

Since then, she has exhibited at a number of venues in both China and the U.S., including Princeton University, the Xinjiang Arts Academy, and the Culture and Art Museum in Xinjiang. In February 2012, she had a solo exhibit at the Plainsboro Library. She has published two photo albums, both entitled Eternal Moments.

A pianist as well as a photographer, Zheng formerly taught at the Xinjiang Art Institute. She says that photography is one of the languages of art, and like other arts, it relies not on the camera alone, but on the heart. “With the camera,” she adds, “you can initiate a dialogue with nature, and through your photographs share the experience of being emotionally moved.”

Plainsboro Public Library is located at 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro. For more information, call (609) 275-2897 or visit plainsborolibrary.org.