Sam Wang was born in China
and grew up in Hong Kong. He received an MFA with a concentration in photography
and a minor in painting in 1966 from the University of Iowa. Holding the title
of Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art at Clemson University in South
Carolina, he teaches photography and łart with computer˛ and participates in
overseeing an MFA in DPA (Digital Production Arts) program that prepares
students for the computer animation industry.
Sam learned the BTZS system from Phil in the early 80's. His circular works
came from a desire to include as much as possible of the landscape that wide
angle lenses could give him without going to fisheye. These images came from a
4x5 version of the many cameras that he has built and used through the years.
With BTZS, most of the time Sam prefers the incident method. His work is in
numerous collections across the country and is represented by The Kiang Gallery
in Atlanta and the Schneider Gallery in Chicago.