The Chinese Photobook

When 11 Feb 2015 - 2 Apr 2015
Where aperture gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
United States
Enquiry (212) 505-5555

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 11, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Tour with Ruben Lundgren: Saturday, February 14, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

China has a fascinating history of photobook publishing, and The Chinese Photobook will reveal for the first time the richness and diversity of this heritage. Curated by Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren, this exhibition is based on a collection Parr compiled with the Beijing- and London-based Dutch photographer team. And while the collection was inspired initially by Parr’s interest in propaganda books—and in finding key works of socialist realist photography, from the early days of the Communist Party and the Cultural Revolution era—the selection of books includes key volumes published as early as 1900, as well as contemporary volumes by emerging Chinese photographers. Each and every featured photobook offers a new perspective on the complicated history of China from the beginning of the twentieth century onward.

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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