The Chinese Photobook Exhibition: Aperture Foundation

Martin Parr (Photographer), Wassink Lundgren (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


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..
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 11 Feb 2015
EventThe Chinese Photobook - Aperture Gallery, New York, United States
Duration: 11 Feb 20152 Apr 2015


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