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Chinese History of Photobooks

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"The Chinese Photobook" reveals the richness and diversity of China’s largely unexplored history of photobook publishing. Spanning from 1900 to 2014, the exhibition includes key titles by established and emerging Chinese artists.

The exhibition includes books published by early colonial powers in China, including France, England, and Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War, as well as a selection of books produced during the Cultural Revolution, among many others. Many of the publications on display are unknown or rarely seen outside of China and offer a unique insight into the country’s complex cultural history from the twentieth century onwards.

Curated by Martin Parr and artist collective Wassink Lundgren, this marks the first UK showing of the exhibition following its critically acclaimed presentation at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2014.

For more information, please go to Photographers Gallery

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