The French Consul-General Auguste François left us today over hundreds of photographs taken across China between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
For most of his working years Yang Yongliang has undertaken a kind of urban archaeology by creating unsettling photographs, in which utopia and dystopia intertwine with one another.
Created by the French photographer Eric Leleu (b. 1979), the series Subtitles (re)invents the story of hengfu (横幅), the famous red Chinese banners bearing powerful messages.
Lai Afong (c.1839-1890) – also called Lai Fong – was perhaps one of the most famous and successful Chinese commercial photographer and proprietor of the longest lived photographic studio in nineteenth-century Hong Kong.
Thomas Sauvin collects and salvages the abandoned negatives from a recycling area north of Beijing. By doing so, he saves and reinvents a recent and nearly-forgotten past.
Zhang Bojun's photographic series “We” offers gigantic patchworks, which suggest that each human life only has meaning once it has been considered with distance and relativism.