The Yellow River by Zhang Kechun
. Third edition (2020). Large format hardcover in new condition. Signed by Zhang Kechun to front end page. No markings. This is a new book. Still in shrink wrap. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About The Yellow River
The Yellow River is a documentation of the effects of modernisation along the second largest river in China. This river runs through nine provinces and it has a great number of mythological significance attached to it Also, it's said to be the origin of ancient Chinese civilisation.
Zhang Kechun decided to walk along the Yellow River, following the flow of the water across his homeland. This way, he would get to experience the influence of the stream in every location. One could say, this was a sort of spiritual journey where Kechun tried to find his roots.
However, with modernisation comes loss. The river, once full of myths, legends and a father-like presence had started to disappear. Nevertheless, the message Kechun decides to leave to the viewer is one of hope and optimism.
About Zhang Kechun
Zhang Kechun ( 1980, Sichuan ) is a Chinese artist and photographer. He is known for his photographs dwelling on the significance of the landscape in modern Chinese national identity.
Zhang Kechun won the National Geographic Picks Global
Prize in 2008, the Daylight Photo
and the Arles Photo Festival Discovery Award
in 2014. He was nominated by the Three Shadow Photo Award
in 2012, Sony World Photography Awards
in 2012 and 2013, and by the Prix HSBC Pour la Photographie
His works were in many museums and private collectors from the USA, France, Germany, Japan and China such as Chinese Image and Video Archive in Canada, Williams College Museum of Art, USA and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts.
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