17 18 19
17 18 19 by Thomas Sauvin. First edition first impression hardback in new condition. No markings. This book is in new condition. Please see pictures.
About 17 18 1917 18 19 is an investigative project that studies the practice of police department photography, including their aesthetic, the way they use their photography, their composition, etc. The series originated in bag of negative film that Sauvin rescued from a recycling plant in Beijing back in 2010. The bag containing all the film that was going to be destructed, but Sauvin kept the at least 15,000 black and white negatives. The negatives didn't get seen for almost ten years, due to fear to repercussions from the Chinese government and they are now presented in their raw negative form in this book.
About Thomas SauvinThomas Sauvin is a French photography collector and editor who lives in Beijing. Since 2006 he exclusively works as a consultant for the UK-based Archive of Modern Conflict, an independent archive and publisher, for whom he collects Chinese works, from contemporary photography to period publications to anonymous photography. Sauvin has had exhibitions of his work, and published through Archive of Modern Conflict. Sauvin started the Beijing Silvermine project, accumulating more than 850,000 anonymous color negatives (as of December 2019) destined for destruction in a Beijing recycling zone.
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