The New Chinese

by Li zhengde



The New Chinese by Li Zhengde. First edition first impression. Large format hardback (one of 600) in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures.  

About The New Chinese

The New Chinese is a project that explores the rapidly changing society of China as urbanization takes more and more space in the country. Thus, the photographer studies how Western lifestyles take over tradition and how people keep up with this shift. The images were taken between 2006 and 2016 in Shenzen, a city that was at the time going through dramatic transformations. Zhengde managed to capture the development of this area via the people who were pouring in to work. The result is a fantastic collection of photographs showing us all sorts of people, all sorts of contexts, ideas and changes of the New Chinese.

About Li Zhengde

Li Zhengde was born in Hunan, China. He is based in Shenzen where he has worked in a ten year long project called The New Chinese that documents the rapidly changing society of China and of this city in particular. Some of his exhibitions include Modern Chinese in 2014 in Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai. The Invisible City (2013) in China, France and Germany, among others.

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