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Opening Reception

The Chinese Photobook

Wednesday, February 11

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY


Join Aperture Foundation for the opening reception of The Chinese Photobook, curated by Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren. The selection of books on view includes key volumes published as early as 1900, as well as contemporary volumes by emerging Chinese photographers. Each and every featured photobook offers a new perspective on the complicated history of China, from the beginning of the twentieth century onward.

Image: A selection of four album-style books, each including original prints, part of the five-volume set published as part of the Silvermine project by Thomas Sauvin (London: Archive of Modern Conflict, 2013)

The Chinese Photobook exhibition and publication have been made possible with generous support from the China Art Foundation, which was founded in 2008 to help ensure that the intense global interest in contemporary Chinese art and culture has a sustainable future, and to increase knowledge and understanding in the arena of art and culture between China and the rest of the world.





Exhibition coproduced by Aperture Foundation, New York, and Les Rencontres d’Arles, France.





The accompanying publication was made possible with additional contributions by Aperture supporters Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Sondra Gilman Gonzalez-Falla, Marina and Andrew E. Lewin, and David Solo.

The Chinese Photobook