Founded in Ningbo by Yuan Di, Jiazazhi Press has established itself as a leading independent publishing house in China. Below is an introduction of its latest monographs published in 2017, which were spotted at Polycopies (the Parisian fair with specialized international photography book publishers held once a year in November).
About the book
I flew to San Francisco from Shanghai on August 11, 2014.The whole journey extended 9,872 miles, and the flight took 10 hours and 50 minutes. The time difference between Shanghai and San Francisco was 15 hours, so I took three days to get adjusted. I slept for at least ten hours each day.
This series is based on my daily life and imagination. I keep a distance from the city I now live in. Landmarks, shopping malls and new neighborhoods help me to constructed an unreal city in images and memory: a fictitious city that is based on an actual place but that is transformed by an associative process. With people seeming to appear out of mist, the slightly off-kilter images connect to something odd but interesting. These images ask viewers to look again, to step closer and to investigate what might be there in that other dimension.
Time from different sources: images from ciman village ╱ 来源不同的时间：来自茨满村的图像
By Cheng Xinhao ╱ 程新皓
Size: 305mm x 255mm x 40mm
174 pages, Leatherette Hardcover
First Edition: 800, Published in May 2017
This book was shortlisted by Arles Author Book Award 2017
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This is our second publication for artist Cheng Xinhao. In the body of works Cheng uses polyphonic narrative to present the reality of a Naxi village in Southwest China during urbanization. This book, as response of the “comprehensive” series, is visualized polyphony. It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a handmade book in mass production.
White Night 白夜
By Feng Li 冯立
225mm X 320mm X 12mm
pvc print cover, 184 pages + 8 pages of special silver print, 160 photos
first edition, July 2017
limited in 1000 copies
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This is photographer Feng Li (generally known as “free pig” in China) ’s first monograph, with a selection of his color works shot from 2005 to 2015. The title comes from a sentence in Holy Bible, “By day they meet with darkness, and grope at noon as in the night.”