(AUTO)PORTRAIT DE LA RÉVOLUTION CULTURELLE CHINOISE
This year, Photography of China is proud to have been selected to project an exclusive slideshow entitled "Wang Qiuhang: Chinese Cultural Revolution (Self)Portrait 1966-1976." It introduces a collection of portraits depicting the Chinese photographer Wang Qiuhang taken by himself and his friends during the decade of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Raised in Hangzhou in a family of high-ranking officials, Wang underwent countless difficulties throughout his life because his father was accused of being a “traitor of the Party”, sent to a labor camp and forced to kill himself. On account of his “bad family background,” Wang was denied jobs and, for years as a result, the opportunity to find a wife. Hence he explains “After having gone through total despair, I discovered another kind of love: the love of oneself.”
The video will be showcased on 6 July 2018 at the Papeteries Étienne (screen 1), then on Arles' website and later across Photography of China's platforms.
Night of the Year
Papeteries Étienne, Arles
6 July 2018
19h00 - 3h00