Filip Naudts is currently working with Europe-based Chinese writer/artist Julie O’Yang on a phiction – a photo-novel which will be published by an international publisher of art books in Singapore.
A 600 years old Buddha figure carved on a cliff has been recently discovered in a water tank located in a Chinese hinterland village. Its discovery is due to a drop of water level. Archaeologists have also discovered the foundations of a temple.
During Chinese New Year, it is common for urban-dwelling Chinese people to return to their rural hometowns and stay with their relatives. This year, users of Weibo and WeChat have been taking a step further, and reflecting on the picture they present to the world of their modern lives. Below is a sample of the type of photographs in vogue this new year. They usually are has hashtagged: #Before Vs After Coming Home #回家前VS回家后.
"Yang, Etudiant Ouvrier en 1920". Website ran by Stéphane Yang, the grandson of a Chinese called Yang Tche Chen (1902-1968), who travelled to France in the 1920s thanks to the Diligent Work-Frugal Study Movement. It provides a variety of printed documents, including old photographs
Next Thursday 19th January at 8pm, the parisian cinema the Entrepôt will run the documentary entitled "Territoires Inconnus", which explores Zhuang Xueben's 1930s photographs of China's hinterlands.
In "小城故事 | Small-Town Stories", the artist-researcher Zhuang Wubin visited the rural hinterlands of Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, getting to know his sitters, listening to personal and family stories over many a cup of coffee, meal, game of billiards and even a wedding or two and, eventually, photographing his subjects.
Ke Peng’s work explores the ways in which differences connect. She searches for contradictions, such as the distinctions found within similarity and the limitations and restrictions of spaces. Peng received a BFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design. She was raised in Shenzhen, China who now divides her time between Los Angeles and Southern China.
Clare Harris, "Photography and Tibet", London: Reaktion Books. This book is the first historical survey of photography in Tibet and the Himalayas, and it offers remarkable new insights into the attempts of both foreign and Tibetan photographers to document the region.