Tuesday, March 20, 2012

LIU ZHENG | The Chinese

                                    Liu Zheng | The Chinese [Steidl 2004]

From the Bookshelf || This book features 120 suggestive, and sometimes hard to look at, photographs taken by the Chinese artist Liu Zheng between 1994 and 2001. Zheng focuses on a broad cross section of the chinese society including the homeless, transvestites, drug-dealers, coal miners, Taoist priests, Buddhist monks, prostitutes .. you can also see some real tragic images of the darker side of China´s cultural history.
I do not know how the Chinese government would have presented their profile on the Chinese people .... probably not like Liu Zheng.

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