The Chinese Photobook
Exhibition, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK, until 5 July
The exhibition reveals the richness and diversity of China’s largely unexplored history of photobook publishing. Spanning from 1900 to 2014, it includes key titles by established and emerging Chinese artists, as well as books published by the early colonial powers that occupied it, including France, England, and Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War, as well as a selection of books produced during the Cultural Revolution, and others. Many of the publications on display are unknown or rarely seen outside of China and offer a unique insight into the country’s complex cultural history from the 20th century onwards.