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Martin Parr & WassinkLundgren, The Chinese Photobook from Les Rencontres d'Arles on Vimeo.

13 June 2014

Interview Martin Parr

Martin Parr is a key figure in the world of photography, recognized as a brilliant satirist of contemporary life. In addition to his work as a photographer and curator, he is a renowned collector of photographic books. In 2014, he presents his collection of Chinese Photobooks at the Rencontres d’Arles, in the Bureau DesLices.

The exhibition, based on a collection of Chinese photobooks compiled by Martin Parr and Dutch photographer team WassinkLundgren (Thijs groot Wassink and Ruben Lundgren), reveals for the first time the richness and diversity of this héritage.

Divided into six sections, each one consecrated to a historical period, this exhibition of Chinese Photobook reveals much about China itself, and the country’s dramatic twists and turns during the last 100 years.

Directed by Valentin Bardawil

The Chinese Photobook at the Bureau DesLices, Rencontres d’Arles 2014.