Item description for Mark Henley: China Surreal by Mark Henley...
A wall of pinned-up breast enhancers; a champagne bride at a westernized Chinese wedding; and three tiny workers perched atop the domed New Opera House after a devastating sandstorm are just a few of the amazing Sternfeld-esque photographs in this new collection by the British-born documentary photographer, Mark Henley, whose work is regularly featured in Vanity Fair, the Economist, the publications of Amnesty International and the United Nations. Henley has spent much of the past two decades in Asia, concentrating on the economic and social changes that have been sweeping through the continent and beyond. In China [sur]real he portrays the people and processes of Zhongguo, the "Middle Kingdom," in the midst of its greatest transition. Henley captures the country's common humanity, but does not omit the odd edges that make China both part of our world and a world apart.
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A Great Book Sep 18, 2008
Loved this book. A photographer's look at changing China over the last 15 years. And goodness, has it changed! This is not the China of cliches. No sunset shots of the Great Wall. This is a bright look at visual contrasts of one of the world's greatest transformations both of a nation and its economic culture. Very honest, very real.