Photographs by Koen Wessing
Uitgeverij Voenoot, 2009. 136 pp., 103 duotone illustrations, 8x11".
Dutch photographer Koen Wessing has visited China on four different occasions,
firstly in 1985, and more recently in 2007 when he visited Chongqing, Tibet and
Kashgar. During these visits the photographer turned his camera primarily on the less
affluent parts of the population and on rural migrants. His expressive and emphatic
black and white photography, that has been gathered in this monograph, offers an
intriguing look at the reality of China as it was then, and now. The publication is
introduced by an informative essay by Catherine Vuylsteke and includes an up-todate
biography of Wessing.