3030: New Photography in China.
Edited by John Millichap. Text by Gu Zheng and Ou Ning. Photographs by various artists.
3030 Press., Hong Kong, 2006. Unpaged, 7½x9¾".

Publisher's Description
This fully illustrated survey of 30 of China's brightest photographers under 30 shows a new generation of artists, unburdened by ideology and immersed in the economic and social changes that have transformed China over the past 20 years.

From international artists and photo journalists to video makers and web bloggers, their images reveal a variety of styles that reflect the influence not only of tradition and politics but also foreign media channels and the development of a home-grown pop culture. In almost all cases it is the changing condition of life in China’s cities that provides the context and a powerful inspiration, whether it is Guangzhou in the south, Shanghai in the east or Beijing in the north. Each asserts its own character and it is often these differences that give contemporary photography in China is freshness and strength. Seen together, these works describe the possibilities and anxieties of life in modern China, as well as a powerful new sense of creative identity.

Essays by leading scholars and curators introduce the photographers and their work. For students and enthusiasts of China and photography 3030: New Photography in China is an essential companion and sheds a unique light on the country’s evolving art scene.


The Photographers

Birdhead: Song Tao b.1979, Ji Weiyu , b.1980
Cai Wei Dong, b.1978
Cao Fei, b.1978
Chen Wei, b.1980
Chi Peng, b.1981
Guo Hang, b. 1983
Huang Kui, b.1977
Jin Shan, b.1976
Li Si En, b.1980
Liang Yue, b.1979
Lin Zhi Peng (223), b.1979
Liu Bo, b.1977
Liu Ding, b.1976
Liu Ren, b.1980
Liu Yi Qing (Yiki), b.1982
Lu Yanpeng, b.1984
Peng & Chen: Peng Yangjun, b.1977 & Chen Jiaojiao, b.1980
Shen Hao, b.1980
Si Wei (Zao), b.1980
Su Han Guang (Alex), b.1978
Tang Yi, b.1982
Wang Yifei, b.1984
Wen Ling (Ziboy), b.1976
Xu Cheng, b.1980
Xu Zi Yu, b.1979
Yang Chang Hong, b. 1979
Yao Yi Chun, b.1984
Zhang Jungang (K1973), b.1980
Zhao Yao, b.1981
Zheng Zhiyuan, b.1977



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