Box - Pass It On.
By Peng Yangjun & Chen Jiaojiao.
332 pp., illustrated throughout, 7¾x10½".
A Box collects memories and secrets from ordinary Chinese families, including a book of selected album photos, private letters, stories, and a secret draw which includes several objects, one aluminum toy plane, one red scarf for Chinese young pioneer’s league, one classic tin ring, four crystal beads, one vintage train ticket, one vintage cinema ticket, etc.
It has been chosen by Martin Parr as the best photo book of the past year:
'This exquisite box, contains an album of photos which this couple have located, and have written up the with stories and secrets associated with images. Beautifully reproduced with many Images and much ephemera tipped in. There are booklets with French and English translations. At the bottom of the box are secret draws that includes anything from a metal toy plane to a vintage train ticket.” - Martin Parr
Read Sarah Bradley's review of Box - Pass It On in photo-eye Magazine.