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Hatje Cantz

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Hardcover, 11 x 13 in. / 160 pgs / 64 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 130   

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Yan Wang Preston: Mother River

Edited by Nadine Barth. Text by Liz Wells, et al.

"A Chinese photographer returns home after years away and attempts to understand her fast-changing country through its flowing heart—the Yangtze River.” —Lens Culture

Mother River is a four-year project (2010–14) for which the British Chinese photographer Yan Wang Preston (born 1976) photographed the entire 6,211-km Yangtze River at precise 100-km intervals with a large-format film camera.

As China's "Mother River," the Yangtze is routinely depicted through idealistic images of iconic places. With Mother River, Preston conceptually undermines this deep-seated preference toward certain river locales and their landscape representations. The equally spaced photographic locations produce no picturesque views or sublime concrete structures, but a set of accidental and vernacular landscapes that have never or rarely been photographed before. The book tells an epic story of the entire width of China from its western highland to its eastern coast and demonstrates that, in an era of abundant satellite mapping and saturated imagery, fresh views can still be attained in acts of creative mapping.


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British Journal of Photography

Susanna D'Aliesio

A record of an epic journey... Yan Wang Preston’s Mother River is both a physical odyssey through China and a metaphor for its evolution, travelling from the traditional culture still seen to be seen at its source through to the rampant modernisation approaching its mouth.

Lens Culture

A Chinese photographer returns home after years away and attempts to understand her fast-changing country through its flowing heart—the Yangtze River.

AnOther Magazine

Sophie Bew

Compelling Photographs Documenting China’s Changing Landscapes... Equal parts emotive and raw, sterile and cold, Yan Wang Preston’s photographs capture the tension between urbanity and nature in China’s cities.

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YAN WANG PRESTON: MOTHER RIVER

HATJE CANTZ

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Pub Date: 12/18/2018
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Yan Wang Preston: Forest

YAN WANG PRESTON: FOREST

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775743754
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Pub Date: 6/26/2018
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