This fully illustrated survey presents the work of 30 of China's most exciting photographers under 30. Here for the first time is presented China’s new generation, unburdened by ideology and immersed in the economic and social changes that have transformed China over the past 20 years. From internationally exhibiting artists to photo-journalists, video makers and web bloggers, their images reveal a diverse range 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 encompassing TV, music, advertising and fashion.
In almost all cases it is the city that provides the inspiration, whether it is Guangzhou in the south, Shanghai in the east or Beijing in the north. And it is partly these regional differences and their influence on each other that lends contemporary photography in China its freshness and strength.
Essays by leading scholars and curators from Beijing and Guangzhou introduce the photographers and their work. For students and enthusiasts of contemporary China and photography ‘3030: New Photography in China’ reveals an exciting new force in world art
Ed.John Millichap, 3030：NEW PHOTOGRAPHY IN CHINA, 3030 Press, 2006, ISBN: 9789889938406；9889938405