THREE SHADOWS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2010
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Publisher: Three Shadows Press Ltd (2010)
Category: Exhibition catalogue
Details: Softcover, 150 plates, 122 pages, 200 x 200 mm
Languages: English & simplified Chinese
Since 2008, the Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition has provided a unique platform for some of China’s most exciting young photographers. The theme of the 2010 edition is “Confluence”, and highlights the dynamic character of new photographic practice in China as traditional analogue techniques increasingly give way to digital technology. The result is far greater diversity than ever before, as artists experiment not with the new opportunities provided by digital photography, but also revisit and re-discover older photographic techniques. This convergence and mixing of old and new is mirrored in the range of themes shown in the work of this year’s artists, and reflects the tensions inherent in China’s economic and social transformation over the past couple of decades. Here, through the language of photography, a new generation of artists attempts to make sense of its present and future and the intersecting array of ideas and themes that comprise contemporary China.
The 2010 volume includes introductory articles by the Japanese photographer Kotaro Iizawa, the British art historian Karen Smith and Eva Respini, assistant curator in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Shortlisted artists include: Zhang Xiao (winner), Chen Ji’nan, Feng Li, Ho Yue, Huang Xiaoliang, Li Chunjun, Li Liangxin, Li Yong, Liao Wei, Liu Jia, Liu Ke, Mu Ge, Qi Hong, Song Xiaodi, Tian Lin, Wang Huan, Xiao Ribao, Xue Wei, Zeng Han, and Zhang Jie.
The Three Shadows Photography Award in Beijing was launched in 2009 to highlight new and emerging photography talent from mainland China. It was co-founded by the photographers Rong Rong and Inri, who, in 2007, also co-founded the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre at Caochangdi, in Beijing. Three Shadows is the only independent institution in China solely dedicated to the study and exhibition of photography.