THE COLOURS OF GROWTH – China’s Huai River – Andreas Seibert

Clamshell Portfolio Box
in an edition of 15
40 x 50 cm.

The box contains seven prints
(40 x 50 cm paper size / 28 x 35 cm picture size).

Signed and numbered by the artist.
Published by Galleria Cons Arc 2012.

Images shown here do not represent entire portfolio contents.

To acquire this portfolio please contact Galleria Cons Arc
Prices on request.
Starting price CHF 3000.- (2012)
(excluded tax, shippment fees)

 

With «The Colors of Growth – China’s Huai River» Swiss photographer Andreas Seibert highlights everyday reality and the challenges being faced in China today. The  main focus is the almost 1,000 kilometer long river Huai which Seibert travelled from source to estuary.
The Huai He is one of China’s most important rivers. It is both a major lifeline for millions of people and at the same time exemplifies the changes and contradictions inherent in the burgeoning growth of the Chinese economy: although the cultures and living conditions in the different provinces differ greatly from one another, everywhere the peoples and settlements along the Huai He are confronted with the fact that today the river’s water resembles a poisonous sewer rather than a life-giving element. Andreas Seibert’s work emerged over the course of several long journeys and is a documentary project in the classical sense.
The strong impact of his images results not least from the fact that he pursues an aesthetic of his very own.
Andreas Seibert’s sense for special moods and his evident empathy with the people he met on his travels are important components of his lyrical
documentary style.

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