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Nadav Kander

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Yibin I (Bathers), Sichuan Province

Nadav Kander creates images in an age of radical change: in a series awarded the famed Prix Pictet in 2009, he photographed a China in the process of revolution. Traveling along the Yangtze River, he took serene pictures of people haplessly facing overwhelming change. In these pictures, the river—China’s main artery—becomes a metaphor of constant transformation. There are still traces of the old China, for whose spirituality the river was important, but the idyllic old buildings and houseboats have been replaced by colossal new apartment complexes that emulate Western architecture. As Kander himself says: “China is a nation that appears to be severing its roots by destroying its past in the wake of the sheer force of its moving ‘forward’ at such an astounding and unnatural pace. A people scarring their country, and a country scarring its people.”
We are very pleased to be able to offer one of the photographs from this fantastic series as a Collector’s Edition. This atmospheric image focuses beautifully on the central statement of the photo project: boys swimming along the shores of the river, while behind this idyllic scene, a factory smokestack pollutes the air.

Nadav Kander
Yibin I (Badende), Provinz Sichuan

Chromogenic colour print in folder
Sheet size: 50.4 x 61.4 cm
Image size: 40 x 51.3 cm
Limited edition of 25 + 3 a. p., signed and numbered


€ 680.00

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About Nadav Kander

Nadav Kander (*1961 in Tel Aviv) lives and works in London. Professional photographer since the 1980s for magazines such as The Sunday Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Another Man, Dazed & Confused, and The New York Times Magazine. More about Nadav Kander in the Hatje Cantz art dictionary »

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