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BOOK REVIEWS

Chinese Posing

Examining the history of photography in China, from Victorian exoticism to Maoist propaganda to avant- garde posing, and the books that served these ends

(Left) PHOTOGRAPHY AND CHINA by Claire Roberts. Published by Reaktion Books, London, 2013. 

Softcover with color illustrations, 200 pages.


(Right) THE CHINESE PHOTOBOOK edited by Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren. 

Text by Gu Zheng, Raymond Lum, Ruben Lundgren, Stephanie H. Tung and Gerry Badger. 

Published by Aperture, New York. Hardcover with color illustrations, 448 pages.

More than the other forms of visual art, and in spite of the "selfie

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