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2017.08.16 Wed, by
Photo Books from Asia

[press release]

In early September, Shanghai Center of Photography (SCoP) will present you seven leading photographers/publishers, home and abroad, in three excellent talks on professional photography books, on September 9 & 10.

Sep 9 “Steidl Book Award Asia” Book Launch.

At 14:00 p.m., together with DECK, Singapore’s pioneering container art space, SCoP will present you “Steidl Book Award Asia” Book Launch. Gerhard Steidl is famous for publishing the best photography books in the world. To promote professional publishing in Asia, he established the aforementioned award. Two of the winners, Woong Soak Teng  and Park Jong Woo Park will come with their award-winning books, Ways to Tie Trees  and DMZ: Demilitarized Zone of Korea, to share their stories.

Sep 10   Jiazazhi Publishing Program & The Making of Handmade Photobooks

At 10:30 a.m. will begin Jiazazhi Publishing Program (JZZP). Though literally meaning “fake magazine”, Jiazazhi is, in fact, a genuine and professional magazine publisher. Its founder Yan You will discuss with two photographers, Feng Li and Cheng Xinhao, about what kind of photography magazine we need today.

At 14:00 p.m., The Making of Handmade Photobooks will begin. Two photographers, Zhang Hai’er and Tang Jing will share their handmade books Zhang Hai’er : Photos and Brave New World. From their stories we will learn the indivisibility of hand-making form to the photographic content, or the raison d’être of handmade photobooks.

About Speakers

 Gwen Lee is the Director and founder of DECK, Singapore. She is also the co-founder of 2902 Gallery and Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF).  She has curated and organized over 35 photography exhibitions both in Singapore and overseas since 2008, and participates as a jury and portfolio reviewer in Asia and Europe. Gwen Lee received an arts award from Japan Chamber of Commerce & Trade for her contribution to the Singapore arts community in 2010.

Woong Soak Teng was born in Singapore
in 1994 and is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the city’s Nanyang Technological University. Woong’s exhibitions include those at the Auckland Festival of Photography 2016, and DECK and Objectifs—Centre for Photography and Film, both in Singapore.

Jongwoo Park was born in Seoul in 1958 and practices in the media of documentary photography and video. From 1983 to 1995 he worked for the Korea Times, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as
a photojournalist. Jongwoo’s independent projects focus on documenting vanishing cultures and minority tribes, including
a two-decade project on the Himalayan ranges.

Yan You, born in 1983 in Xiangshan, Zhejiang Province. He is a photobook editor, publisher, and the founder of JZZP (Jiazazhi P). He now works and lives in ningbo.

Feng Li, born in 1971, now working and living in Chengdu, China. His work has been exhibited at SNACKS, Power Station of Art, Shanghai; 2015 Jimei-Arles International Photo Festival, etc. He won the Three Shadows Photography Award in 2010.

Cheng Xinhao, born in 1985 in Yunnan Province, got his Ph.D. from the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering in PKU in 2013. As one of the finalists of 2015 Three Shadow Photography Award he won the Shiseido Photographer Prize. His book The Naming of a River was shortlist as the first book award by Aperture- Paris Photo. Now he lives and works as an artist in Kunming, Yunnan.

Zhang Haier, born in Guangzhou in 1957. He was one of the first group of photographers from China to be presented at Arles in 1988. In his career he has worked on assignment for Agence Vu in Paris, and as photographer for News Weekly in Guangzhou 1995-2016.

Tang Jing, born in 1981 in Wuhan, Hubei, is an artist and independent curator. He graduated from Hubei Institute of Fine Arts major in sculpture and earned master degree in School of Fine Arts & Design Kassel, Germany. His solo exhibitions include “GROWTH” by kunst.licht Gallery Shanghai in 2014 and “NO WHERE THERE” by the 10th Lianzhou Foto Festival.