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by Dorian François
Photographs: Dorian François

Text: Dorian François

Publisher: Les Editions du silence

110 pages

Pictures: 40

Year: 2017

Price: 75 € 5 volumes. Leporello. Hardcover under slipcase, 210 x 160 mm. First edition, 2017. Black & white photographs. Text in french. Edition limited to 200 copies

My plan was to travel through China for 3 months, by train, to visit ten of its biggest cities. I would photograph and write every day, no matter what. I have been going to China for the past 12 years and I expected my work to continue in the same vein.

Although, as time goes by, the writing veers away from matter-of-fact observations to reflections of a more intimate nature. What I see and experience in China brings back memories from childhood, dreams, long forgotten feelings and so, in the end, the written journal has very little to do with China, at least not the China I see, my camera records, and the pictures display. This split, this gradual separation between the world of the eye and the world of the mind, is what allows for this specific work to become, in a way, a rather wistful story-board of a trip through China.
Publisher: Les éditions du silence

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